Basketball development camp to nurture youth
Following an agreement between the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule (DHPS) and the Basketball Artists School (BAS) Foundation, a three day basketball camp will be held from 29 April until 1 May at DHPS.
The project will also be open to players from other schools and is set to help with youth basket development in the country. Director of BAS, Ramah Mumba said that both boys and girls aged 11 to 18 years, no matter beginner or advanced are welcome to the camp.
“We are very happy to cooperate with DHPS, as we have seen their progress and how serious they are about basketball. Basketball is growing all over the country and DHPS is a very important partner when it comes to development of young players,” he said.
According to Mumba, registration forms for the basketball camp are available on the DHPS and BAS websites or directly at the two schools and there are a few open spots left for last-minute participants.
Kristin Eichholz, principal of DHPS and former basketball player in Germany, said, “Basketball is a modern and international sport that unites players all over the world and encourages interaction between different cultures. In a team of five players on the court everyone is important – the team is the star and this offers the young players the opportunity to grow both on and off the court.”
“With our coach Melusi Linda basketball has flourished at DHPS and thus it is not surprising that the two DHPS Sportspeople of the Year 2016, Jennifer Uchezuba and Hilton Swartbooi dribble and shoot baskets in their respective basketball teams,” she said.
Eichholz added that with the collaboration with BAS she can finally fire the starting pistol for the reconstruction of the DHPS Sports Hall: “In future the new hall at Church Street shall bring together the sportspeople from Windhoek, Namibia and the world to many basketball games and of course also for other sports codes.”
“I am sure that basketball has a great future in Namibia and all of us at DHPS are happy to do our bit for this future,” she concluded.