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Hockey sticks battle it out

Etienne Brits, CEO of Momentum and Jesse Schickerling, President of the Namibia Hockey Union. Momentum’s strong commitment for the upcoming schools hockey tournament, has elevated this junior sport event to a higher niveau.

Etienne Brits, CEO of Momentum and Jesse Schickerling, President of the Namibia Hockey Union. Momentum’s strong commitment for the upcoming schools hockey tournament, has elevated this junior sport event to a higher niveau.

Local insurer, Momentum presented a substantial sponsorship of N$100,000 to the Namibia Hockey Union to enable them to host the Annual Momentum National Schools Hockey Challenge.
Etienne Brits, CEO of Momentum expressed his pride at being able to support this initiative and advised that Momentum recognises that today’s young players are the future senior players and as such they would like to develop this talent to its fullest potential.
“This is the second consecutive year that Momentum is involved in this tournament and we’re very glad to note that there was such a boost in interest for the sport. The game of field hockey is a game played by many all over the world – it’s one of the oldest sports in history and the second largest team sport in the world, and we would love to increase its following” he said.
According to Jesse Schickerling, President of the Namibia Hockey Union, the tournament is aimed at showcasing hockey and identifying talented players, particularly from the outer regions of the country. “This is an opportunity for players to be exposed to higher levels of coaching, umpiring and play in general,” he said.
Schools from all over the country have been invited to enter teams in the U/14 to U/18 age categories and thirty teams from schools as far as Oranjemund, Keetmanshoop and Gobabis, have registered for this major tournament. These  thirty teams will be battling it out over three days of exciting hockey from 20 September to 22 September at the Doc Jubber Hockey Fields in Olympia, Windhoek.

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