Grassroots boxing set to reach dizzy heights with support from Germany
To support the spread of broad-based sports in the country and contribute to the construction of a sustainable sports infrastructure,the Ambassador of Germany, Christian Schlaga, handed over sports equipment worth N$80,000 at a press conference to the Khomas Boxing Federation this week.
The Khomas Boxing Federation is responsible for nurturing young upcoming boxers as well as promoting Olympic style boxing in the region, since trading leather is a very popular and successful sport in the country.
Ambassador Schlaga pointed out that this support is only part of the extensive programme of the German Embassy, which includes the development of youth and broad-based sports in many areas such as football, fistball and volleyball.
“We do this, with the awareness that any participation in sports adds extensively to character forming in the youth,” he said
He added that the shared knowledge and the donated materials will contribute to making sport fun to practice for the young boxers.
“This will result in the creation of a positive self- image, social awareness and intercultural competences as well as support sustained positive societal development,” he added.
At the donation ceremony, the Khomas Boxing Federation was represented by chairperson Jason Naule.
Caption: Ambassador Schlaga with KBF communications officer, Imms Moses, KBF president Taks Naule and fellow KBF members and youth trainees during the handover of new boxing equipment.