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Junior league points to promising future for hockey at senior and national level

Junior league points to promising future for hockey at senior and national level

BW Junior Hockey Development League

The development league for junior hockey which ran during June and August drew a record 97 teams from more than a dozen schools. The results, released this week, show however that only a handful of schools dominate hockey as a school sport.The development league for junior hockey which ran during June and August drew a record 97 teams from more than a dozen schools. The results, released this week, show however that only a handful of schools dominate hockey as a school sport.
In total, 361 matches were played and 968 players were registered. This represented an increase of 35 percent over the past two years. The age groups consisted of 8, 10, 12 and 14 years in both the boys and the girls divisions.
The section winners and the best players were honoured last week at a special awards ceremony to mark the conclusioni of the Bank Windhoek Junior Hockey Development League.
This dedicated league is a sport development initiative run under the Namibia Hockey Union’s official development programme to develop the sport educating and grooming talented hockey players from a young age.
André le Roux of Bank Windhoek expressed his satisfaction with the league, congratulating the hockey union for organising and managing the legue to a very high standard. “We want to thank the parents and coaches who are very passionate about what they do. We share their passion for this great sport. We trust that the hockey union will continue with the good work that they are doing,” he said.
President of the Namibian Hockey Union, Marc Nel thanked the bank for its continued support. “We look forward to our future partnership in hockey development,” he said.


Full Results
U8 Girls B Section League Winners: Pioneers Park C

U8 Boys B Section League Winners: Constantia

U8 Girls A Section League Winners: St Paul’s A

Player of the Year: Abigail Rowles

U8 Boys A Section League Winners: St Georges A

Player of the Year: Uandje Kauraisa

U10 Girls B Section League Winners: Pioneers Park B

U10 Boys B Section League Winners: Windhoek International School

U10 Girls A Section League Winners: St Paul’s A

Player of the Year: Kerrin Gillies

U10 Boys A Section League Winners: Windhoek Gymnasium A

Player of the Year: Matthew Lassen

U12 Girls A Section League Winners: St Paul’s A

Player of the Year: Jaime Gillies

U12 Boys A Section League Winners: St Paul’s A

Player of the Year: Hilton Lima

U14 Girls A Section League Winners: St Pauls

Player of the Year: Gina Olles

U14 Boys A Section League Winners: Windhoek Afrikaanse Privaatskool

Player of the Year: Richter van Rooyen

Ambassadorial Trophy Team of the Year: Pioneers Park u10 Girls


 

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