Basketball Artists School opens new court in Katutura
The Basketball Artists School (BAS) Foundation in Katutura officially opened their new basketball court, which was funded by German Embassy in Namibia’s micro-project fund at a cost of N$380,000.
BAS currently has 65 boys and girls from age 7 to 19 years attending the daily after-school programme, as well as almost 100 children attending the Open Program twice a week. BAS Foundation is supported with the project ‘Free Throw – Basketball Artists against HIV & AIDS’.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by more than 100 people, amongst them many young basketball players and the German Ambassador Christian Schlaga scored the first basket.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was followed by an official U18 FIBA 3×3 tournament in cooperation with NBF.
Attending DBB representative Joachim Spägele was impressed with the progress that has been made at BAS. Andrew Masongo, President of the Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF), as well as Simaata Freddy Mwiya, Chief Administrator of the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC), thanked the German Embassy and the German donors for their continued support of Namibian youth basketball.
Caption: From left to right: Joachim Spägele (DBB Representative), Andrew Masongo (NBF President), Katrina Gowases (BAS Foundation Board Member), Christian Schlaga (German Ambassador), BAS Head Captain Nina Simao, BAS player Petrina Aron, Freddy Mwiya (Chief Administrator NSC), Abraham So-Oabeb (Directorate of Sport), Frank Albin (BAS Founder and DOSB Expert), together with young basketball players.