SKW and Cohen FC perform at Fistball Championships
SKW produced a convincing performance at the Bank Windhoek National A league winning their three matches to take a two point lead at the top of the log, despite loosing their experienced defender all-rounder, Werner Jacobi, in the first match due to a serious knee injury. Nevertheless the team led by spiker, Michael Baas re-grouped to show an outstanding performance. Hot on the heels of SKW 2 are Cohen Fistball Club (CFC) 1 and SKW 1. Although the two teams are equal on points, SKW 1 played one more game than CFC 1 who impressed the spectators with a good performance, especially in defence.
The inexperienced team of the Swakopmund based SFC Sport Club found the going tough in the Bank Windhoek National A league and only managed to win one set in four games. They will need to improve on their performance should they want to make a mark in this league.
Cohen FC 3 (CFC3) tops the log in the Bank Windhoek National B league. The Windhoek based team underlined their status as favourites to win the league by winning their games against the other pre-season favourites, DTS and SKW 3. DTS is currently placed second behind CFC 3 while SKW 3 is in third place.
It was a disappointing day for the SFC 2 team who had surprisingly won the season opening tournament in February. With three players missing from the starting line up due to injury and work commitments, the Swakopmund team had to start off the league campaign with their second string team that had an average age of above fifty years. As a result, the coastal team now share last place on the log with Cohen FC 4.
While the senior players are preparing for the World Club Championships which will be held on 11 and 12 October 2013 in Windhoek, the national U18 coach Andi Minz will have his work cut out to prepare the U18 national team for their tour to Europe. The Junior national team will participate at the U18 European Championships in July after which they will participate in a Fistball training camp hosted by the International Fistball Association in Austria. To prepare them for the championships, Minz has already scheduled the next training camp for the team in early April before the next league meeting which will be held on 20 April 2013.