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NBF hosts Mini Basketball programme in Tsumeb

The captains of the winner teams together with NBF Development Officer Francina Amakali and trophy sponsor Dr. Nderecha.

The captains of the winner teams together with NBF Development Officer Francina Amakali and trophy sponsor Dr. Nderecha.

The Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF) on Saturday 06 April 2013 successfully hosted a mini basketball jamboree in Tsumeb. Almost 100 participants of the Tsumeb Mini Basketball Program came from St. Francis Primary School (boys team and girls team), Nomtsoub Primary School (boys team and girls team), Francis Galton Primary School (mixed team), Ondundu Primary School (boys team), Tsumeb English Medium Primary School (boys team) and Grootfontein (mixed team). Several individual contests including ball handling and shooting skills motivated the children to continue working on their fundamentals. Games were also played so that the children got a taste of competition. St. Francis won both the boys and girls category whilst Grootfontein won the mixed category.
The mini jamboree was organised by NBF Development Officer Francina Amakali, assisted by NBF’s German expert Frank Albin and several local volunteers. It was made possible through Dr. Nderecha from Alpha Clinic who sponsored the trophies, FNB, the German Olympic Sports Confederation and the German Federal Office who donated equipment to each participating team.
One day earlier, the first basketball high performance center in Namibia was launched in Tsumeb under the guidance of Francina Amakali, Frank Albin and local coaches. Selected players born 1996 to 2000 will work every week on their individual skills according to standards set by NBF. Progress will be evaluated on a regular basis. NBF is planning to implement such high performance centers in various regions in order to raise the skill level and to groom future national players.

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