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German Embassy donates cricket equipment

Junior Coastal Cricket Academy (JCCA) players (children from Kuisebmund and Narraville) with their new gear.

Junior Coastal Cricket Academy (JCCA) players (children from Kuisebmund and Narraville) with their new gear.

The German Embassy in Namibia donated cricket equipment to the Junior Coastal Cricket Academy (Walvis Bay). The equipment consists of cricket helmets, gloves, balls, and pads. The aim of this donation is to support grass-roots development of cricket in Namibia. In particular, cricket in the two communities of Kuisebmund and Narravile in Walvis Bay.
The Junior Coastal Cricket Academy will use the donated cricket equipment for the non-professional social league which is held every Saturday and Sunday during the May holidays in the coastal town of Walvis Bay. Around 80 children under the age of 19 participate in this social league.
The aim of the league is not only to develop Cricket as a sport in the Erongo region, but to also engage the youth in social initiatives, therefore keeping these children off the streets and hence contributing to a safe, productive and socially engaged community.
The donation by the Federal Foreign Office was made within the framework of its sports promotion
programme which supports the development of sport in Namibia by, amongst others, seconding sport experts, donating sport equipment and offering training courses for coaches at various sport schools and universities in Germany.

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