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Second basketball high-performance centre opens

The Walvis Bay Minis ( Photograph by Frank Albin )

The Walvis Bay Minis ( Photograph by Frank Albin )

The Namibian Basketball Federation in Walvis Bay opened its second high performance center on 21 June. Under guidance of coach Sylvester Goraseb and Namibian Basketball Federation’s German expert Frank Albin, a selected group of 12 young talents started working on their fundamentals. During the following weeks, the players and local coaches are supposed to follow the practice plan given by Namibia Basketball Federation which shall guarantee that all selected players achieve a minimum skill level. The first high-performance centre was established in April in Tsumeb and the players have been making a lot of progress since then.

Soon after its opening, the high-performance centre in Walvis Bay hosted a mini basketball event   in honour of the Olympic Day. Around 50 players, coaches and teachers from various primary schools took part. The boys and girls learned the basics of dribbling, passing and shooting; harnessing their new horned skills in various contests and games.
Through the support of the German Federal Foreign Office and the German Olympic Sports Confederation, Namibia Basketbal Federation handed over 30 basketballs to the Erongo Basketball Association (10 balls for the high-performance center and 20 balls for the mini basketball program). Other equipment like pumps, whistles, a scoreboard and a shot clock were handed over too.


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