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Author: Sport Reporter

Football extravaganza attracts young talent

Tobias Hainyeko Primary School won the overall N$20,000 Crown Build-It make-over prize after a one-day football extravaganza held at the NFA Technical Centre over the weekend. More than 1000 pupils, teachers and parents converged at the Centre in Katutura for the first phase of the Crown Build-It Schools under-13 seven-aside competition that involved 16 Windhoek primary schools. Tobias Hainyeko Primary managed to bag most points during the event to win the make-over prize from Crown Build-It, despite losing 2-1 on the penalties in the final match against Olaf Palme Primary School. The one-day event started off with the group...

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Shooters awarded, Ahrens retires

Three outstanding clay shooters, Johan Venter, Gaby Ahrens and Ian Kriel have been awarded earlier this month by the Clay Target Shooting Association of Namibia for their achievements during 2016. Venter, Ahrens and Kriel are the national champions in their respective clay shooting disciplines, American Trap, Olympic Trap and Auto Ball. Olympic shooter, Ahres, in prepartion for the Olympic games in Rio, showed excellent form throughout 2016. She used the National Championship as part of her preparation for the Olympics. The many hours of sacrifising her shoulder paid off as she ended the 2016 season at the top of...

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Swakkies to host Beach Volleyball Championships

The Mole Beach in Swakopmund will be a hype of volleyball activity this year’s, as the Bank Windhoek Namibian Open Beach Volleyball Championship will take place from 18 to 19 March. Teams are set to compete in six categories namely; Two-A-Side, Men’s, Ladies, Social, Youth, Four-A-Side and Mixed teams. Registration fees per team are N$400 and the deadline for entries is Thursday, 16 March. Bank Windhoek yearly sponsors this event that is hosted as part of the Independence Celebrations. The tournament will once again be played at Mole Beach in Swakopmund and spectators can look forward to a thrilling...

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Diala crowned Top Score champs

The Top Score- 7-A-Side football match that took place over the weekend produced a nail-biting final between Diala Consult and Nedbank at Ramblers Fields in Pioneerspark. Diala Consult managed to outwit Nedbank to clinch the trophy as well as bagging the cash prize of N$13,000. Nedbank then clinched N$8000 for the runner up, Manettis Transport grabbed N$6500 for third place, while Nemos Fresh took home N$ 2500 for fourth position. According to Namib Mills, Public Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility and Stakeholder Officer, Ashante Manetti, the tournament is aimed at community upliftment and engagement, “it is the company’s way of...

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Kavarure aces her way to victory in PTA Tennis Series

Bronwyn Kavarure topped the podium against a strong field of ladies in last weekend’s Pro Tennis Academy tournament. Hendrina Appollus joined her on the podium in second position with Faith Kahuure in third place in the intermediate ladies category. The 2016 champion, Cleet Farmer, reclaimed top spot in the Advanced category ranking after tournament two of nine tournaments in the series. In the first tournament Farmer was defeated by Godwin Husselmann, who this time around had to settle for second place, with Dudley Minnie joining them on the podium. Young taletend Arnaud Marais also moved to the top of...

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Oanob open water draws record 250 swimmers for three distances plus kiddies swim

This year the Pointbreak Open Water Swim in the Oanob Dam near Rehoboth, for the first time included a five kilometre event. After one hour and eleven minutes, the first male swimmer in this gruelling swim was Jörn Diekmann. He was followed by Mathew Reinhold (1:13:30) and Paddy Murphy (1:13:47). OTB Sport, the industrious organisers behind the Oanob open water swim said swimmers registered with the Namibia Swimming Union could use the 5km event as a FINA qualifier for international events. “FINA swimmers were not allowed to swim in a wetsuit and could not make contact with any life...

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Coastal marathon bags new sponsors

Hangana Seafood Managing Director, Herman Theron (L), received the Lucky Star Marathon trophy from Etosha Fishing MD Pieter Greeff, following the change of sponsorship and name of the event. The Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group this week announced that its subsidiary Hangana Seafood, is taking over the torch from Etosha Fishing’s Lucky Star, as main sponsor of the oldest coastal running event in Namibia, the Lucky Star Marathon & Cycle Tour. This annual event is now officially known as the Hangana Hake Run & Ride and will take place on 7 October in Walvis Bay and it will continue...

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Swimmers splash their stuff at national championship

Namibia’s best swimmers showed their mettle over the previouis weekend when no less than five new national records were set in long-course age group events and four new records in age group relay races. A total of 545 new personal best event times were improved by the 135 participating swimmers at the Namibian National Swimming Championship. After the national championship, the Single Best Performance Trophy went to Philip Seidler for his outstanding performance in the 400 meter freestyle event. New Records: Bernard van der Walt broke the boys aged 11/12 100m backstroke record in a time of 1:12.57 50....

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