Swakopmund to host Inline Hockey Championship

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Bank Windhoek has sponsored N$20 000 to make the tourney possible. Receiving the cheque from Toivo Mvula of Bank Windhoek is Gudrun Denker, President of NIIHA with some of the participants.

SWAKOPMUND – The Namibia Ice and Inline Hockey Association (NIIHA) will host a 2-day National Inline Hockey Championship tournament early next month at the SFC Rink in Swakopmund.

The National Inline Hockey Championship tourney is the culmination of the annual inline hockey season, which included 5 club tournaments played between April and October this year. Approximately 350 players from the top four qualifying teams will compete in various age groups, namely Under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and the Ladies Open, Men’s Open, Masters Open for both men and ladies. Four games will be played in each group with the winners to be crowned at the League Awards Banquet on November 2, 2013 at the Adventure Park in Swakopmund. “We are excited to receive the sponsorship from Bank Windhoek and we therefore look forward to using it to underpin the National Inline Hockey Championship Tournament and the League Awards Banquet. This tourney will provide the teams the ideal opportunity to showcase their talent, while demonstrating that they are the best in Namibia”, said Gudrun Denker, President of NIIHA.

“Bank Windhoek is committed to the development of smaller sports codes such as Inline Hockey and we believe this sponsorship will contribute to the development and growth of Inline Hockey as a sport in Namibia,” said Toivo Mvula, of Bank Windhoek.

 

 

By Staff reporter

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