15 November 2012

NAMIBIA : German Support for Basketball Continues

Windhoek — The Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF) has taken another big step forward with a two-week visit by German coach Peter Schey.
Schey is in Namibia courtesy of the German Federal Foreign Office and the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), whose support for basketball development in Namibia is unparalleled.
He conducted training workshops in the Oshikoto and Oshana regions where sixty coaches, teachers and older players with interest in coaching youth basketball participated in the clinics. The main topics were offensive skills and drills, as well as the introduction of the new International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3x3 competition, which is very suitable for Namibian conditions. It was Schey's second visit to Namibia after his successful short-term project in November 2010 to the same regions.
These short-term projects take place in addition to the long-term project carried out by German expert Frank Albin. Compared to the long-term project, which focuses more on primary school level, the short-term projects target secondary schools.
The long-term project includes a donation of equipment worth around N$40 000 consisting of balls, rims, whistles, game clocks, etc. The donation was officially handed over by German Deputy Head of Mission André Scholz to Acting NBF President Andrew Masongo last Friday.
Schey was impressed by the commitment and dedication of the participants. "I hope they keep up the good work and continue involving and developing more young players. I saw a lot of talent here in Namibia and now it is up to the teachers and coaches to teach the young players the fundamentals of the game."

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