Archive - Jun 20, 2012 - Story
Namibia will participate at the Davis Cup for the first time in three years when a five-man team competes with six other countries in the African Zone 4 group in Tunisia next week.
The Namibian team last competed in 2009 in Group 3 but when they did not return the following year they were demoted to Group 4.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday evening, the president of the Namibia Tennis Association Bob Mould said that they were very pleased to be competing again and promised that they would remain in the prestigious competition.
Daniel Arries from Windhoek High School has signed a two-year contract with the Golden Lions Rugby Union. The contract will come into effect from 1 January 2013 and will secure Arries’ services until the end of 2014.
According to Arries’ agent Lu-Wayne Botes, Arries impressed the Lions scouts during his performances for WHS at the Easter Festival in Johannesburg and at last year’s Craven Week.
The Frank Fredericks Foundation (FFF) announced the 2012 recipients of the coveted FFF Scholarship at a media briefing at the Foundation’s offices on Wednesday. Five scholarships were awarded to talented young Namibian athletes, amounting to N$55 000 in total.
In addition, sports equipment to the value of N$10 000 has also been awarded to a deserving school in the Kunene region.
Fifty per cent of the scholarships will go towards the athletes’ academic expenses, while the remaining 50 per cent may be used for sports related expenses.