The Bank Windhoek Fistball Cup tournament will kick off on Saturday, 22 October in Swakopmund. This will be the last fistball event taking place in Namibia for the eventful and exciting 2011 season.
The games will start at 08h30 at the SFC Sports Ground. The teams will participate in two categories with the more advanced sides taking each other on in Category A, while the other teams compete in Category B.
“All eyes will be on the Atlantis Sport Club, a team from Walvis Bay, who will take part in the tournament for the first time. The team will be led by Bernd Hinterholzer. Nobody knows what to expect from the newcomers who have been preparing for the tournament since the beginning of the year”, said Christian Knobloch, Media Officer of the Namibia Fistball Association.
SKW 1 have dominated the competition in the Category A division, be it in the Bank Windhoek Fistball League or Cup, for the past two seasons. Moreover, injuries have been plaguing a number of key SKW players, while Cohen FC will field a very competitive team.
The surprise package of the tournament might however be the local lads. The SFC’s title ambitions in this category have been bolstered with the inclusion of spiker, Nick Trinemeier, in the squad. Trinemeier usually plays for German champions, TSV Pfungstadt, and is a former U21 German international.
He spent the past four weeks coaching fistball in Swakopmund with a special focus on youth development. With his international experience, backed by dedicated team mates, Trinemeier could ensure that the cup ends up in Swakopmund.
The action will continue off the field on Saturday evening with an awards ceremony where the Fistball Association will award the winners of the Bank Windhoek Fistball League with medals, while the DANRIC Auto “Achiever of the year awards” will be handed to the youth player and senior player of the year.