ADC to compete in athletics championships

24 November 2021 | Sports

NAMPA



Swakopmund-based Athletics Development Club (ADC) will compete in the Pupkewitz Foundation Open Athletics Championships set for 20 to 23 December at the Vineta Stadium in Swakopmund.

In a media statement on Monday, ADC president Hennie Horn said the club and the Pupkewitz Foundation are working around the clock to identify new talent, offering support and training to athletes and coaches, as well as giving athletes the opportunity to compete.

He said athletes with disabilities will also take part in the event, noting that numerous schools and clubs from across the country have started entering their athletes, with the closing date set for 10 December.

“The results are ever-improving and we expect very good results for the upcoming championships. An electronic timing system will be used to legitimise results,” he said.

According to Horn, the first, second and third place in each item will be awarded a medal, as will the overall best performer per category for sprints, jumps, hurdles, middle distance and throws.

Athletes, he added, will also compete for the victor and victrix ludorum prize in different age groups.

Coaching course

The president further said ADC - with the support of the Pupkewitz Foundation in conjunction with Athletics Namibia - will conduct a two-day coaching course for 40 coaches on 20 and 21 December.

“On successful completion, coaches will receive a certificate from Athletics Namibia.

“The more we invest in developing coaches, the easier it becomes to identify new talent and conduct regional training,” Horn said.

Covid-19 regulations will be strictly adhered to.

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