Basketball festival lives up to expectations

Teams from the north travelled to Windhoek to take part in the Namibia Basketball School League's first basketball festival.

12 August 2019 | Sports

The Namibia Basketball School League (NBSL) hosted the first-ever basketball festival at the Basketball Artists School (BAS) in Katutura on Saturday.

The festival was aimed at bringing together the local basketball community, inclusive of players from all age groups as well as their parents.

The day's festivities started off with a parent-player Basketball For Life fun day. Parents joined in team-based activities that were setup to teach inclusion and teamwork.

A set of Sport2Life life skills activities started off the morning and ended with a small tournament in which the parents and players were mixed.

The day continued with a 3X3 tournament for under-15 boys and girls who battled it out for prizes.

Teams from the northern part of the country also came through to take part in the competition. These players, from the Oshana Basketball School (OBS), were accompanied by programme coordinator Pondo Nailenge.Nailenge said it was a great opportunity for the children to not only visit the capital, but to take part in competitive play with the payers at the tournament.

“This exposure served them well as this showed the other players that the northern region produces competition-worthy players when it comes to the sport. We hope to take part in more competitions such as this and thus are happy that the federation is really working towards its goal of uniting all the various basketball bodies under one footprint,” he said.

A very clear final in the girls' division was played between Deutsche Höhere Privatschule (DHPS) and the girls from the BAS. Team DHPS proved stronger and took home the N$1 000 voucher by winning the game 12 - 1.

In the final BAS they took on OBS in a game which ended 11 – 0.

On board to make the event a success was the Deutsche Basketball Bund (DBB), Bokomo Namibia, OTB Sport, Pako Children's Magazine, Jinels Models Namibia and the Namibian Basketball Federation.

NBSL is an initiative run under the NBF.

LIMBA MUPETAMI

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