Cricket Namibia (CN) on Friday celebrated the successful conclusion of their roadshow, which saw close to 42 000 school going children being trained and equipped with the necessary basic skills needed to play the sport.
The CN roadshow reached a heap of schools across the country with the aim of developing the sport at grassroots level as well as train students and teachers on how the sport is played. The roadshow also saw a coaching clinic being conducted as well as entry level coaching at schools and mini cricket festivals.
The roadshow was divided into two, with one targeting the southern parts of the country and another roadshow heading to almost all northern parts of Namibia. The southern tour reached towns such as Rehoboth, Kalkrand, Keetmanshoop, Mariental, and Luderitz, while the northern trip covered Tsumeb, Oshakati, Ondangwa, Ongwediva and Rundu among others.
Speaking at the roadshow celebrations held in Windhoek on Friday, CN chief executive officer Johan Muller said he was overwhelmed with the way schools responded to the coaching clinic and training given to them as more schools have now taken up the sport into their set-ups.
“We are excited to reflect on the success of Cricket Namibia where we visited numerous schools across the country, in the northern and southern parts of the country. We had amazing trips were we taught school-going children about the basics of cricket. Teachers were also trained in the basic coaching skills of cricket. We visited the south and north parts of the country where some of the schools played the sport for the first time. A total of 42 000 pupils across the country have been trained and equipped through this programme,” he said.