The Namibian (Windhoek)

18 November 2011

Namibia: Athletics Grand Prix Gets Sponsorship

BANK Windhoek and Athletics Namibia (AN) have renewed their sponsorship agreement for the 2011/2 track-and-field season.

Bank Windhoek will sponsor AN to the tune of N$280 000, which will go towards the Bank Windhoek Grand Prix series, the Bank Windhoek Senior National Championships and the Junior Southern Region Championships. Bank Windhoek spokesperson Marlize Horn said AN has continuously proved that they have the athletes at heart.

"We are proud of our association with AN and it has been exciting to see AN grow from strength to strength over the past two years to the benefit if Namibia's athletes," Horn said.

"We look forward to yet another successful season as partners of AN," she added. At the signing of the agreement, AN president, Frank Fredericks said he appreciates the commitment Bank Windhoek has shown by supporting athletics at all levels.

"The first leg of the Grand Prix will take place on November 19 in Oshakati, whilst the second and third legs will be on December 10 and January 14 in Swakopmund and Windhoek respectively," Fredericks said.

"The National Championships will be held on February 24 and 25 in Windhoek. We do not yet have a date for the Southern African Junior Championships," he added.

Fredericks also announced that a day before the Oshakati Grand Prix, AN will host a specialised coaching course for athletes participating in the 800m event.

"Our very own Agnes Samaria will be facilitating the training with our athletes. The clinic is part of our development initiatives," Fredericks said.

- namibiasport.com.na

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