New Era (Windhoek)

19 November 2012

Namibia: Fredericks Re-Elected as President

Oshakati — Frank Fredericks was overwhelmingly re-elected as president of Athletics Namibia (AN) during a well-attended quaterly elective congress, at the Etuna Guesthouse Conference Centre in Ongwediva, last weekend.

Fredericks will serve his second term as president of one of the leading sporting disciplines in the country.

In his acceptance speech, the world renowned athletics icon thanked the outgoing council for setting the foundation in reviving athletics in Namibia, adding that the new council will always call on the expertise and skills of the outgoing council members, including the nominees that were up for election.

The congress, officiated over by the Namibia Sports Commission and the Directorate of Sport saw a well-balanced group of sports administrators, former athletes and captains of industry up for election while women are well represented in the newly elected council, at about 40 percent.

Delegates from the Khomas, Erongo, Hardap, Oshana, Kavango, Ohangwena, Omaheke, Otjozondjupa and Caprivi regions attended the congress.

• The elected AN Council members for the next four years are as follows:

President - Frank Fredericks

Vice-Presidents - Dennis Skrywer, Alna Similo, Carmen Walder and Odestus Mwiila

Secretary-General - Stay-C Namases

Chair of Officials Committee - Xenia Pieterse

Chair of Coaches Committee - Malan Kruger

Chair of Technical Committee - Pierre du Plooy

Chair of Cross Country Committee - Tobias Hiskia

Chair of Road Running Committee - Reinhold Iita

Chair of Juniors Committee - Satrick Bampton

Chair of Veterans/Masters Committee - Pieter Burger

Chair of Track & Field Committee - Leoni van Rensburg

Chair of Selection Committee - Vilho Namufinda

Chair of Development Committee - Hennie Horn

Chair of Finance Committee - Essie Herbst

Chair of Women's Affairs - Martha Emvula

Chair of Medical & Doping - Hannelie Britz

Chair of Disciplinary Committee - Louie Cloete

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