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