FRANK Fredericks will serve as president of Athletics Namibia (AN) for another term following an elective congress held at the Etuna Guesthouse Conference Centre in Ongwediva on Saturday.
Before the congress Fredericks said he would like to take AN to even greater heights and would be honoured to serve the athletes and the regions that have shown their support and willingness to the cause.
During his acceptance speech, Fredericks thanked the outgoing council for setting the foundation in reviving athletics in the country. He went on to add that the new council would call on the expertise and skills of the outgoing council and the nominees that were up for election.
The congress, facilitated by the Namibia Sports Commission and the Directorate of Sport, saw a well-balanced group of sports administrators, former athletes and captains of industry being elected. Women represent 40% of the new council.
The congress was attended by representatives from the Khomas, Erongo, Hardap, Oshana, Kavango, Ohangwena, Omaheke, Otjozondjupa and Caprivi regions.
The elected AN council members for the next four years are:
president – Frank Fredericks; vice presidents – Dennis Skrywer, Alna Similo, Carmen Walder, Modestus 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 and Doping – Hannelie Britz; and chair of Disciplinary – Louie Cloete.