Windhoek — The 20th edition of the Quinton-Steele Botes Athletics Course and Training Camp officially kicked-off yesterday at the Windhoek Independence Stadium, where a total number of 300 athletes are expected to participate.
Course director and the brain child behind the course, Quinton-Steele Botes says about 20 head coaches will be in charge of athletes during the event, adding that high school athletes and senior athletes will compete in various categories, including long jump, hurdles and sprints, among others. Athletes from primary schools will also get a chance to participate in codes such as discus throwing, javelin and short distance running.
Botes says the event has grown from strength to strength over the past few years and has produced champions in various sporting disciplines. He added that they have organized experienced coaches to help train and guide junior athletes in the U-6, 7 and 8 age groups, with the aim to teach the young athletes some basic skills, during the 5-day event.