New Era (Windhoek)

16 January 2013

Namibia: German Embassy Donates Sports Equipment

Windhoek — The German Ambassador to Namibia, Onno Hückmann, handed over sports equipment for athletics training to the organisers of the 20th edition of the Quinton Steele Botes Athletics Course and Training Camp, which ended last Friday with an award ceremony.

The QSB Athletics Course and Training Camp is organised by none other than Quinton-Steele Botes, and is linked to the Windhoek Hochland Sports Club. More than 260 athletes from all over Namibia took part in the course and in the training camp.

Because the event has proven such a success over the past 20 years, while the commitment of the organisers is beyond question, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany decided to join the effort with a welcome donation of sports equipment.

The donated materials are valued at N$10 000 and consist of a high jump mat, high jump crossbar, high jump competition stand, training cones, whistles, stop watches, six starting blocks and a starting gun with caps, amongst others.

The donation by the Federal Foreign Office was made within the framework of its sports promotion programme, supporting the development of sport in Namibia by, amongst others, seconding sport experts, donating sport equipment and offering training courses for coaches at various sports schools and universities in Germany.

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