Archers kick-off new season with AFRO Pumps Shoot

WINDHOEK: Namibia’s archers will kick-off the 2015 archery season with the annual AFRO Pumps Shoot.

The AFRO Pumps Shoot is an annual event that marks the first official competition of the year on the archery calendar.

The event is sponsored by the pumps company Afro Pumps.

This coming weekend of 24 January, Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) will host the competition at its facilities in Olympia.

Speaking to Nampa on Monday Archery Association of Namibia Secretary Karola Woortman said the AFRO Pumps Shoot will be used as a starter for all the Archery events they are planning to host this year.

“Archers who will compete at this weekend’s event will gain ranking points. This points gained by archers at such competitions will be used when selecting players to represent their country at international competitions,” said Woortman.

Woortman also called on archers interested in partaking in the competition to register before Wednesday.

In a statement availed to this agency on Monday it stated that, more than 20 archers have confirmed their participation in the event already.

An entry fee of N.dollars 100 per archer is required to registering for the competition.

The Archery Association of Namibia (AAN) emphasized that there is no entrance fee at the gate and spectators are more than welcome to watch some of Namibia’s most outstanding archers in action.

At last year’s AFRO Pumps Shoot, Louw Nel and Beanta Viviers came out on top of the Compound Men and Women categories respectively.

The 2014 edition saw 30 archers compete in 11 different categories.

(edited)WINDHOEK: Namibian archers will kick off the 2015 archery season with the annual AFRO Pumps Shoot this weekend.

It is an annual event that marks the first official competition of the year on the archery calendar.

The event set for the Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) facilities in Olympia, is sponsored by the AFRO Pumps company which supplies, repairs, and installs pumps and pumping equipment for fluids.

Speaking to Nampa on Monday, Archery Association of Namibia (AAN) Secretary Karola Woortman said archers who will compete at this weekend’s event will gain ranking points.

“These points gained by archers at such competitions will be used when selecting players to represent the country at international competitions,” she said.

Woortman also called on archers interested in participating in the competition to register before Wednesday.

A statement availed to this agency on Monday from the archery association said more than 20 archers have confirmed their participation in the event already.

An entry fee of N.dollars 100 per archer is required to register for the competition.

The AAN emphasized that there is no entrance fee at the gate and spectators are more than welcome to watch some of Namibia’s most outstanding archers in action.

At last year’s AFRO Pumps Shoot, Louw Nel and Beanta Viviers came out tops in the Compound Men and Women categories, respectively.

The 2014 edition saw 30 archers compete in 11 different categories.

SOURCE: NAMPA