FNB Namibia commits towards gymnastics club

WINDHOEK: First National Bank (FNB) Namibia has committed a sponsorship amount of N.dollars 20.000 per annum for the next three years towards the Windhoek Rhythmic Gymnastics Club.

Rhythmic gymnastics is an activity in which individuals or teams of five manipulate one or two pieces of apparatus: clubs, hoop, ball, ribbon, rope and free (no apparatus).

The victor is the participant who earns the most points, determined by a panel of judges, for leaps, balances, pirouettes (pivots), apparatus handling, and execution.

In a statement availed to Nampa on Wednesday by FNB it states that, with the closure of the Sports Klub Windhoek (SKW) Gymnastics Club, most of its athletes joined the relatively new club Windhoek Rhythmic Gymnastics Club.

Wietsa Snyman of the Windhoek Rhythmic Gymnastics Club said that the club was very appreciative that FNB agreed to move its longstanding sponsorship agreement with the SKW club to Windhoek Rhythmic Gymnastics Club, which proves FNB’s continued commitment towards the sport of Gymnastics.

She was quoted in the statement saying that the funds from FNB Namibia will be used to prepare the Hall for competitions as they need to rent tables, chairs and dividers. She added that there were also other payments that was made to about 20 Judges and numerous other expenses including lunch and administrative articles such as stationery, score sheets and the like.

Snyman thanked FNB for their ongoing support and advised that without FNB Namibia a number of initiatives would not be possible.

“Rhythmic gymnastics is a growing sport amongst girls and we are trying to take it to many more Namibians. We have increased our numbers over the last few years and FNB has made it possible for us to host competitions for gymnasts to qualify to represent Namibia at South Africa Games, Zone 6, African Championships and abroad,” quotes the statement.

In April this year Namibia sent a team to the African Championships and in October a team will travel to the South Africa Games in Cape Town, while in December another team will attend the Zone 6 games in Zimbabwe.

Dixon Norval, Group Head of Strategic Marketing and Communications at FNB Namibia said that the bank was happy to assist the Windhoek Rhythmic Gymnastics Club.

“As you know FNB has chosen sport as a sponsorship platform and gymnastics has been our partner for many years. In some cases a relatively small amount makes the world of difference to a sport code, which is the case with Gymnastics. We are happy that an amount of N.dollars 20.000 per year enables the club to continue the good work in trying to secure the best trainers to teach our youngsters. Sport is good for heart and soul and we encourage it wholeheartedly. FNB remains thankful to sport codes such as gymnastics mainly run by volunteers,” said Norval in the statement.

(edited)WINDHOEK: First National Bank of Namibia (FNB) has committed to a sponsorship of N.dollars 20 000 per annum for the next three years towards the Windhoek Rhythmic Gymnastics Club.

In rhythmic gymnastics, individuals or teams of five manipulate one or two pieces of apparatus such as clubs, hoops, balls, ribbons, ropes or perform without apparatus.

The winner is the participant who earns the most points – determined by a panel of judges – for leaps, balances, pirouettes (pivots), apparatus handling and execution.

A media statement availed to Nampa by FNB on Wednesday said with the closure of the Sports Klub Windhoek (SKW) Gymnastics Club, most of its athletes joined the relatively new club called Windhoek Rhythmic Gymnastics Club.

Wietsa Snyman of the Windhoek Rhythmic Gymnastics Club said the club was very appreciative that the bank agreed to move its longstanding sponsorship agreement with the SKW Gymnastics Club to them.

She was quoted in the statement as saying that the funds from FNB Namibia will be used to prepare the hall for competitions as they need to rent tables, chairs and dividers.

It will also help cover the payment of about 20 judges and numerous other expenses such as lunch and administrative articles such as stationery and score- sheets.

“Rhythmic gymnastics is a growing sport amongst girls, and we are trying to take it to many more Namibians. We have increased our numbers over the last few years, and FNB has made it possible for us to host competitions for gymnasts to qualify to represent Namibia at the South African Games, African Championships and abroad,” she enthused.

In April this year, Namibia sent a team to the African Championships and in October a team will travel to the South African Games in Cape Town, while in December, another team will attend the Zone 6 games in Zimbabwe.

Dixon Norval, Group Head of Strategic Marketing and Communications at FNB Namibia, said they were happy to assist the club.

He said FNB has chosen sport as a sponsorship platform, and gymnastics has been their partner for many years.

“In some cases, a relatively small amount makes the world of difference to a sport code, which is the case with gymnastics.

We are happy that an amount of N.dollars 20 000 per year enables the club to continue the good work in trying to secure the best trainers to teach our youngsters. Sport is good for the heart and soul, and we encourage it wholeheartedly,” Norval noted.

SOURCE: NAMPA

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