Momentum Continues Rugby Legacy

Namibia Momentum will continue the legacy of developing school’s rugby through sponsorship towards the secondary school’s rugby league. This was announced last week in Windhoek at the launch of the 24th edition of the league. An event previously sponsored by Metropolitan Namibia, a sister company to Momentum, the event will be known as the Momentum Rugby Boards Trophy League.

The change in sponsorship was prompted by the realignment of strategic focus areas within the MMI Namibia Group, identifying Momentum as the best possible brand under the MMI Namibia Group to promote sport in this country.

Speaking at the launch CEO: Distribution, for MMI Holdings Namibia Etienne Brits, stated that Momentum’s brand philosophy extended beyond the financial wellness of its target audience, placing value on making a significant contribution on the playing field in order to make an economic and social impact amongst the young generation.

“The sponsorship contribution of N$140 000 towards this year’s league will ensure that Momentum continues to focus on providing opportunities for inclusivity in sport, by reaching all regions in the country and using the games to identify talent for international participation,” Brits added.

The coordinator of the Namibia School’s Sports Union (NSSU), Solly Duiker expressed the NSSU’s appreciation towards Momentum for the contribution they had made towards sport, stating that Momentum was already involved in other schools development initiatives such as the schools cricket league and hockey tournaments.

The sponsorship launch also announced the new leadership of the Namibia Secondary Schools Rugby, with Abie van Wyk as chairperson and Albert Arries as the secretary.

“We are extremely proud that this new era in school’s rugby has expanded to the leadership and are excited that the mantle of leadership has been passed to the younger generation to take sport to the next level,” stated Brits.

The furthest school participants taking part are from Oshakati from the northern region and !Nami#Nus from the southern part of the country. Schools will be participating in various age groups namely, U14A U14B U15A U15B U19D U19C U19B U19A and U19Super.

The league games began on the 17 May 2014 and will conclude with the finals on 16 August 2014.

Source : The Namibian