QSB Athletics and Training Camp future guaranteed

WINDHOEK: The legacy of the Quinton-Steel Botes Athletic Course and Training Camp is set to continue, after all sponsors recommitted themselves to the initiative during the events’s 22nd edition currently underway.

Leoni van Rensburg, the Course Director, confirmed the news to Nampa on Wednesday.

‘After Quinton passed away I decided to go to the sponsors and asked them if they will carry on, and all of them responded in favour of carrying on,’ van Rensburg said.

‘All the sponsors were glad to carry on with the legacy that started 22 years ago’ she added.

This year’s course started on Monday and is attended by at least 200 athletes, some of them as young as five years old.

The athletes are trained by 20 coaches in various disciplines in track and field items varying from sprints, long and middle distances as well as javelin, discuss and shot put to mention a few.

Van Rensburg said the only reason she decided to carry on with Botes legacy is because of the many young talent in the country requiring coaching and training.

‘There was a guy called ‘Quinton’ and he laid down a foundation to teach people, and now he gave us the relay baton to carry on,’ van Rensburg said.

The course will come to an end on Friday.

The sponsors involved are Wimpy, Avis car rental, Coca Cola, Marathon Sugar, Xco sport wear, and Bank Windhoek.