Squash Players Appeal for Funds

The Namibian Squash Association (NSA) has appealed for funds for top Namibian players Dries Tredoux and Carin Pretorius to compete in South Africa.

The two players have dominated the mixed doubles tournament at the Namibian National Championships, winning the title for the past seven years in a row, and were recently invited to participate in the In2Squash tournament in Pretoria, South Africa.

In May, Pretorius was part of the Namibian women’s team that participated in the South African Country Districts tournament where they came second behind Boland. Following that tournament, Pretorius was selected to the SACD Women’s A team which competed at the Jarvis Cup in Cape Town in July.

“It is with great honour, pleasure and exciting news that our own Carin Pretorius and Dries Tredoux have been invited to participate in the In2Squash open doubles tournament taking place in Pretoria from 15-17 August,” the president of the NSA Dr Nelson Herunga said.

“Participation in this event gives our players a platform to rub shoulders with players at a much higher level and in so doing, develop our players into better squash players not only for their own exposure and development, but also for the improved exposure of Namibian squash in future,” he added.

“We are unfortunately unable to cover the considerable costs involved in participating in this competition and would therefore like to approach Namibia’s private sector to assist us. Any form of contribution will help in our quest for developing our team to the next level of playing squash,” he said.

Herunga can be contacted at nherunga@hotmail.com

Source : The Namibian