Women’s Inline Hockey Team Ends Sixth in France

The Namibian senior women’s inline hockey team ended sixth overall at the World Inline Hockey Championships, which ended in Toulouse, France on Sunday.

Sixteen nations, including Namibia, participated in the senior women’s category.

The Inline Hockey World Championships take place annually under the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the governing body for ice hockey and inline hockey.

Namibia sent three inline hockey teams to the competition – a senior men, senior women and junior women’s team.

The men and junior women’s teams could not proceed past the group stages.

A statement availed to Nampa by the Namibia Inline Hockey Association on Tuesday said the Namibian women’s team played their final game of the championships against France for placement.

“The French team came out to a nearly full stadium of supporters and used that excitement to gain an early lead on Namibia,” read the statement. France went on to beat Namibia 4-3 in a close match to claim fifth place, while Namibia finished sixth overall.

The sixth placement at the world championships also earned Namibia a sixth-place world ranking – the highest ever placement by any Namibian inline hockey team.


Source : The Namibian