Bank Windhoek Schools Netball Super League Resumes

The 2014 Bank Windhoek Schools Netball Super League was launched for the second year in Windhoek on Wednesday, 4 June.

The Netball Super League is aimed at developing and promoting netball at school level by providing a platform for senior netball teams in schools to participate in a competitive league.

The Bank Windhoek Schools Netball Super League has been endorsed by the Namibia School Sport Union (NSSU), and has grown this year to include a league for Under 17 teams in addition to the initial league for Under 19 teams. The top eight teams of the NSSU Netball League automatically qualify for the Super League.

The Bank Windhoek Schools Netball Super League matches will kick off on Friday, 6 June 2014.

Speaking at the launch, Marlize Horn, Executive Officer: Marketing and Corporate Communication Services at Bank Windhoek said:

“Bank Windhoek is proud of its involvement in the sport of netball. Our sponsorship for the second annual Schools Netball Super League has increased this year to N$90 000 to make provision for the addition of a league for Under 17 teams and to pay for the team prizes in the form of netball equipment for the A and B leagues of the Under 19 and Under 17 groups.

“The sponsorship funds will also be applied to pay for travel and accommodation costs of government schools which need to travel to Windhoek to participate in the League. In addition, Bank Windhoek is also giving every player, coach and official of the participating schools a goody bag containing Super League branded items that they can use for the duration of the League. Teams will also receive branded Super League netball balls,” she said.

“The Bank Windhoek Schools Netball Super League is a great opportunity to improve the standard of netball in schools as it gives players an opportunity to play in a competitive league at a semi-national level. The League will also be an opportunity for professional teams to scout for talented players,” said Liezel Garbers, chairperson of the Bank Windhoek Schools Netball Super League Steering Committee.

The schools that will participate in the league are:

Under 17 League:

De Duine Secondary School (Walvis Bay)

Windhoek High School (Windhoek)

Pro-Ed Academy (Swakopmund)

JG van der Wath Secondary School (Okahandja)

Elnatan Private School (Stampriet)

Windhoek Gymnasium (Windhoek)

Tsumeb Gymnasium (Tsumeb)

Mokganedi Tlhabanello High School (Drimiopsis, 40 km outside Gobabis)

Otjiwarongo Secondary School (Otjiwarongo)

Edugate Academy (Otjiwarongo)

Under 19 League:

Windhoek High School (Windhoek)

Windhoek Gymnasium (Windhoek)

Walvis Bay Private High School (Walvis Bay)

Edugate Academy (Otjiwarongo)

Dr Lemmer High School (Rehoboth)

Tsumeb Gymnasium (Tsumeb)

Windhoek Afrikaans Privaatskool (Windhoek)

Elnatan Private School (Stampriet)

The league will start in Outjo this weekend. Below are the first fixtures:

Friday, 6 June

07h00: Elnatan v Pro-Ed, U17

14h30: Edugate v Pro-Ed, U17

06h45: Walvis Bay v Elnatan, U19

17h00: Elnatan v Edugate, U19

Saturday, 7 June

07h00: Elnatan v Tsumeb Gym, U17

14h20: Edugate v Elnatan, U17

15h20: Pro-Ed v Tsumeb Gym, U17

06h45: Elnatan v Tsumeb Gym, U19

06h45: WAP v Walvis Bay, U19

15h00: WAP v Edugate, U19

15h00: Walvis Bay v Tsumeb Gym, U19

Source : The Namibian