All Stars Archery Team Announced

A total of 64 archers from seven different Namibian schools converged on the SKW archery range on Saturday to not only work on their skill set, but to also battle it out for one of 16 places for the NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) Investec All Stars tournament in Rustenburg, South Africa from 9 to 12 October.

The archers involved were from the following schools: Windhoek Gymnasium, Leersentrum Koes, Brightstar Montesourie Luumlderitz, Walvis Bay Private School, St Georges, St Paul’s College and Berg-Op-Okahandja.

The All Star competition will see archers, who form part of the NASP programme, from around the world compete against each other.

Each of the kids had to shoot three rounds of five arrows on 10 meters (150 points), followed by three rounds of five arrows on 15 meters (150 points). The participants were then ranked according to their number of points in their respective age divisions, after which they moved to the elimination rounds.

The winners of the various categories were as follows:

Grade 4-7 Boys:

Gold: Sven Morgen (Brightstar Montesourie, Luderitz)

Silver: LJ Scholtz (Berg-Op, Okahandja)

Bronze: Petrus Labuschagne (Leersentrum Koes, Koes)

Grade 4-7 Girls:

Gold: Bianca Erasmus ( Berg-Op, Okahandja) Silver: Camilla Mckenzi (Brightstar Montesourie, Luderitz)

Bronze: Nadia Martins (St Georges, Windhoek)

Grade 8-12 Boys:

Gold: Lukas Els (Home Schooling)

Silver: Bendre Bothma (Brightstar Montesourie, Luderitz)

Bronze: Jacobus van Schalkwyk (Windhoek Gymnasium, Windhoek)

Grade 8-12 Girls:

Gold: Christie Agenbach (Berg-Op, Okahandja)

Silver: Melanie Erasmus (Berg-Op, Okahandja)

Bronze: Daniella Rodriques (Walvisbay Private School, Walvisbay)

The archers that qualified for the All Stars tournament are as follows:

Christie Agenbach, Jacobus van Schalkwyk, Lukas Els, Bianca Erasmus, Bendre Bothma, L.J. Scholtz, Kobus Bergh, Melanie Erasmus, Sven Morgan, Adriaan Bothma, Crystal de Beer, Danny Joseacute, Daniella Rodrigues, Nadia Martins, Camilla Mackenzie and Petrus Labuschagne

Meanwhile, the NASP programme, which has 5 500 schools in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Namibia involved, will now be represented in Namibia under the name NASP-NAM and forms part of the Archery Association of Namibia.

NASP-NAM is the youth development program of archery. It exposes learners from Grade 4 to 12 to archery and will support the AAN in talent identification.

It will be spearheaded by Karola Woortman as secretary, while Ruumldiger Woortman fills the role of chairman and Kirstie Horn as vice-chairman. Marietjie Bothma will serve as treasurer while the additional members are Anita Park and Rene Rossler.

Source : The Namibian