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U.P Academy football and netball trials set for Saturday

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The U.P Talent Academy will on Saturday hold its football and netball trials at Tswana Block sports field at Gobabis in the Omaheke Region.The academy chairperson Uataviza Patire told Nampa on Thursday that the trials are aimed at promoting local Omahe…

The U.P Talent Academy will on Saturday hold its football and netball trials at Tswana Block sports field at Gobabis in the Omaheke Region.

The academy chairperson Uataviza Patire told Nampa on Thursday that the trials are aimed at promoting local Omaheke players into professional players in the country.

'We have youths that need to be developed, motivated, and supported to join top leagues in the country,' Patire said.

The chairperson also said the trials will serve as preparatory for the upcoming tournaments in the region as well.

'Since we don't have active football and netball leagues going on, these trials will also help players to be fit for upcoming events,' explained Patire.

The event will start at 09h00 until 12h00 and COVID-19 protocols will be observed.

'We will only take 25 football players and 15 netball players between the ages of 15 and 35 and all players must come with their identification documents and sports gear,' said the chairperson.

The Omaheke-based academy was formed in 2015 to promote the talents of young Namibians in sports, modeling and music.

Source: Namibia Press Agency