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Indoor hockey gets sponsorship

Indoor hockey gets sponsorship

Indoor hockey gets sponsorship
TOGETHER WE CAN: Jacquiline Pack and Marc Nel._Photo: Contributed

Aili Iilonga

More teams to participate in the league

BANK Windhoek recently announced its sponsorship of the Namibian Hockey Union (NHU) as teams gear up for this year’s  indoor hockey season, which is set to kick off  this coming weekend, 9 and 10 February 2019, at the DTS Indoor Hall.

This is the fourth consecutive year that the Union is receiving sponsorship from Bank Windhoek.

President of the NHU, Marc Nel, said that the league, which has more than 60 teams, has been regraded as second strongest tier league in indoor hockey in the country.

“All  62 club teams that want to earn promotion in the future to play in the Bank Windhoek Premier League will compete in five different leagues over the next three months. There will be approximately 600 players involved in indoor hockey,” he said.

Speaking at the announcement of Bank Windhoek’s recommitment to the sport code,  Marketing and Corporate Communication Services Executive Officer, Jacquiline Pack, said: “2018 was an excellent year for Namibian hockey, particularly on the international stage. Celebrating hockey at such a level starts with recognising the sport at grassroots; being able to spot talent and skills at an early age and nurturing these so that individuals and teams can shine.”

She  applauded  the partnership between Bank Windhoek and the NHU over the past four years, as indoor hockey has thrived and the development of the sport at grassroots level was taken seriously, resulting in well developed talent feeding into the sport.

“Bank Windhoek is proud to have been a catalyst in the development of the sport in Namibia and witness its impact on the lives of Namibians. The sponsorship of hockey, therefore, is a success story for Bank Windhoek because it has come to define how we impact when we give back – becoming a conduit of positive change, not just for the sake of the sport, but for the benefit of community,” Pack said.

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