The Khomas Schools Sport Region (KSSR) recently organized a regional athletics meet at the Independence Stadium. The participants, aged between 13 to 19, showcased their athletic prowess, with a Senior category also in the mix.

The primary objective of the event was to identify and select talented athletes who will have the honor to represent the region at the upcoming National Athletics Competition.

The event organizers expressed their gratitude for the overwhelming support shown by parents who turned out in large numbers. However, they emphasized the need for additional support from corporate sponsors to further enhance and sustain such initiatives.

Coach Letu Hamhola, responsible for the Senior athletes, praised the inclusion of the senior category by KSSR organizers. He believes this collaboration will serve as a source of inspiration for younger athletes to approach sports with greater dedication.

During the event, some standout young athletes shared their experiences from their races and discussed their aspirations for the future.

One such athlete, David Dam, a senior athlete from Athletics Namibia known for excelling in the 800m and 1500m disciplines, participated in the regional meet to refine his performances and gear up for upcoming international competitions. Notably, Dam recently achieved a new Personal Best in the 800m while representing Namibia at The Africa Games in Accra, Ghana.

The KSSR committee will soon reveal the official date for the National Schools Athletics Meet, providing an exciting opportunity for these talented athletes to compete on a larger stage.




Castro Uulumbu