Cricket Namibia (CN) is pleased with the progress of the game in the country, most notably with the strides made by the institution of its schools outreach development programme started last year.
Through the programme, several portable pitches were given to different schools.
Speaking to New Era Sport, CN marketing manager Natalia Nauyoma said: “It was a great roadshow, we managed to visit five towns namely Otjiwarongo, Okahandja, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and Keetmanshoop, where we also distributed portable cricket pitches at those respective areas.
“The schools which benefited are Parkies Primary School, Walvis Bay Primary, Walvis Bay Private High and Maarssen Primary School in Outjo, while another pitch is being used at the Doc Jubber fields in Windhoek.
“We also had a coaching clinic which was mostly offered to teachers for them to further implement the skills at a school level. We offered pieces of training to teachers in Khorixas who were very keen to develop the sport at their schools.”
The timing of the roadshow was also good according to Nauyoma, as they managed to complete their work before the spread of the coronavirus.
“We were fortunate that we planned ahead of time before the spread of the Covid-19, which at the moment has halted so many projects around the country.
“The roadshow initially ended late February and luckily, we had already donated all five portable pitches to schools that were targeted. The pitches were donated to schools that actively play cricket and we have new schools that we will donate other pitches to very soon once everything is calm with the virus.”
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