//Karas to host 20th Annual National Sports Championships

25 Jul 2014 07:50am
KEETMANSHOOP, 25 JUL (NAMPA) – The 20th Annual National Sports Championships (ANSC) of the Namibian Police (Nampol) Force will be hosted in the //Karas Region from 20 to 30 August this year.
Nampol Commissioner, Major-General Desderious Ireneus Shilunga announced this in his capacity as chairperson of the Force’ National Sports Council at a media briefing on Thursday in the presence of the governor of this region, Bernadus Swartbooi.
Shilunga said due to the //Karas region’s top performance of contributing more than N.dollars300 000 amongst other regions to sponsor last year’s 8th Southern Africa Regional Police Chiefs’ Cooperation Organization (SARPCCO) Games in the capital, the management of the sports council awarded the region the hosting rights of the ANSC.
“Since the inception of the Games, we have been enjoying the support of the governors and the people of the various regions.
I think the local people of the //Karas region will be happy to see a considerable number of police sportsmen and women from all the 15 regions competing against each other”, he enthused.
Swartbooi, who was overwhelmed by the decision of the management of the sports council, said on behalf of the regional leadership that they feel very honoured and highly-recognized, and will do whatever necessary to host the event successfully.
“The Namibian Police Force’s sports games have grown from humble beginnings in 1994 to an important national event for both the Force and the community, with the foremost objective of fostering unity, friendship and healthy living amongst our law- enforcement agencies”, the governor stated.
About 1300 sportsmen and women are expected to participate in the event.
This year’s theme is “Prevention of crime through fitness and sports”.
The various codes for both men and women include soccer, volleyball, netball, athletics, darts, snooker and chess.