Under-17, U-18 rugby teams off to SA

01 Jul 2015 16:20pm
WINDHOEK, 01 JUL (NAMPA) - The Namibian national Under-17 and U-18 rugby teams will this week leave for South Africa to participate in various rugby tournaments.
The U-17 team is heading to Cape Town to participate in the annual Grant Khomo and Craven Week schools’ tournaments, while the U-18 team is set to compete in the Academy Week rugby tournament in Johannesburg.
The two 22-member teams gathered at the Coca-Cola Namibia Bottling Company in Windhoek on Wednesday for a capping ceremony, witnessed by their parents.
Speaking during the ceremony, NSSU national coordinator Solly Duiker told the youngsters they should represent their nation with pride.
“You are the best this country has to offer in your age group, and when you go to the Grant Khomo Week you should win because it has already been done by the team which went before you,” he noted.
Players representing Namibia were selected from eight regions - Erongo, Oshikoto, Oshana, Khomas, Otjozondjupa, Hardap, //Karas and Omaheke.
Academy Week team coach Ainsley Daniels told Nampa he believes his teammates will get results because they are a talented team.
“The team was selected in April and we have now been together for a week, training. The boys are really fit and looking forward to travelling to Johannesburg and competing with all the schools that are taking part in this tournament,” he said.
The U-17 Grant Khomo week team will travel to Cape Town on Friday, while the Academy Week team leaves for Johannesburg on Saturday.