19 Jan 2017 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 19 JAN (NAMPA) Eight members of the National Archery Schools Programme (NASP) were on Saturday accredited with basic archery instructors certificates after passing their examinations.
NASP held an examination on 14 January for its members to gain new skills in basic archery instructing and basic instructors training for trainers.
Speaking to Nampa on Wednesday, NASP Secretary, Karola Woortman said the organisation wants to expand its services to all schools in Namibia this year.
We would like to have NASP in all regions of Namibia as part of our vision to send a team of 16 archers to Canada in 2018 for the NASP World Championship, she added.
Woortman added that instructors were taught the basics of teaching children the correct techniques for archery in a safe environment, as well as to have a positive attitude as they might represent the country at major international competitions in future.
We have excellent recurve archers who are being trained for the Youth Olympics in 2018 and these are prospective candidates for 2020 too, she said.
The success of the archers representing the country at the Olympics will depend on proper planning and exposure to international competitions even though funding is still a challenge, she said.
The instructors who received basic archery instructors certificates are Renier Els, Dehandrie Labuschagne, Joubert Snyman, Gabriel Nshwyepa and Paige Tawse.
Basic archery instructor trainers certificates went to Quintin Kruger, Lukas Els and Chantelle Els.
The next training for new instructors takes place in Gobabis on 19 February.
She further said the African All Stars Championships will be held in Windhoek in July.
We are proud to announce that all possible nine teams that will take part have confirmed their attendance, she said.
The teams will be from Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia.