02 Nov 2017 17:30pm
REHOBOTH, 02 NOV (NAMPA) - The Bank Windhoek National Outdoor Hockey League officially has awarded its top players, teams and officials at an awards ceremony held in Windhoek.
According to a media release availed to Nampa on Thursday, in the mens premier league, the Windhoek Old Boys Sports Club (WOBSC) team were officially handed the championship trophy for the season, while in the womens premier league, the University of Namibia (UNAM) was awarded a trophy for winning the competition.
Dylan Finch from WOBSC walked away with the top goal scorer award in the mens division while Maggy Mengo from UNAM, was rewarded for being the top goal scorer in the womens division.
The statement quoted Bank Windhoeks Executive Officer of Marketing and Corporate Communication Services, Jacquiline Pack, as saying that Bank Windhoek wants to be the connector of positive change, taking hands and building partnerships with fellow Namibians and enabling growth.
It further said that for this reason, they have formed a partnership with the Namibia Hockey Union (NHU) for the past two years in support the unions efforts to improve sports in the country.
Pack further highlighted how privileged Bank Windhoek is to have contributed towards the recently concluded Bank Windhoek Hockey Developmental League where a record number of 97 teams participated.
In total, 361 matches were played and 968 players were registered. This represented an increase of 35 percent over the past two years. The age groups consisted of 8, 10, 12 and 14 years in both the boys and the girls divisions.
This is a remarkable achievement which has enabled access at grassroots level, said Pack.
NHU President, Marc Nel, thanked Bank Windhoek for the positive and continuous support towards hockey and said that hockeys future in Namibia looks bright and secured.
Pack congratulated all the athletes and said the union honoured their dedication, passion and commitment in creating value for sports in Namibia.
The Bank Windhoek Hockey Premier League will resume early next year.