08 Aug 2018 15:50pm
WINDHOEK, 08 AUG (NAMPA) The town of Swakopmund in the Erongo Region will this year host the 15th edition of the Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) Sports Awards on 27 October.
The awards that will be staged at The Dome were officially launched on Wednesday in Windhoek.
Minister of Youth, Sport and National Service, Erastus Uutoni said he is happy to see the awards being hosted outside of the capital, which is an indication that Namibia is ready to host the African Union Sport Council Region Five, Regional Annual Sport Award (RASA) next year.
These awards are also a way that government through the sport commission is rewarding athletes for their hard work. I am hopeful that all our athletes who will win at this event will continue to work hard and scoop more trophies at the RASA awards that will be hosted by Namibia next year, Uutoni said.
This year will also be the first time that the federations will be required to nominate their athletes through an online system created by the NSC. The nomination for athletes started immediately after the launch and will end on 08 September 2018.
Freddy Mwiya, NSC Chief Administrator told the media at the launch that N.dollars 2.5 million will be needed to host the event this year.
We will need N.dollars 1.1 million from the corporate world while the rest of the funds will come from the commission, meaning the government who are our mother body, he said.
MTC will continue as title sponsors of the event while the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Energy and The Namibian newspaper will be media partners. Other sponsors include Standard Bank Namibia, PricewaterhouseCoopers and NamPower.
The categories are: MTC Sports Star of the year, MTC Sportsman of the year, MTC Sportswoman of the year, NamPower Sportsman of the year with a disability, NamPower Sportswoman of the year with a disability, MTC Junior Sportsman of the year, MTC Junior Sportswoman of the year, NamPower Junior Sportsman of the year with a disability, NamPower Junior Sportswoman of the year with a disability, Tafel Lager Sports Team of the year, Coach of the Year, Umpire/Referee of the year, The Namibian Sports Journalist of the year, Development programme of the year and Namibia Sports Commission Honorary Award.