Inaugural Netball Umpire Course held at Nkurenkuru

27 May 2019 16:40pm
RUNDU, 27 MAY (NAMPA) – The Kavango West Netball Executive under the auspices of Netball Namibia held its inaugural netball umpiring and grading course at Nkurenkuru over the weekend.
The two-day course started on Friday ended on Saturday.
Kavango West Netball League chairperson, Isa Saidi, told Nampa on Monday that the course was aimed at capacitating the umpires in the region to enable them to officiate league games and tournaments.
“We want to further spread our net wider for more women and men to be involved in sports,” the chairperson said.
He added that Friday focused more on the theoretical side of the game, with Saturday comprising of the practical facet, where the participants were graded in different categories.
Saidi called on the corporate sector in the region and the country at large to support the organisation in terms of infrastructural development, saying players often have to play in the sand, which is not conducive for the growth of the sport as national and international competitions cannot be held there.
“They will have to play at recommended surfaces which is either concrete or proper courts,” he stressed.
The course was attended by 25 participants from all nine constituencies in the region, comprising of 21 women and 4 men.