Omusati prepares for 2020 ­athletics

The Namibia Schools Sport Union (NSSU) in the Omusati Region will hold an annual advisory meeting at the youth centre in Outapi next Tuesday to organise its coaches for this year’s athletics calendar.

Omusati NSSU chairperson Vaino Shimutwikeni revealed this to Nampa in a telephonic interview on Wednesday.

Shimutwikeni pointed out that teachers, members of school management and sports organisers from all over the region will attend the one-day meeting.

“Teachers will discuss the activities of the past year and will also plan the direction of the 2020 sports calendar,” said Shimutwikeni.

According to him, the meeting is important as the NSSU will also hire experts from the Namibia Chess Federation, Dancing Sport (a newly introduced sport code in the region) as well as the Athletics Namibia coaching clinic on track and field items to address the participants.

These sport codes, Shimutwikeni said, will be specifically promoted in the region this year.

“The meeting will also discuss the NSSU finances, as well as the affiliation fees expected from each school to ensure sporting activities are carried out as per regional calendar,” stated the Omusati NSSU leader.

Sport officials from the regional directorate of education will also be present.

Shimutwikeni also announced that this year’s Omusati regional athletics championship will be held on 8 February at the Oshakati Independence Stadium.

This will follow the preparations and competitions already started at cluster, circuit and zonal levels throughout the region.

Shimutwikeni said the Omusati regional sport calendar has been drafted for all sport codes, and has been circulated to schools.