By Sport reporter
THE tenth edition of the First National Bank (FNB) Classic Clashes which was launched recently here in the capital will feature a total of 40 schools countrywide in their hope to clinch the coveted titles.
FNB Manager of Public Sector Banking, Bolle Hans said during the launch that they have witnessed the growth of youngsters through the classic clashes over the past years.
“We have seen how youngsters become aware of their own abilities, acquire new skills, learn to measure themselves against others, function as a team, learn how to win and how to lose, and to still respect one another. FNB Classic Clashes is not just about sport, it’s a celebration of the school community consisting of learners, teachers, parents and the school authorities all having fun.” Altogether 40 schools will compete in 20 clashes in the sport codes of netball, rugby, and soccer over the next two months. Namibia Breweries Limited Senior Manager, Robin Rhode also said at the event that AQUASPLASH is in line with the company’s purpose of creating a future enhancing life believes in the prosperity of the Namibian nation.
“There are no members of society more important to achieving national prosperity in the future than our youth. It is therefore imperative that initiatives such as the classic clashes exist and are successful, today and in years to come.”
He added that sports stimulate and strengthen both the bodies and minds of the future generation of commerce and industry. Sports and potentially even government, but it installs discipline, and perhaps most importantly, allows for the kids to have fun. “AQUASPLASH encourages healthy fun for the entire family. It is therefore an honour, and to be perfectly honest, a no brainer for us to have been involved as a sponsor of the Classic Clashes for the last three years.”
“We wish all teams and individual participants the best of luck and advised them to stay hydrated with AQUASPLASH.
Special Advisor to the Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Ludwig Hausiku said that sports development is an essential tool in promoting cooperation, peace, advocacy, entertainment and above all healthy living. “We therefore recognize sports and physical education as a fundamental human right for all people.
Our government through the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service as a custodian for sport and youth development remains committed and thus takes great pride in activities of this nature that is initiated by stakeholders such as First National Bank of Namibia, to enhance sports at all levels of society.”
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