Launch of fundraising initiative announced

Martin Groegli

A successful year concluded for Namibian Fistball on Saturday when the National cup was hosted at the SFC Sport Club in Swakopmund the same place on which the Fistball World converged in January this year to determine the best youth teams in the world. At the cup competition saw action in two categories. While category A catered for the more advanced teams, social, youth and ladies teams participated in category B.

There were few surprises as to the winners. Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) 1 added more silverware to their cabinet with win in category A. They played a youthful and spirited side from Cohen Fistball Club (CFC) that pulled out all the stops against their counterparts. The teams fighting spirit was however not enough to win the cup as SKW did not let the pressure get to them in the decisive moments of the match. CFC however took home the cup in category B beating the home side from the SFC convincingly. The league champions proved to be the more balanced side while the young players in the SFC side struggled to handle the pressure of a final.

At the prize giving not only the teams of the day were rewarded. The outstanding players of the year were also honoured. Torsten Schmidt-Dumont, aged 16 and spiker for CFC was voted youth player of the years while the captain of SFC first team Christoph Kubirske was named senior player of the year for the second year running.

Michael Baas, president of the Fistball Association of Namibia (FAN) took the opportunity to announce the launch of a raffle with N$ 500 000 as the main prize. Tickets are on sale now. This initiative aims to raise funds for youth development programs which FAN plans to run and to support the travels of national teams to overseas tournaments in the coming years..