OMARURU, Aug. 28 – In 2017 RMB Namibia, through the FNB Namibia Foundation Trust sponsored an amount of N$218 750 towards the ongoing Early-Rider Development BMX programme for the Namibian Cycling Federation (NCF). According to RMB CSI Chairman Ray Auala, this programme was part of RMB’s corporate social investment drive in Namibia. “We enjoy the enthusiasm and dedication of the children and are proud that we are part of teaching them a new skill, while at the same time ensuring that children enjoy a healthy sport outdoors.”
One of the events which forms part of the programme took place on 12 August in Omaruru. A total of 49 children, aged between 6 and 16 from 12 different schools took part. The BMX #5 day was held on the Ozondje open ground field and riders had to give it their all to manage the 200 metres, plenty of corners as well as stretches of hard gravel and soft sand surface.
Every child received a certificate of participation and the top three in each age category were also awarded with a bronze, silver or gold certificate.
The next and last event for 2017 will be the RMB Namibia/NCF BMX centres national finals, which take place on Saturday, 9 September at the SKW fields in Windhoek. – NDN Staffer