WINDHOEK, Sept. 21 – The 2017 FNB school’s mountain bike final was held at the Hollard Bike Park last Sunday. In total 70 school children aged between 6 and 18 took part in the event. The team selected to attend the Spur Schools Mountain Bike final event in South Africa on 7 and 8 October 2017 consists of; Marcel Holtz, Alex Miller, Hofmeyer van Blerk, Nicolaas Swart, Hugo Hahn, Dieter Koen, Justin Vosloo, Bergran Jensen, Cindy Rowland, Monique du Plessis, and Mayvonne Swart.
Gordon Pokolo, Sponsorship Manager at FNB Namibia: “The FNB Namibian Schools Mountain Bike League took place for the 6th consecutive year and has grown from a small group of dedicated cyclists to approximately 70 school children per event. We have been part of this event since the beginning, because we see the value of the sport, especially amongst youth.”
Gordon added that FNB Namibia, through the FNB Namibia Foundation Trust has spent more than N$ I million annually on sports development over the years in codes such as tennis, table tennis, rugby, soccer, netball, horse-riding to name a few. This remains a priority, especially when looking after the health and well-being of young Namibians.”
The Namibian league is open to all schools and all school going children, From U6 to U18 are catered for. The league consists of five race events. Riders will collect points for both participation and race positions. These League points will determine the League winners in respective categories. – NDN Staffer