The Bank Windhoek Junior Hockey Development League (JHDL) recently held its prize giving ceremony to reward this year’s outstanding players and teams.
A record 97 teams participated in this year’s Bank Windhoek Hockey Development League that took place between June and mid-August.
The league is an initiative of the Namibia Hockey Union’s (NHU) Hockey Development Programme aimed at developing the sport in the country by educating and grooming talented players from a very young age.
In total, 361 matches were played and 968 players, both boys and girls, were registered for this year’s league in the various age groups, starting from the U-8 division to the U-14 division.
NHU president, Marc Nel, said such an initiative could not have taken place if it was not for the Bank Windhoek sponsorship. He said he is looking forward to work with the bank in the future. “We’d like to thank Bank Windhoek for its continued support and look forward to our future partnership in development,” Nel said.
André le Roux, Communications Practitioner at Bank Windhoek, said he was impressed with the organisation of the league, adding that the bank will continue to work closely with the organisers in developing the sport of hockey at the grassroots level.
“Well done again to the Namibian Hockey Union for managing this well-organised league. We also want to thank the parents and coaches involved in hockey, who are very passionate about what they do. We share their passion for this great sport.
“Bank Windhoek believes that our financial contribution assists the NHU in organising quality leagues for the players to gain the skills and experience needed as they grow in the sport. We trust that the NHU will continue with the good work that they are doing to develop hockey in Namibia,” le Roux said.