The Kavango East Annual Teachers Tournament is expected to see increased participation from additional education circuits in various regions across the country this year.
This is according to Chester Mutangara, the chairperson of the tournament’s organising committee, who told Nampa in an interview Monday that this year’s event is scheduled to take place in Rundu from 20 to 24 September 2023,
The tournament, a fixture since 2018, provides an avenue for teachers from diverse educational circuits to compete in different sports disciplines, including football, netball, and volleyball, while also engaging in recreational activities.
On Monday, Mutangara informed Nampa that the tournament’s objective is to foster camaraderie among teachers, allowing them to unwind and be seen in a different light beyond the confines of the classroom. Additionally, it aims to assist educators in alleviating the stress they encounter throughout the year.
He further noted that this year’s tournament is backed by Sanlam Namibia, which is contributing N.dollars 100 000 in sponsorship.
“We have always worked closely with Sanlam as a valuable partner as they are always willing to sponsor our school sports in the region as well. On top of that, many teachers have insurance policies with the institution,” Mutangara explained.
Registration for the event has started, with registration fees standing at N.dollars 1 000 for football teams and N.dollars 700 for both netball and volleyball teams.
The winning football team will secure N.dollars 8 000 along with a trophy. The second-placed team will earn N.dollars 6 000 and silver medals, while the third-placed team will receive N.dollars 3 500 and bronze medals. The fourth-placed team will be awarded N.dollars 2 500.
For netball and volleyball, the winning teams will receive N.dollars 4 000 and a trophy, while the runners-up will get N.dollars 3 000 and medals, and the third-placed teams will receive N.dollars 2 500 and medals.
Last year, 18 circuits took part in the tournament. The Shinyungwe circuit from the Kavango East Region secured the football trophy, the Ndinyona circuit from the same region triumphed in volleyball, and the Outapi circuit in the Omusati Region was the first-placed team in netball.
Source: The Namibian Press Agency