Cricket Namibia had its first-ever roadshow and visited Okahandja, Otjiwarongo, Outjo, Keetmanshoop, Rehoboth, Swakopmund, and Walvis Bay. The roadshow took place on 13th – 22nd November.
It was a good initiative to introduce the game of cricket to the Namibian people. Cricket Namibia has the vision to grow the game of cricket in Namibia in order to support successful performance on an international level and for cricket to be one of the preferred professions in Namibia.
The National cricket team players and coaching staff played a big role during the roadshow and inspired many young children, especially following their success of qualifying for the 2020 T20 World Cup.
The aim of the roadshow was to create awareness of the game of cricket in Namibia and to increase the number of games played at school level to increase the number of cricket players.
During the roadshow; 994 children were introduced to the game of cricket and were coached by the National players, 67 coaches were trained 26 scorers developed, had meetings with 37 school representatives, meetings with 22 club representatives, 11 schools committed to participating in the FNB Kwata cricket program (mini cricket) and Cricket Namibia donated four portable pitches to different schools during the roadshow.
The four schools where portable pitches were donated to are, Marrssen Primary School, Gobabis Gymnasium Primary School, Walvis Bay Primary School, and Walvis Bay Private HS.
Cricket Namibia has written its own coaching manual and this will enable teachers and potential coaches to learn how to coach and will spread the awareness of the game.
Oschenwagen Guesthouse and Village Boutiques Hotel sponsored with accommodation and made the roadshow a great experience for everyone.
Thank you for being part of this journey to grow our game in Namibia!