Walvis Bay hosts national municipal games

06 May 2019 | Sports

Walvis Bay • Leandrea Louw

The Walvis Bay Municipality plays host to the Namibian Local Authorities Sports and Recreation Association (NALASRA) games that start at the town on Monday and continue until Saturday.

About 1 000 participants from 40 of the 57 local authorities in Namibia are expected to participate at the games.

Participating teams will be pitted against each other in soccer, netball, volleyball, pool, darts, ring board, owela/stone game, a half marathon, fun walk, golf, fishing and tug of war at various venues across Walvis Bay.

The mayor of Walvis Bay Wilfred Immanuel said that the municipality is proud to be hosting an event of this magnitude for the first time. “It is an exciting event for all local authorities to mingle, but also to foster good working relationships amongst the various local authorities.

“Through these games we network and promote health and wellness through sports and recreation. As council we realise the importance of sports and how it contributes to a healthy mind and body. Over the years the council has committed itself to numerous capital projects in order to promote sports and recreational activities,” he said of the games.

He expressed that hope that all teams would compete intensely, but fairly while enjoying themselves at the same time.

The official opening ceremony starts at 09:00 on Monday, with a march from the Kuisebmond Fire Brigade to the Jan Wilken Stadium. The minister of rural and urban development, Peya Mushelenge, is slated to deliver the key note address. Thereafter the games will commence with a soccer match.

The Walvis Bay municipal council invites the entire community to turn up in numbers and enjoy the games.

NALASRA was established in May 2008 at Okahandja with the aim of making sport and recreation accessible to both political and administrative personnel after local authorities realised the need to create a platform to network and develop friendships, goodwill and cooperation. The first national games were hosted in Otjiwarongo in April 2009.

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