What an epic experience

28 July 2019 | Sports

Windhoek • Octavia Tsibes

As the finals of the Momentum Boards Trophy near, the most promising rugby players become even more focused.

This past weekend schools from all corners of Namibia travelled to Windhoek to take part in the league quarter finals at Hage Geingob stadium.

At this stage, schools have new tactics and the players are focused to push through to the semi-finals. “I travelled all the way from Grootfontein to support my younger brother,” said Leanka van Zyl, from Grootfontein Agri-College, adding that playing at the Hage Geingob where Namibia’s prominent rugby players play was a wonderful experience.

The Momentum rugby journey has proven that great support from friends and family has a major impact on how the team perform. “We drove from Rehoboth to participate in netball. We didn’t win but we had a chance to support our sister school Dr Lemmer from Rehoboth, who participated in the quarterfinals,” Merischa Claasen, netball player from M & K Gertze Secondary School said.

Dr Lemmer first time played against Moria Private School and won the match 27 – 24.

Claasen, who is an aspiring netball player, said she has seen great tactics from other teams and will surely take them back home.

“We prepared so much for the match against Walvis Bay Private High School (WBPHS), because we have lost twice against them before,” said Erik Strauss, captain of Windhoek High School’s first rugby team.

He added that in order to perform and win against any team, one can be talented but you should be mentally prepared to tackle the game. “My team never gives up. We push through, regardless.”

The game between Windhoek High School and Walvis Bay Private High School was intense as WHS moved to the semi-finals where they will play Tsumeb Gymnasium in Windhoek at the Hage Geingob Stadium next week.

Caption: The game was intense between Walvis Bay Private High School and Windhoek High School.

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