Youth soccer tourney launchedThe Bank Windhoek Ramblers u/ 21 Soccer Tournament was launched in Windhoek earlier this week.
Thanks to a sponsorship of N$145 000, the inaugural Bank Windhoek Rambler’s u/21 Soccer Tournament takes place on Friday, 22 April, and Saturday, 30 April 2022. The eight participating teams are Ramblers, Athletic Club Football Academy, Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW), Deutscher Turn und Sportverein (DTS), Fortis, Kaizen Football Academy, Swallows and Kasaona.
According to Bank Windhoek’s Bronwyn Moody, they believe in ploughing back into the communities in which they operate.
“This tournament captured our imagination because of the specific age groups,” she said. “Upon further market research, we realised a lack of development soccer opportunities for this particular group to develop their skills. We hope that this tournament would be a platform upon which they can develop their skills and prepare for the next level of soccer”.
Furthermore, “soccer has always had a compelling following in Namibia. We are proud to contribute to cohesion, community, and society,” she said.
The Chairperson of the Ramblers Soccer Club, Sedric van Turah, said that the tournament will lend exposure to youth academy players who would not be able to play in the Second Division, First Division, or Premier Leagues of the Namibian soccer calendar.
“At Ramblers, we deem it our social responsibility to offer activities at our premises to allow these young adults to continue playing the sport they love.”