Gifted archers from Katutura are set to represent the country at two major international events in the near future.

Gifted archers from Katutura are set to represent the country at two major international events in the near future.

From left Anderson Naimab, Delron Gaoseb, Hilma Kambonde(coach) Gabriel Mwiya and Andila Jaarsak
Windhoek-Four Archers from the Katutura Community Hope School will be part of the Namibian team that will participate in the African All-Star Championship in South Africa on the 25th of April.
The school, which is situated in the heart of Kautura, saw four of its Archers - Delron Gaoseb Andila Jaarsak , Anderson Naimab and Gabriel Mwiya - selected to compete at two events in South Africa and Canada respectively.
Gaoseb and Jaarsak are in the All-Star team and will compete in both events, while Naimab and Mwiya who are in the Development team will only compete in South Africa in two weeks' time.
Altogether, 32 archers are going to represent Namibia in South Africa. The Namibian team is made up of two groups, the All Star Team, and the A team which consist of the top 16 Archers in the country .
The Development team is made out of those ranked between 17-32.
It's a great achievement for the school as it's the first time they have a large representation. Last year there was only one archer competing in the African All Stars, which was hosted in Namibia.
“It's a proud moment for us , as a coach it's a proud moment of me and also the fact that we are not representing Katutura itself but we are representing a community” said head coach Hilma Kambonde
The All Star team, which was selected during a shooting competition in Walvisbay recently, will travel to Canada in July to test their skills against youngsters from all across the World.
The archers are over the moon to compete at that level.
“I'm proud to be in the national team and i enjoy it . It's my second time in the national team” said Delron Gaoseb.
“I'm really proud to go to South Africa to represent Namibia in the development team , its my first time going there so it will be life time experience, it's a team work effort go I’m going there to make Namibia proud and my teammates proud of me” said Gabriel Mwiya.