Quinton Steele Botes Legacy continues

Quinton Steele Botes Legacy continues

The annual Quinton-Steele Botes athletics training camp and coaching clinic commenced at the Independence Stadium in the capital yesterday.

Despite financial difficulties that is being observed, athletes from all corners of the country made their presence felt at the training camp which is taking place at the Independence Stadium.

This year's training camp attracted the highest number of attendance in the history of the training camp, with athletes from as young as 6 years being part of the group.

Athletes are taken through their paces by qualified trainers from both Namibia and South Africa in the various sport disciplines of the sport before rounding up the training camp in a mini athletic event on Saturday morning at eight o'clock.

President of the Namibia National Olympic Committee, Abner Xoagub said the camp is a shared effort between the athletes and parents.

“We thank the parents for taking the bold step to by investing in their children and at the same time to create an opportunity for their children to learn about discipline, learn about loving each other, learn about competition, says Xoagub.

Organizer of the event, Leonie Van Rensburg who took over the reign from the late Quinton-Steel Botes said the training camp plays a pivotal role in the development of the athletes.

“I just want to say thank you to all the sponsors, without the sponsors this training camp would not be held at all, Van Rensburg concludes.

A total of 300-thousand dollars was raised by the various sponsors for the training camp.