Junior mountain bike team selected The 2017 FNB Schools' Mountain Bike final was held at Hollard Bike Park last Sunday.
Seventy children aged between six and 18 took part in the event.
The team selected to attend the Spur Schools' Mountain Bike final event in South Africa on 7 and 8 October consists of Marcel Holtz, Alex Miller, Hofmeyer van Blerk, Nicolaas Swart, Hugo Hahn, Dieter Koen, Justin Vosloo, Bergran Jensen, Cindy Rowland, Monique du Plessis and Mayvonne Swart.
Gordon Pokolo, sponsorship manager at FNB Namibia, said the FNB Namibian Schools' Mountain Bike League was held for the sixth consecutive year and had grown from a small group of dedicated cyclists to about 70 children per event.
“We have been part of this event since the beginning because we see the value of the sport, especially among the youth,” he said.
Pokolo added that FNB Namibia, through the FNB Namibia Foundation Trust, had spent more than N$1 million annually on sport development over the years in codes such as tennis, table tennis, rugby, soccer, netball and equestrian sport.
“This remains a priority, especially when looking after the health and well-being of young Namibians,” he added.
The Namibian league is open to all schoolchildren under the age of 18. The league consists of five race events. Riders collect points for both participation and race positions. These league points determine the category winners.
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