The Khomas Regional Darts Committee (KRDC) plans to introduce the game of Darts as a sports code to more schools within the region.
According to the chairperson of KRDC, Christo Titus one of the main objectives of the newly elected committee is to promote darts vigorously in the region and on most of the schools within Khomas region.
“One main focus for this year will be development of Darts as a sport code in the country where our intention is to introduce the game to more schools and in the process develop new young talent. This initiative has proved that the development process pilot project in Darts will and has long secured long term players of various gender, culture and age,” Titus said.
He added that the many people within Khomas region are yet not aware of the game of Darts and it is the committee objective to take Darts to every corner of the region and beyond. The Villager understands that the newly elected KRDC members, are aware of difficulties that Namibian sports codes are currently suffering and Darts is no exception and the KRDC, believes that a solution will be found sooner than later.
“I would like to urged this committee and inhabitants of Khomas region at large to come up with initiatives for us to generate money for us to fulfill our objectives,” Titus said.
There are currently four Darts clubs in Windhoek namely City of Windhoek Darts club; Central Tennis Darts club; Khomas NamPol Darts club and Ray –Mal Darts club and currently 35 registered players within the region The Villager, learnt. The 19 point leagues have already started last month and it is played on home on way basis only on Wednesdays and the committee is still in the process of securing possible sponsors for the league as well as tournament.
“Sponsorship for the league is hard to come by but me and my committee are determined to fulfill our mandate and keep Darts on track in the region. We still hope that the situation in Namibia will improve with regards to sponsorship for the sports in general,” Titus said.
He further noted that the first round of the league and darts day that was held last month was a success and the main aim of the day was to bring darts players in the region together and also to generate funds for development goals.
The Winners for the ladies’ doubles at the Darts first day was Diane Ludwig and Brigitte Vries and Men’s double was won by Christi Titus and Ralph Ludwig, the runner ups were Mario Kavenge and Sakaria Mwahaluka, the ladies singles winner was Coleen De Wee. The men’s singles winner was Mukulile Khupe and the runner up was Marius Steenkamp.