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WBPHS hosts second NASP Championship

by   Staff Writer 

Walvis Bay Private High School has hosted its second National Archery Schools Program (NASP) competition last Saturday 14 October 2017.

According to the press release, 135 children entered while 17 School/Clubs/Organisations were represented at the event.

The day started off with Pastor Peet Poggenpoel opening with scripture and prayer. Thereafter an opening shoot followed by a grade 2 learner, Daniel Nell, from Pro – Ed.

Angela Martin received a medal for most improved Junior Girl while Carmen Hellman walked away with the most senior girl.

The Junior Most Improved Boy was Alexander Abrahams and the Senior Most Improved Boy was Timon Peterson. Alexander also won the prize for biggest difference in improving his Bull’s Eye score.

A Top Grade 4 Archer reward was handed out for children who just started with archery to encourage them to continue this sport. Nathan Volek, Michael Raad and Nicolas Roux was rewarded 1st to 3rd place in this regard.

Grade 7 Archers got a turn to be rewarded and remind them that although they are finishing with their primary school years they can continue with archery in the high school as a sport.

Denzel Nanub, Gerhard Koen and Christiaan Huisamen was rewarded 1st to 3rd place here. F.P. Scholtz, Dominique Bekker and Melany Erasmus stood out as Top Performing grade 11 archers and with this prize they were encouraged to continue with archery in their busy grade 12 schedule. The current Namibian Record is 297 out of 300.

Three learners were rewarded for chasing this achievement. Wian Lottering was the nearest to the record, then Pieter Hough second and Hennie Nel in third place. This year, sportsmanship on and off the field was also rewarded. Corelie Coetzee (girl) and Dandre Rivas (boy) were chosen. Top Team Leader for the day was Lukas Els Jnr. For the first time, a floating trophy was handed out to the Most Improved Special Needs Child in the championship.

Top Junior Boy (Bull’s Eye) was awarded to Albert Gamatham, De Wet van Niekerk in second place and Wian van Zyl in third. Top Senior Boy (Bull’s Eye) was Pieter Hough, Wian Lottering and then F.P. Scholtz.

Top Junior Girl (Bull’s Eye) was Anrika van Zyl, Angela Martin and Jomari Campbell. Top Senior Girl (Bull’s Eye) was Melany Erasmus, Dominique Bekker and Leonise Human. 2D prizes were next.

Top 2D Junior Boy was Denzel Nanub, Gerhard Koen and Keanu van Vuuren with the 2D Senior Boy Diwan Engelbrecht, F.P. Scholtz and Pieter Hough. The girl’s 2D Junior prizes were awarded to Jomari Cambell.