Yesterday, Africa Personnel Services hosted an event at the Dros where they announced their sponsorship to Cricket Namibia in the name of development of young boys. The occasion took place in order to kick off their named after tournament that is set to kick off Today.
The APS U15 T20 Tournament is made up of 50 boys that when divide make up four teams namely; the APS Lions, Wolves, Cheetahs and Rhinos of which will battle it out this weekend for the APS trophy which will be presented to the prevailing team on Sunday.
The event was opened by the President of Cricket Namibia Mr. Richard Frankle, who started by thanking all the tournament title sponsors Mr Robert de Villers and his Wife Annemarie, media partners, Radio Wave and Omlunga radios, Namibia Dairies and Coca Cola. He further extended his thanks to the supporting parents, coaches, officials and Exco committee members. Mr Frankle made is a point to applaud the APS for the initiative that it has has taken in investing in the development of cricket and added that “it is a definite boost to the development of cricket in this country”.
In October this year APS celebrates 21 years in the service industry and Mr Frankle thought “What better way of celebrating a 21st Birthday than giving a huge present to Cricket development in Namibia.” The Sponsorship total given towards this tournament totals to a whopping N$ 250 000.00 that will cover all the cost of the tournament. Before Mr Frankle concluded his speech, he wanted to say a few words to the players. He wished them a successful tournament and said that they should play “ in a great spirit”, urging them all to respect their opponents, “teammates and most especially the umpires and scorers”
The Managing director for APS, Robert de Villers who also spoke on behalf of the APS family said that the main purpose for the sponsorship is because they wanted to out root substance abuse amongst the youth by “ keeping the boys active and away from these harmful substance”.
The evening ended with the boys receiving their sponsored clothing for the three day tournament.