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Namibia set to host second FIBA Mini Basketball Africa convention
MIES - After a successful inaugural African Mini Basketball Convention in Morocco, it is Namibia's turn to host the grassroots event.
The International Basketball Foundation (IBF) is organizing the event with Namibian Basketball Federation and FIBA Africa in the country's capital of Windhoek on Friday-Saturday.
An expected 250 children between the ages of 5 and 12 will be taking part in a Jamboree where they will go through various basketball stations, learning about the game in a fun way. They will also participate in a life skills workshop taught by Basketball Artists School Senior students who are beneficiaries of the IBF project in Namibia.
Furthermore, 80 delegates from 18 countries in the African region will take part in a coaches' clinic and convention, where they will learn best practices in teaching basketball to children and acquire the tools to further develop the Mini Basketball movement in their respective countries.
Petrina Aron, a former Basketball Artists School student and beneficiary of the FIBA Foundation's Young Lions Cup South initiative, will be involved in the event as a project assistant.
The IBF will give each participant a basketball donated by FIBA global partner Molten.