Fredericks wins second term as Athletics Namibia President

Frank Fredericks, President of Athletics Namibia / Photo Credit: Yomi Omogbeja

Frank Fredericks was re-elected as president of Athletics Namibia (AN) following a well-attended elective congress, on Saturday 17th November at the Etuna Guesthouse Conference Centre in Ongwediva.

Fredericks who was nominated to the presidency position will serve his second term as president of one of the leading sports codes in the nation.

During his acceptance speech, Frank Fredericks thanked the outgoing council for setting the foundation in reviving athletics in the country.

He went on to add that the new Council will “call on the expertise and skills of the outgoing council and the nominees that were up for election.

The congress which was officiated by the Namibia Sports Commission and the Directorate of Sport saw a well-balanced group of sports administrators, former athletes and captains of industries being elected. Women represent 40 per cent of the newly-elected council.

The following nine regions were in attendance:

  1. Khomas
  2. Erongo
  3. Hardap
  4. Oshana
  5. Kavango
  6. Ohangwena
  7. Omaheke
  8. Otjozondjupa
  9. Caprivi.

The elected AN council members for the next four years are:

  1. President – Frank Fredericks
  2. Four Vice Presidents – Dennis Skyrwer, Alna Similo, Carmen Walder and Modestus Mwiila
  3. Secretary General – Stay-C Namases
  4. Chair of Officials Committee – Xenia Pieterse
  5. Chair of Coaches Committee – Malan Kruger
  6. Chair of Technical Committee – Pierre du Plooy
  7. Chair of Cross Country Committee – Tobias Hiskia
  8. Chair of Road Running Committee – Reinhold Iita
  9. Chair of Juniors Committee – Satrick Bampton
  10. Chair of Veterans / Masters Committee – Pieter Burger
  11. Chair of Track & Field Committee – Leoni van Rensburg
  12. Chair of Selection Committee – Vilho Namufinda
  13. Chair of Development Committee – Hennie Horn
  14. Chair of Finance Committee – Essie Herbst
  15. Chair of Women’s Affaires – Martha Emvula
  16. Chair of Medical & Doping – Hannelie Britz
  17. Chair of Disciplinary – Louie Cloete

See also the Infographics: Athletics Namibia at a glance

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