No full-time league admin for netball
By Michael Uugwanga
LAST year Netball Namibia advertised a full-time position for a Namibia Netball Premier League (NNPL) administrator, however the position still remains vacant with Netball Namibia doing the day-to-day administration work of the league.
NNPL is supposed to be an independent body even though it operates under the rules and regulations of the mother body. However, according to Netball Namibia’s secretary general Imelda Nerongo the league does not need to be independent like in football and rugby.
She stated this in response to questions by Confidente Sport regarding the appointment of a qualified full-time league administrator position that was advertised last year.
Nerongo said that the netball league should not be confused with that of football, rugby and other sport codes in the country in terms of having a similar full-time qualified league administrator.
“The premier league (NNPL) is a league structure similar to a tournament under the administration of Netball Namibia. We do not need an independent body to administer our own league.
“We will consider appointing a league secretary/admin next season to assist with the day-to -day operations of the league for this year and remaining period of the league NN facilitated everything and will continue doing so. The secretary/ administrator will be appointed for purposes of, registrations, payments etc, and also to assist in other NN related office work,” she said.
The MTC NNPL consists of 12 clubs, namely, Namibia Correctional Services and Tigers from Khomas region; Navy and Eleven Arrows from Erongo; Grootfontein and Mighty Gunners from Otjozondjupa; Young Stars and Rebels from Omusati; Rundu Chiefs and Dollar Stars from Kavango East; United 12 from //Karas, and Golden Girls from Omaheke region.
The league is sponsored by MTC with a cash injection of N$4.8 million over three years with the aim of establishing a professional league that will incorporate all the regions of the country.