Ongwediva – Liberty Heritage School (LHS) hosted a Private Schools sports tournament at Ongwediva Valombola Vocational Training Centre Sports field from 21 – 22 July 2023.
Different private schools in the Oshana region have taken part in the competition. The tournament featured many different sports codes such as male and female soccer, basketball and netball. The tournament is the first of its kind and will always take place.
According to the tournament organiser Mr. Simon Prince JD, the purpose of the tournament was to create unity and knit an umbrella which will allow private schools and sports coordinators engage and groom learners in competitive and friendly sport activities. “The purpose of this tournament is to create unity among private schools in the Oshana region,” said Simon. Simon further expressed his gratitude to all the teams that participated and encouraged them to keep the tournament alive for many years to come.
LHS are the soccer champions after defeating Dr. Sydney Memorial College at the final. The Mauritz Devenish Private School defeated Dr. Sydney Memorial College to become the netball champions for 2023 LHS Private Schools Tournament. The first placed teams, both soccer and netball, took home a floating trophy as well as gold medals. The second placed school, Dr. Sydney Memorial College, took home silver medals for both soccer and netball.
The tournament has awarded certificates to the most disciplined team, the best coach of the tournament, soccer and netball player of the tournament, the tournament’s best referee as well as top goal scorers (both soccer and netball). The Best Soccer Player is awarded to Abraham Kankono and Best Netball Player to Gabriella Kazohua all from Dr. Sydney Memorial College.