The Namibia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (NPBWCB) conducted its first technical officials refresher course in 13 years in Windhoek over the past week.
Deon Dwarte, an instructor and professional boxing referee and judge from South Africa facilitated the course which was attended by 23 out of 25 registered officials of professional boxing in Namibia, as well as five new recruits from amateur boxing.
The chairperson of the NPBWCB, Magreth Mengo expressed her appreciation to all the participants, highlighting the shared vision of progress, inclusivity and excellence within Namibia’s professional boxing and wrestling sphere.
“This event underscores the NPBWCB’s unwavering commitment to enhancing officiating standards in Namibian professional boxing by equipping technical officials with essential knowledge, skills and expertise,” Mengo said.
“This is one of our tangible strategic initiatives and we are excited to reveal more with the public soon,” she added.
According to a press release issued by the NPBWCB, the course addressed a longstanding necessity within the Namibian boxing community since the last course took place way back in 2010. The programme aimed at elevating officials’ skills and proficiency, fostering networking opportunities, nurturing personal growth, and positively influencing the sport.
Mengo emphasised the NPBWCB’s commitment to progress, extending beyond the technical officials refresher course. She highlighted the NPBWCB’s recent involvement in the Ongwediva Trade Fair where they disseminated information to raise awareness about professional boxing and wrestling in Namibia.
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