Playtime Festival: A Celebrationof Youth Cricket in Namibia

The Playtime Festival, one of the most prestigious youth tournaments on Cricket Namibia’s calendar, was hosted by three towns, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and Windhoek, from the 21st September to the 1st October 2023.

The event which has grown in prominence over the years, saw a convergence of young cricket enthusiasts, reflecting the sport’s deep roots and burgeoning future in the country.

The Playtime Festival under new partnership, facilitated five youth tournaments that saw a staggering 45 teams over 139 fiercely contested matches. Such participation levels are a testament to the sport’s popularity among the youth and the continued efforts of Cricket Namibia to foster and develop young talent.

The sponsorship from Playtime Namibia, an organization known for its dedication to broadening and promoting sports in the country, provided a significant boost to the event. Their commitment and considerable investment ensured the festival’s smooth running, making it a memorable experience for the young cricketers.

“The festival was not about competition; it was a celebration of the spirit of the game amongs our young cricketers. Beyond the boundaries and wickets, it was an opportunity for young cricketers to learn, interact, and grow. It was a platform where they could showcase their skills, understand teamwork and sportsmanship, and most importantly, foster friendships that transcend the cricket field” wrote Cricket Namibia

As the curtains came down on the Playtime Festival, it left behind memories, moments of glory, lessons learned, and a promise of a brighter cricketing future for Namibia. With partners like Playtime Namibia, the sky’s the limit for these young cricketers and the sport in the country.

/contributed Cricket Namibia

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