Pupkewitz Open Athletics Championship

Pupkewitz Open Atheltics Championship

What is it:

The Pupkewitz Foundation Open Athletics Championships is a developmental sport initiative grounded in the firm belief that Namibians are an exceptionally talented nation, and it provides opportunities for our youth to excel.

PUPKEWITZ Open Athletics Championship  brings international coaches in track and field, high jump, javelin, and shot put, as also current World Champion in high jump, Breyton Poole, current World Champion, as a coach. This is followed by the Open Athletics Championships, Swakopmund, in December 2019, and includes 250 athletic  learners from different regions,  who would not normally have access to high level  coaching and competitive sport.  Precursor to this in 2017, we added the Open Athletics Championships attracting competition from the SADC region. During this event Breyton Poole, under eighteen World Champion, broke the outdoor and indoor high jump record.


The Pupkewitz Foundation donated 


The pillars of the NDP5 which applies to this project under the Social Progression pillars – Harnessing the Demographic Dividends

Social Development

  • Youth Empowerement 
  • Empowering people and communities through sport
  • Intergrate marginalized communities into mainstream

Human Capital Development

  • Social Progression
  • Basic Education

Environment and Climate Change

  • Strengthen Environmental protection
  • Promote environmentally sound investments and production systems.


Environmental sustainability: 

Ensure sustainable environments and Enhance Resilience Conservation & Sustainable use of Natural Resources:

  • Enhance value addition and sustainable utilization of bio diversity
  • Sustained environmental awareness campaigns