Female Spinners Take on Swakopmund

The Women Rock Spin Show is an annual event that has been hosted in Windhoek for the past two years.

This year Swakopmund will host the Motorsport at Swakopmund Spin City Arena on 1 June. The event will see an all-women cast take on the predominantly male sport.
“We are determined to tour a different region each year to encourage women in motor sport and to help spark an interest in spinning across the country”, said Joel Nambahu the event Organiser. He further stated that in most Motorsport related events, women’s categories tend to be an afterthought and are usually overlooked. What makes this show unique is that it caters strictly to female spinners.
According to the organisers Joel Nambahu and Wamboe Seun, this show is simply not about women in motor sport but a celebration of all women. Hence, in this regard, the food stalls at the event will be allocated to female vendors. The show will begin with a parade in the morning with Swakopmund’s Mayor Paulina Ndahafa Nashilundo set to officially open the event.
Three well-known spinners from South Africa will also participate although they will not officially compete. Novisto from Team Novisto, Ally Fortuin (19) and Robyn Fortuin (13) both from Team ARB are expected to wow the audience with their skills behind the wheel.
In addition to this Elinor De Koe, a single mother of one, Ivanka (21) and Mrs Snyder a proud mother of six are some of the local spinners participating in the show. “We hope that the diversity in our spinning line up will show potential woman spinners and cynics that things such as gender, age and marital status are non-factors in this industry. Car spinning is anyone’s game.
Absolutely anyone can learn how to spin and with enough dedication, they can become spin champions”
The first 60 women at the gate enter for free. There are limited pre-sale tickets – N$50 with adults paying the gate adults pay N$80 – at the gate children under the age of 12 years will pay half price N$40.

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