Sports women of South Africa will again get the opportunity to shine on a world stage as for the first time in African sporting history, the Netball World Cup 2023 will be hosted here.
The country is thrilled to host the tournament that has been running for the past 69 years.
The tournament will commence on the 28th of July and run until 6 August 2023.
Tournament Director for Netball World Cup 2023, Priscilla Masisi, said the preparations for the event are underway and are running smoothly.
“With the tournament coming to South Africa and Africa for the first time, it is an exciting and historic first for the sport and the country,” said Masisi.
Executive Mayor of Cape Town Geordin Hill-Lewis said they are excited to be moving closer to the start of this prestigious event, with just one year to go.
“Much preparation has gone into planning for the Netball World Cup since Cape Town was announced as the host city back in July 2019 – and we are ready to put on a world-class sporting display.”
Lewis added that they look forward to supporting the national netball team as they seek to become world champions next year.
Netball SA President Cecilia Molokwane said: “One cannot believe that we are here already, counting down 365 days from the Netball World Cup, which will be hosted in South Africa for the very first time. I am extremely delighted and I would like to challenge each and every one of us to put our best foot forward and deliver a spectacular World Cup.”
Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport said they would use this opportunity to upgrade the netball courts in the Western Cape.
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