CAPE TOWN – As the world gears-up to the first centre pass of the Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 – final preparations, punctuated with high levels of anticipation from the best 16 global nations in the sport, are ramping up.
The world will descend down onto Cape Town’s International Convention Centre from July 28 – August 6 to witness captivating netball action – the first such high level activity on the African continent.
The host nation celebrated the 50-day count down last week – focusing on Limpopo – the host city for official Netball World Cup Trophy Tour.
Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 Board Chairperson Patience Shikwambana expressed excitement at the fact that the clock was ticking down to sport’s greatest showpiece.
“As the board chairperson, I couldn’t be prouder of the incredible journey we’ve been on in bringing the Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 to Cape Town,” she said.
“What a great honour it is to host this prestigious event and with 50 days to go, it’s all systems go.
“Our teams are working tirelessly to ensure this is an event which will leave an indelible mark on the sport of netball and on our nation.
“Our goal is to showcase not only the very best of netball talent from across the globe but also the best of what South Africa and the continent of Africa have to offer,” added Shikwambana.
“We’ve had just a small taste of that as the Netball World Cup trophy has been travelling throughout the country.”
Besides the host nation – South Africa – Uganda will also compete at the event – first against New Zealand, Singapore and Trinidad and Tobago in group D.