Scottsville Mall’s WC campaign concludes

2010-07-12 00:00

THE 2010 Fifa World Cup has come to an end and so too has the six-week-long World Cup awareness campaign that was run by the Scottsville Mall.

Since before the tournament began, the Scottsville Mall has been running weekend programmes that have seen members of the public being taught the Diski Dance.

A group of Diski Dancers from the Midlands Meander association have been involved in the campaign and they have also appeared at numerous other functions around the province, including performing the Diski Dance at the Johnny Clegg concert in Pietermaritzburg last month.

Saturday was the last day of the campaign and shoppers were encouraged to learn how to do the Diski as well as to participate in a penalty kick competition where they could win instant prizes.

Younger members of the public were given the opportunity to have their faces painted in the colours of the flag of their favourite World Cup competing nation.

Event organiser, Tara van Rensburg, says that the campaign has been successful.

“At the start of the tournament … everybody was extremely excited and the vibe was phenomenal,” she said.

“It definitely died down when Bafana went out, but from what we have seen, there has still been a lot of support for the tournament as a whole.”

A lucky draw was also held on Saturday and the winner was treated to a trolley full of party-related goods for the World Cup final. A children’s draw was also held, with the winner receiving a kit bag filled with football equipment and merchandise.

“This is the last World Cup promotion we will be doing. We’re all so used to watching matches, people are bound to be a little depressed now that it is over,” Van Rensburg said.

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