Cape Town to host 2023 Netball World Cup

2019-03-07 13:23
South African delegation representing the 3 tiers of government at the announcement of the Netball World Cup bid. Photo: Supplied

South African delegation representing the 3 tiers of government at the announcement of the Netball World Cup bid. Photo: Supplied

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Cape Town will host the biggest women sporting event in 2023.

In a statement issued, Mayco member for safety and security, JP Smith said the City will work hard to make the 2013 Netball World Cup the best one there has ever been.

The news was announced by the International Netball Federation that its delegation offered a successful bid for the prestigious tournament.

“The delegation submitted its proposal for staging the netball showpiece in Singapore in November,” Smith said.

“A lot of hard work and intense preparations from all spheres of government went into the bid to present what Cape Town has to offer. It was a team effort which showcased our world-class facilities, infrastructure as well as expertise in hosting major international events.”

Having developed a strong track record as the world’s leading festival and event destination, Smith said that Cape Town was best place to make the Netball World Cup a spectacular showpiece.

Being chosen as the host city for this global spectacle underscores the City’s status as an events capital.”

“Apart from the direct economic impact through visitor and organizer spend, there is also the ripple effect a job creation during and after events, and the increased spend at our world-famous attractions.”

Smith added that securing the world cup will aid the country in promoting women’s sports and raising the profile of netball as a key sport.

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