Netball World Cup: Teams welcomed in Cape Town

Henry

There is great excitement in Cape Town where Africa’s first Netball World Cup kicks off in a few days. All the action takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Center (Kiks) from 28 July to 6 August 2023.

Last week Friday, Cape Town officially welcomed all the participating countries during a flag ceremony where the flag of each participating country was raised. All 16 countries have arrived in the Mother City and training sessions continue.

The top teams Australia, New Zealand, England, Jamaica and South Africa are fan favorites and all eyes are on the Spar Proteas where they enjoy a home advantage.

“It is a historic moment for the sport, the country, the participants and of course the people to host the Netball World Cup on the African continent,” says JP Smith, mayoral committee member for safety and security. “On behalf of the city and all the stakeholders who were involved in putting this tournament together, I would like to welcome all participating countries to our beautiful city. We are excited to host this significant tournament.”

South Africa is one of the top ranked countries in netball. During the preliminary stages, South Africa compete against Jamaica, Wales and Sri Lanka in Group C.

Follow the Spar Proteas’ matches live on Kiks or at the official Cape Town Fan Park:

  • Friday 28 July at 18:00 – South Africa v Wales
  • Saturday 29 July at 16:00 – South Africa v Sri Lanka
  • Sunday 30 July at 18:00 – South Africa v Jamaica

For the Cape Town spirit and netball activities, the public is encouraged to enjoy a free full-day experience at the Fan Park, located between Heerengracht and Buitengracht Streets at Walter Sisululaan. There will be a range of activities daily with entertainment and interactive games from 07:00 until the last game of the day.

  • Tickets for the Netball World Cup are available here
  • For more details on the Netball World Cup, click here
  • Several roads will be closed and traffic flow will be impeded between 21 July and 7 August 2023. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes when traveling through the city centre. Click here for more information.