Cape Town has been chosen as the preferred host city for the 2023 Netball World Cup.
It is the first time that the largest women’s sporting event in the world will be hosted on African soil.
The South African team, which consists of the City, Netball South Africa, national and provincial government, was notified on Thursday by the International Netball Federation that its delegation offered a successful bid for the prestigious tournament.
The announcement was made at the Cape Town International Convention Centre to great fanfare.
The team showcased the Mother City’s world-class facilities, infrastructure as well as expertise in hosting major international events.
City officials say securing the Netball World Cup will aid the country in promoting women’s sports and raise the profile of netball as a key sport.
The CTICC will also be the host venue. It be transformed into a world-class netball centre that meets all of the International Netball Federation requirements.
According to the Western Cape Government, the World Cup is likely to pour R2.5-billion into the economy.
Photo and video credit: Nehna Singh, City of Cape Town