Netball world cup trophy tour comes to Mpumalanga

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Netball world cup trophy tour comes to Mpumalanga

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 31: Tshina Mdau of the SPAR Proteas in action during the 2021 SPAR Challenge test match between SPAR Proteas and Uganda She Cranes at Cape Town International Convention Centre on March 31, 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Reg Caldecott/Gallo Images)

Mpumalanga will have an opportunity to get a glimpse of the Netball World Cup trophy as it is going to
be touring the province from Sunday 4 June to Thursday 8 June when it will be handed over to Limpopo.
The Trophy which will be accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Ms. Nocawe
Mafu, the President of Netball South Africa Ms. Cecilia Molokwane and the Gauteng Department of
Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Ms Morakane Masupyoe who will officially hand over the trophy to
Mpumalanga. They will be welcomed by to the Province by the MEC for Culture, Sport and Recreation
Ms. Thandi Shongwe,


The Trophy is expected to land at the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport at 9H30 on Sunday 4
June 2023. A short programme where the official handover of the Trophy from Gauteng to Mpumalanga
will be made before the official start of the Tour. This ceremony will officially kick start the Trophy Tour
for the Mpumalanga Province the first stop being KaNyamazane where Netball games and
accompanying activities will be held. After an hour pit-stop, the cavalcade will move to Kabokweni
Stadium for the second and last session of the day where a similar activation will be held with giveaways
and games.


The Tour will proceed to Kamhlushwa on Monday morning, 5 June 2023, followed by Malelane and the
Nelspruit Taxi Rank later in the day. The Gert Sibande Region will have their share of the spotlight with
the Trophy on Tuesday 6 June with Elukwatini Shopping Complex welcoming the Bus at 10h30 and
Ermelo Mall being visited later in the afternoon. The Nkangala Region will be the hive of activity on
June 7 with a hectic schedule for the Tour where eMalahleni will be the first stop followed by Phola Mall
in Dr JS Municipality mid-morning and Kameelrivier Hall at noon. The last stop for the bus will be at
Middleburg Mall in the Steve Tshwete Local Municipality in the afternoon.


The last day for the tour will see the Trophy visit the Mathibela Traditional Authority 09h00 in the
morning followed by Dwarsloop Mall and Arconhoek Sport Complex. The last stop of the Trophy Tour
will be in Arconhoek at 13H00 where an official handover to Limpopo Province will be held.

“We are excited to host the Netball Trophy is our province. We have tried to ensure that the Trophy
visit every Region in the Province. We are confident that the excitement that goes with this kind of
activation will go a long way to galvanise support primarily for our team, the Proteas and for the World
Cup tournament in general. People must come in numbers to see the trophy and for the exciting
programme we have for them during the Tour.” said the MEC for Culture, Sport and Recreation in
Mpumalanga Ms. Thandi Shongwe.


The Netball World Cup will take place form the 28 July to 8 August 2023 in Cape Town.