“The Netball World Cup 2023 will make sport trendy and alter narratives”

Africa Melane is joined by Netball South Africa president Cecilia Molokwane to debate the Netball World Cup hosted within the nation 60 years after its inception.

FILE: For Netball South Africa president Cecilia Molokwane, the Cup will change the netball narrative within the nation. Picture: NetballSA / Twitter

Precisely one 12 months has handed earlier than the 2023 Netball World Cup shall be held on the Cape City Worldwide Conference Heart from July 28 to August 6.

It is going to be a historic second for South Africa as it will likely be the primary time the nation will host the match since its inception in 1963.

This comes 60 years after the formation of the primary World Cup by which South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the West Indies clashed for the title of netball world champions.

It will probably by no means be one thing that may be taken calmly by us as Netball South Africa. It’s an honor for us as Netball South Africa.

Cecilia Molokwane, President – Netball South Africa

For Netball South Africa president Cecilia Molokwane, the World Cup will change the netball narrative within the nation.

For us, in netball, it is altering narratives. For us, in netball, netball is altering. For us in netball, it’s making netball trendy. For us netball is saying: “the netball will now give the popularity it wants”. And it has been a very long time, it was late as a result of we’re the second largest federation within the nation and the biggest girls’s federation within the nation.

Cecilia Molokwane, President – Netball South Africa

In 1995 South Africa received the silver medal in Birmingham and Molokwane is assured that historical past will repeat itself with girls firmly on the medal podium on the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Video games.

I’m assured now that they may end on the medal podium now right here in Birmingham … The 1995 World Cup was right here in Birmingham and they’re again with silver. So, I see historical past repeating itself right here.

Cecilia Molokwane, President – Netball South Africa

Spar Proteas captain Bongi Msomi shall be South Africa’s spearhead on the Commonwealth Recreation 2022 opening ceremony in Birmingham.

Hearken to the total interview beneath.

This text first appeared in 702: “The Netball World Cup 2023 Will Make Sport Fashionable and Change Storytelling”

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