Following the team draw which took place live in the Eastern Cape last week, supporters across the world can now secure tickets to watch their favorite teams in action across 59 matches.
Hosts South Africa, together with Australia, England, Jamaica, New Zealand, and Uganda got automatic qualification to the World Cup due to their world ranking.
South Africa joins Malawi, Uganda, and Zimbabwe in carrying the hopes of the African continent in this year’s showcase.
From 28 July – 06 August 2023, the Netball World Cup will be held in South Africa taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
The first round of tickets for the 2023 Netball World Cup have started going on sale since Monday, December 5.
In phase one of ticket sales, the Netball family will be able to book their seats for the much anticipated opening group matches between the 28th and 30th July 2023, with semi-final and final matches to be made available at a later date.
Tickets are available for purchase via nwc2023.org.za, starting from R 500.
There will be a range of tickets available across the tournament – taking place from 28th July to the 6th August at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
South Africa find themselves in pool C paired alongside Jamaica, Wales, and Sri Lanka. The Spar Proteas have faced these teams at a World Cup before.
South Africa have been drawn with Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls in a group at a World Cup on three previous occasions, in 2003, 2011 and most recently 2019.
South Africa last shared a group with Wales in 1999 and Sri Lanka in 2015. South Africa is ranked fifth in the world, Jamaica fourth, Wales ninth and Sri Lanka 16th (World rankings based on matches up to 3 November 2022).
“We are happy with the draw because we believe that it turned out the way it was supposed to. We would like to wish all the teams well and everything of the best as they continue to prepare for this world cup. Our players are hard at training already as they prepare themselves for a podium finish,” said Cecilia Molokwane, the Netball South Africa President.
Eleven-time world champs Australia are in pool A with Tonga, Zimbabwe, and Fiji while pool B is made up by England, Malawi, Scotland and Barbados and the last group will see New Zealand face off against Uganda, Singapore, and Trinidad & Tobago.
Fans are advised that tickets available have been classified in various categories inclusive of gold, silver and bronze levels, as well as adult and junior prices, making it accessible for everyone to be part of the action!
Spar and Telkom sponsor World Cup showcase
Earlier in the week of the draw, the Netball World Cup welcomed two new sponsors, retailer SPAR and telecoms giant Telkom, for next year’s tournament.
In her remarks at the announcement of official sponsors of the Netball World Cup, Gauteng’s Sports Arts Culture and Recreation MEC Morakane Mosupyoe acknowledged the significant contribution both brand have played in the development of the sport.
She also wished the organizers of the international contest the best of luck in hosting a successful event.
“With the level of expenditure we have all invested in this major sports event, failure is not an option,” MEC Mosupyoe said.
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