New Mural Adds Colour to Netball World Cup Hype

The City of Cape Town is preparing for the Netball World Cup with a stunning new mural and street netball programme. Photo: City of Cape Town

The countdown to the 2023 Netball World Cup is on, and Cape Town is buzzing with excitement as the city prepares for the tournament. With less than three months to go, the City of Cape Town is ramping up its build-up activities to ensure that the event is a resounding success.

Recently, a brand-new Netball World Cup legacy mural was unveiled at the Desmond Tutu Recreation Centre in Makhaza. The colourful mural, measuring 2.87m x 5.54m, adds a vibrant touch to the newly restored facility, which was vandalised during protests in 2020. 

But the Recreation and Parks Department didn’t just restore the centre; they added new netball and basketball courts to create a world-class sporting facility that will benefit the community for years to come.

The Desmond Tutu Recreation Centre is a shining example of the resilience and determination that Cape Town represents. Despite the challenges the community has faced, they have risen to the occasion to create something truly remarkable. The City is proud to showcase this facility to the world during the Netball World Cup, and they are confident that the tournament will elevate the status of netball in the area.

Inspiring Unity and Community Spirit

But the excitement doesn’t stop there. Khayelitsha is among eight communities that are part of the Sporting Chance Street Netball programme, which is supported by the City in the build-up to the World Cup. 

Over 760 junior netball players from various areas are taking part in street netball games every Friday for eight weeks, creating a sense of unity and community spirit that is truly inspiring.

The City is committed to enhancing facilities across Cape Town, enabling as many residents as possible to participate in sport and reap the physical and mental benefits that it brings. The Youth Day regional finals, planned for 16 June 2023, will be a momentous occasion, and the festival finale will take place in the City’s Fan Park outside the CTICC to coincide with the Netball World Cup.

The excitement is palpable, and Cape Town is ready to welcome the world to the Netball World Cup with open arms.


Photo 1 Caption: The City of Cape Town is preparing for the Netball World Cup with a stunning new mural and street netball programme. Photo: City of Cape Town

Photo 2 Caption: Sporting Chance Street Netball programme aims to inspire unity and community spirit. Photo: City of Cape Town

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