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Gwijo Squad prepares for Netball World Cup

South Africa will be hosting the 16th edition of the International Netball Federation (INF) Netball World Cup in Cape Town in 2023.
The tournament will take place for the first time on African soil.

In Africa, netball is the biggest female participation sport. The sport has been seen huge growth on the continent over the years.
Cape Town will be the proud host city of 16 nations for the 10-day tournament.

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Netball World Cup 2023, are you ready?

Gwijo Squad is a group of sports fanatics, young and old, who are connected by the love of igwijo – traditional South African singing that is synonymous with coming-of-age celebrations, weddings, struggle and liberation movements, as well as sports events. If you have ever attended a KwaZulu-Natal netball league match, you will recognise that igwijo is synonymous with the sport.
Spectators can be heard belting out Masambe Nono, in an effort to motivate their team, through song.
Gwijo Squad, intends to bring this unique flavour of spectatorship to the world stage, and plan to do this at the Netball World Cup in 2023, on home soil, in Cape Town!

“It is an exciting time for netball right now. Our sport is growing in popularity at an unprecedented rate throughout the world,” INF President, Honourable Molly Rhone said.

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The preparations for the Netball World Cup are well-underway, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Being able to support the SPAR Proteas in the stands, has been a big goal for the Gwijo Squad, as netball is one of our key sports identified (together with rugby and cricket). But due to matches not being hosted in South Africa and the pandemic also getting in the way, we can finally cement the dates and work towards showing our full support to the ladies in green and gold,” says Nande Macingwane, Gwijo Squad committee member.

Planning has started

Gwijo Squad’s plans to attend the tournament in Cape Town have started. The supporters club which is filled with sports fanatics will head to Cape Town for four days to catch the ladies in action.
The members have set up a financial saving system to give themselves enough time to raise the funds needed to be comfortably accommodated in Cape Town.
There will also be fundraising drives put in place to help raise some funds as well as approaching potential brands for sponsorships.

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Gwijo Squad can’t wait to be part of this amazing experience and tick it off your bucket list – Netball World Cup 2023, in Cape Town, be ready!

Book your spot TODAY and don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime trip.


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