Netball Students to Show Their Skills at Championships
Aspiring top-level netball students from eight countries will be will be showing off their skills at the inaugural World University Netball Championships to take place from 2 July 2012 at the Good Hope Centre in Cape Town.
This collaborative effort between International University Sports, the Western Cape Government and the City of Cape Town will see a large number of students battle it out for the coveted crown. Teams from South Africa, Great Britain, Ireland, Jamaica, Namibia, Uganda, Zimbabwe and the United States of America will be competing for the trophy.
The Western Cape Government believes that sport brings people together. Tournament Director Ms Helene Botha is hoping that this exciting tournament will indeed bring together many people from Cape Town and surrounding areas. "University netball is the heartbeat of the sport in most countries, and netball fans will see some of the world's best players in action", says Botha.
The tournament will be played on a round robin basis, instead of the pool system. The top four teams will then meet in the semi-finals. The organisers are encouraging as many schools and clubs in and around Cape Town to come and watch the tournament. Adults pay R20 and children under 12 pay R10 for a ticket.
University netball has always been the foundation of top-level netball worldwide and this fun sport which involves teamwork and a range of different skills may receive Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport to investment in the future.