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Minister Marais hands over half a million in support of Masters Hockey World Cup

20 June 2022

On Monday, 20 June 2022, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais handed over funding of R500 000 to Western Province Hockey and SA Masters Hockey, in support of the upcoming World Masters Hockey World Cup tournament.

The World Masters Hockey World Cup will take place in Cape Town from 1 – 10 October 2022. The tournament will feature 84 teams from more than 23 nations and will establish Cape Town as a premier destination for Masters Hockey globally. Matches will be played in and around the Western Province Cricket and Hockey Club and Hartleyvale Hockey Stadium, which will be the primary venues for the WMH World Cup. Spectators and family members will also be allowed onto the sportsgrounds to watch the matches for free.

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport provided the funding to ensure that the tournament can be hosted at world class standards.

Minister Marais said: “This tournament will contribute to the sport economy of the province. We look forward to welcoming the players, their families and support teams as they spend time in our province. It is wonderful to see how Cape Town is becoming a prime destination for hosting world cup events for various sporting events and we are confident that  we are providing the necessary support to establish the province as the centre of sporting excellence in our country.”

For more informaiton on the tournament, please visit

Media Enquiries: 

Tania Colyn
Acting Spokesperson for Minister Anroux Marais
Tel: 076 093 4913