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George DCS joins in fun at Netball World Cup Trophy Handover Event

Regional Commissioner for the Western Cape, Department of Correctional Services (DCS) Delikile Klaas was joined on Wednesday 5 July by Doc Skosana (DCS: Area Coordinator Development and Care), Johan Vermaak (DCS:”Area Coordinator Corrections) and Eddie Myners ( DCS: Head of George Correctional Centre) to celebrate the arrival of the Netball World Cup Trophy 2023 in George.

George Municipality together with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport(DCAS) jointly hosted the World Cup Netball Trophy Handover attended by Western Cape MEC for Cultural Affairs and Sport,  Anroux Marais and Executive Mayor for George Leon Van Wyk. The Local Organizing Committee which includes DCAS, the George Branch of Department of Correctional Services and Eden Netball Federation ensured that it was a fun-filled event with music and plenty of gees!

George Municipality has the honour of being the only city in the Garden Route District that has been allocated a Netball World Cup Fan Park to be hosted at Rosemore Stadium and this is also where DCS George has pulled out all the stops and assisted tremendously. Teams of offenders have been busy since early this week repairing, painting and cleaning Rosemore Stadium and its surrounds, to ensure that the Fan Park which will host up to 2000 netball supporters per day is in tip top condition. The Fan park is hosted in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) from 28th July to 6th August 2023.

The official Opening Ceremony on the 28 July and the Closing Ceremony on the 6 August will take place at the Rosemore Stadium. Over 25 Schools have been invited to participate in a Primary and High School Netball Tournament during the week, with local Social Clubs being given an opportunity to participate over the two weekends.






NETBALL World Cup Fridays – every Friday at George Municipality!
In the run-up to the World Cup NETBALL Friday’s are being rolled out across South Africa. George Municipality, DCAS and DCS invite all businesses and institutions to show your solidarity with the participating Netball Teams, by dressing in your netball uniform OR any colours (flags or netball uniforms) of your team of choice, who will participate during the Netball World Cup. Participating Teams will be South Africa, Australia, Barbados, England, Fiji, Jamaica, Malawi, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, Wales and Zimbabwe.