Netball mural unveiled in Lotus River

The mural at Lotus River Recreation Centre being unveiled by City and Netball World Cup 2023 representatives.

With 40 days to go until the 2023 Netball World Cup, children from Lotus River got to experience some of the excitement to the build up to the international event taking place in Cape Town.

Representatives from the City of Cape Town and the Vitality Netball World Cup board unveiled the tenth, in a series of legacy murals, at Lotus River Recreation Centre earlier this month.

Similar murals have been unveiled in Langa, Khayelitsha, Strand, Bellville South, Atlantis, Mitchell’s Plain, Kuils River and Makhaza.

Cape Town painter and visual artist, Garth Wareley, known as AwehMigo created an art piece that honours the themes of netball, women sport, Cape Town, Africa, women empowerment and hope. Together with the mural the facility has also undergone some upgrades with a new netball court and LED lighting to accommodate for night time programmes.

Girls play a friendly match at the Lotus River Community Centre.

In addition, the centre has received a sponsorship of netball equipment such as bibs, balls, pumps and flat cones.

Mayoral committee member for community services and health, Patricia Van der Ross said netball is becoming one of the fastest growing sports within communities among both young boys and girls.

“The City is proud to continue its efforts in driving awareness for the tournament and growing the status of netball by reviving community facilities and programmes so that communities get involved in being part of this historic tournament.”

All games for the 2023 Netball World Cup will be played at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from Wednesday July 28 to Sunday August 6.