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Netball World Cup 2023 celebrates event greening success

Netball World Cup 2023 celebrates event greening success

Monday, 7 August 2023: The extensive sustainability programme implemented at the Netball World Cup 2023 (NWC2023) has been a resounding success, and delivers a solid baseline for future events, Tournament Director Priscilla Masisi confirms.

“A full carbon footprint and impact report is being produced for the first time in the history of the event, including details of the longer term legacy projects,” she adds. 

“This is a complex and dynamic event encompassing a broad scope of activities involving multiple stakeholders. We want to thank the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for providing executive support, and all our partners, service providers, support crews and participants for playing their part in the effort to host a low-carbon tournament, which included a wide range of associated social impact projects.”

One of the major actions of the implementation was a concerted effort to engage and gain buy-in from service providers: from emergency medical services to waste and cleaning crews to the venue operations teams.

All clothing, hats and bags used by support crews and for sale as official merchandise at the main tournament were locally produced, while the venue implements a number of technologies to cut down on water and energy usage. Efficient appliances, lighting, taps and toilets all contribute to this, with live monitoring to ensure proactive management. Multi-bin recycling stations allowed for separation at source, with a goal of diverting at least 80% from landfill through recycling and collecting organic materials for use as animal feed.

Awareness creation received much attention to ensure the positive practices endure beyond the tournament. More than 400 volunteers, officials and support staff were trained in responsible event hosting, and interactive waste stations playfully encouraged waste separation. While the LOC committed to a 10-pillar Sustainability Statement, physical and digital walls allowed individuals and groups to pledge their ongoing support: tournament mascot Letsatsi, scholars, spectators, teams like the SPAR Proteas and Tonga,  and even the broadcast team.

“The #pivot4planet campaign has captured the netball community’s attention and we hope NWC2023 marks an increased sense of responsibility to international netball tournaments,” Masisi concludes.

Australia to see every VNWC2023 game live

World Netball today announced that the Foxtel Group will be showing every game of the Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 live from Cape Town, with free to air broadcaster SBS also showing the semi-finals and final matches live.  

The deal with Fox, facilitated by World Netball’s international broadcast agency SPORTFIVE, mean that the broadcasters will show every game from the event, taking place from the 28th July to the 6th August live with every Diamonds game plus the Semi-Finals and Final available live and free via Kayo Freebies.

Whilst the deal with SBS, also facilitated by SPORTFIVE, means that the Semi-Final and Final matches will be live and free on the 5th and 6th August, on SBS Viceland and available to live stream to SBS on demand.

The Foxtel Group will have a dedicated Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 carousel feature on the Kayo Sports homepage, which will include Australian Diamonds matches from previous Netball World Cup’s, along with live and on-demand matches and analysis. 

Highlights will be available, via Fox, in the form of ‘Kayo Minis’ shortly after the final whistle, for every Diamonds match and all semi-finals and the final, and ahead of the event on the 24th July, fans in Australia will be able to watch a one-hour preview show too.

World Netball Coaching Advisory Panel member, Sue Gaudion, will be among the star-studded commentary team for Fox in South Africa, working with former Australian Diamond Madison Browne. Diamonds stars Cath Cox, Kim Green and Caitlin Bassett will provide additional coverage and analysis from the Fox Netball Studio in Artarmon.

In addition to the Foxtel Group’s match-day coverage, three half-hour specials on different international players from various competing countries will also be featured throughout the tournament. 

Speaking on this exciting news, World Netball CEO Clare Briegal said: “We are thrilled that the Foxtel Group will be showing all games live to the Australian Netball Family from the Vitality Netball World Cup 2023.

“It will be great to see our very own Coaching Advisory Panel Member, Sue Gaudion, as part of their commentary team. We know she will provide expert analysis, as the coverage of our sport continues to reach new heights around the world.”

“Netball is so much more than just a game, and it is fantastic the Fox is taking this opportunity to cover the sport and our amazing players in more depth, outside of the match-coverage.

“We are also very pleased that SBS will be showing the Semi-Finals and Final live and free. This is a fantastic opportunity to inspire the next generation and grow our already passionate audience in Australia. 

“Thank you to the Foxtel Group and SBS for their continued commitment to bringing our sport to more people, more often.”

Rebecca McCloy, Foxtel Group Commercial Director – Sport said: “As the proud home of netball in Australia, we are thrilled to confirm that every game of the Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 will be available live and ad-break free to Foxtel and Kayo Sports customers powered by Fox Netball’s world-class coverage and commentary team.”

SBS Director of Sport, Ken Shipp added: “We’re pleased to be able to broadcast the Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 finals matches exclusive and free-to-air for Australians on SBS and SBS On Demand. 

“Netball has a fantastic grassroots following in Australia, and we’re strong supporters of women’s sport. With the Aussie side in great form and looking to take home the win after 2019’s narrow miss, it’s sure to be an exciting competition.”

SPORTFIVE’s Malcolm Thorpe added: “We are delighted to help bring about these partnerships between World Netball, Fox Sports and SBS for the upcoming Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 in Cape Town. 

“The Netball World Cup is the pinnacle event in the international netball calendar, and we are pleased to help grow netball’s reach to more audiences through these broadcasters.”

To watch the Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 on Kayo Freebies in Australia, download the Kayo Sports app or visit

Kayo Freebies are free to stream with no credit card details required.

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Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 Opens Media Applications

The Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 (VNWC2023) has today opened the application process for media.

The VNWC2023 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from the 28th July to the 6th August 2023 at the International Convention Centre, and media must apply and be accepted by the Local Organising Committee to be able to attend.

This round of media applications does not include broadcast media, which will go live on the 3rd April 2023.

You will receive an automated email upon registration, and then a second email when your application has been approved.

To apply, please use the following link:

The deadline for all media applications is 31st May 2023.

If you have any further questions regarding accreditation, please contact: [email protected].


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World Netball is the sole, internationally recognized governing body for netball affiliated to the Association of Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF), receiving funding from the International Olympic Committee.

World Netball creates a better world through netball, inspiring netballers to embrace opportunities and achieve their potential. Netball is played in more than 100 countries around the world with 79 National Netball Associations affiliated to World Netball. The associations are grouped into five Regions – Africa Netball, Americas Netball, Asia Netball, Europe Netball and Oceania Netball – each with a respective Regional Federation. Regional Federations are an integral part of the global governance structure and assist in the development and implementation of World Netball’s Strategy To Grow, To Play, To Inspire, policies and the development of the sport in their respective regions.


The Netball World Cup (NWC), previously known as the World Netball Championships is netball’s flagship event owned by World Netball, and it brings together the top 16 teams in the world every four years. The hosts of the NWC automatically qualify for the competition, as well as the top five

teams in the World Netball World Rankings on the date of qualification. The remaining 10 teams are decided through qualifiers in World Netball’s 5 regions, as the top two teams from each qualifier will be invited by World Netball to compete at the NWC. The NWC, which first started in 1963, showcases netball around the world through a range of broadcast partners introducing Netball to a whole new audience.


World Netball Congress is also held alongside the event providing a global forum for Netball nations to come together, innovate, share ideas and celebrate women in sport. The Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from the 28th July to the 6th August 2023 at the International Convention Centre.


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