Betway South Africa is proud to be partnering with the Ekurhuleni Netball Association for its first ever Betway Netball Workshop. This partnership will see the Betway brand playing an active role in impacting women-led sport organisations in underprivileged communities, as part of its ongoing support for building and empowering women in sport.
As a continuation of the brand’s monthly #BetwayCares community upliftment programme, Betway will be traveling to the East of Johannesburg to host the Netball workshop for aspiring coaches and umpires from the Khathorus region on Saturday, 3 October at the Huntersfield Stadium.
A total of 40 participants, equally divided between coaches and umpires, will take part in the one-day workshop which will see them going back into their various communities around Katlehong, Thokoza, Vosloorus and surrounding townships to help develop the sport from their newly acquired skill
Speaking ahead of the inaugural workshop, Betway SA’s Marketing Manager, David Rachidi thanked the Ekurhuleni Netball Association for allowing the brand a platform to further widen its reach in empowering community sport organisations, clubs and athletes.
“Our support and contribution towards sport development across the country over the last two years continues to change lives for the better. The brand has proactively led from the front in positively impacting communities through various sporting initiatives that encourage more sport participation in communities. With the country set to host Africa’s first ever Netball World Cup, we believe the brand can make a sustainable contribution in helping the sport grow from a grassroots level. Through this Netball workshop, we believe the participants will go back into their respective communities to further grow and nurture future netball stars ” said Rachidi.
Betway has also extended an invitation to Proteas assistant coach, Dumisani Chauke, to attend the workshop and share some insights on the importance of laying the right foundation at a grassroots level for the growth of Netball.
“There is an incredible amount of raw, untapped talent in communities and with limited resources and support, it unfortunately goes unnoticed. Such initiatives by Betway undoubtedly go a long way in not only increasing awareness about the sport but also encouraging participation, which leads to the unearthing of future heroes and creating lifelong supporters of the game” said the coach.
In recent weeks, Betway donated playing kit and training equipment to the Highlanders Netball Club in Katlehong. This was thanks to the brand’s Community Shield initiative, where the brand pledged to donate R1 for every bet placed on the fixture which took place last month between Liverpool and Arsenal FC.