As part of creating hype around the 2017 Netball World Youth Cup (NWYC), a 10-day countrywide trophy tour kicks off on Wednesday.
The tour will start in Gaborone, moving along the A1 to Mahalapye and branching to Serowe on Thursday. On Day Three the trophy will reach Palapye, Selebi-Phikwe and Bobonong before moving to Borolong and Tutume on Saturday, while it will be in Francistown on Sunday.
The tour then heads up north with planned stops in Orapa and Letlhakane before reaching Maun on June 27. Gantsi will be the next stop on June 28 before Kanye, Jwaneng and Molepolole get a feel of the trophy on Day Nine.
The tour ends in Gaborone on June 30, just eight days before Botswana welcome 20 countries for the first world netball competition on African soil. The hosts face Malaysia in the opener on July 8.
Botswana’s other opponents in Pool C are Jamaica, Cook Islands and Uganda. The Under-21 competition runs from July 8 to 16 and
Pool A: New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Samoa Pool B: Australia, South Africa, Barbados, Zimbabwe, Singapore Pool C: Jamaica, Botswana, Cook Islands, Malaysia, Uganda Pool D: England, Fiji, Trinidad and Tobago, Wales, Grenada
About the NWYC2017
1st World Netball Youth Cup based on regional qualification criteria 1st International Netball Federation (INF) World Competition in Africa 20 countries have qualified across the 5 INF regions 9 days of Netball 70 games in total 2 venues in Gaborone 240 athletes, 100 team officials A Coaching Seminar will take place during the Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana. The Coaching Sessions will be led by international experts from the INF Coaching Advisory Panel (CAP).