MultiChoice launches the DStv Schools Netball Challenge across Africa

MultiChoice has announced the launch of DStv Schools Netball Challenge to support school sports. The new initiative will give up-and-coming female sports stars a platform to shine and get noticed by sporting scouts.
“We are proud of the impact our sports development programs have had on the country’s future soccer and rugby sports stars, and look forward to uplifting local netball stars,” said Joe Heshu, MultiChoice Group Executive for Corporate Affairs.

“When we won the rights to host the Netball World Cup back in 2019, as the government we looked forward to leaving a legacy that will benefit a girl child and take netball as a sport to another level,” said Deputy Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nocawe Noncedo Mafu.

This is not the first time MultiChoice has partnered with Netball South Africa, as the group previously created, funded, marketed and broadcast the Netball Premier League. The DStv Schools Netball Challenge, however is a big step up and an important one at that, given that South Africa is fifth in the International Netball Federation World rankings.

“We are committed to investing in the development of sport across Africa. We invest billions in sports each year and produce some 700 live sports productions. This drives the African sports economy, which in turn enriches lives,” Mr Heshu concluded.