Published:6 October 2020
The ongoing efforts of Betway South Africa towards community sports growth have been applied to netball.
Beside the FA Community Shield campaign, the sports betting and entertainment company made an R30 000 donation on September 20 to the Highlanders Netball Club in Katlehong, east of Johannesburg.
Betway's Thabang Mazibuko said the donation came as a result of the promise of Betway SA to donate R1 for each bet made on the FA Community Shield held on August 29.
The annual football match FA Community Shield between the English Premier League champions and the FA Cup holders.
All proceeds from the matches were allocated to charities chosen by the clubs playing in the FA Cup.
In line with its ongoing #BetwayCares monthly initiatives and the Community Shield mandate, the Highlanders Netball Club was founded as a worthy partner to support.
As part of the brand's pledge to lend a helping hand towards the growth of youth sports, the donation included much-needed equipment.
Speaking at the official donation handover that included brand new kits, tracksuits, bibs and fitness equipment, marketing manager David Rachidi of Betway South Africa said Betway recently honoured South African women in sport through the celebrations of their women's month.
They saw it fit that they further collaborated with an organisation at the centre of everything they did that has women's empowerment.
Coming back from Betway 's recent Women's Month celebrations, they were pleased to concentrate on a cause that empowers women in our communities with their # BetwayCares initiative.
The company vowed to continue to play its role in inspiring and uplifting women's sport as the role of their Women's Month celebrations.
With the country expected to host the Netball World Cup, this will mark the beginning of several outreach projects for betway that the brand would focus on to help improve Netball's sport in underprivileged communities.
Benjamin Mphahlele, founder and community member of the Highlanders Netball Club, said the club and community of Ncala township were extremely grateful for the brand's kindness in accepting the much-needed donation.
The donation comes at a critical moment when the club is still struggling to rebound from the Covid-19 exasperated socio-economic crisis that culminated in a significant setback for many neighbourhood netball clubs.
Thanks to Betway, the club will undergo better training methods from the new equipment and, most notably, while going to matches, they will look and play as a cohesive unit.