Netball South Africa has concluded a new partnership with South African sports betting operator, Hollywoodbets.
The two-year partnership between the parties commences immediately and will see Hollywoodbets as the ‘Official Betting Partner’ of Netball SA. Their logo will now be displayed on all playing kit and on the court throughout the Telkom Netball League, as well as at Proteas matches.
“The time for us to grow the sport is here and I am extremely delighted that we are identifying the right partners to do this with,” said Netball South Africa President, Cecilia Molokwane. “The Hollywood bets timing is on point and we are well on our way to turning the sport professional, with partnerships like these edging us a step closer to reaching our goal. Our commitment since 2017 has been that we want to take netball back to the people and we believe that with Hollywoodbets we will be able to do so.”
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The company is familiar with women’s sport, as they are the headline sponsors of the SAFA National Women’s League, which is now known as the Hollywoodbets Super League. They also sponsor the KZN women’s provincial cricket team and through their foundation offer support to grassroots women’s sport, such as rugby, cricket, and netball.
“Hollywoodbets has had the pleasure of sponsoring netball teams across the country with sports kits through our community initiatives,” said Sandisiwe Bhengu, Hollywoodbets Head of Operations – Africa. “We are excited to take our contribution one step further by being a crucial driving force behind the development of the sport of netball and these talented ladies. To have our brand featured in the upcoming Telkom Netball League, as well as on our national team’s kit, will bring us much pride.”
The new partnership will also see Netball South Africa involved in Corporate Social Initiative (CSI) and development projects with the Hollywood Foundation, linked to the development of netball.
“This goes beyond us. We are going into our communities that have given us the amazing players that we currently have,” said Molokwane.