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It’s game on at new Woodstock Netball Court<p>​The transformation of an aged and dilapidated netball court into a versatile multipurpose space reflects the City's commitment to providing modern, inclusive and enjoyable recreational areas for everyone.<br></p> <span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/Woodstock%20Netball%20park.jpg" alt="" /></figure></span> <p>​Initiated 18 months ago by the Recreation and Parks Department and under the leadership of local ward councillor Ian McMahon, the project aimed to breathe new life into the netball court. The visionary decision to merge netball and basketball facilities creates a dynamic space for sports enthusiasts of all ages.</p><p>A total of R84 000 from the ward budget was allocated for outdoor gym equipment installation, while the Recreation and Parks Department invested approximately R500 000 in the netball/basketball court. This year's ward allocated budget of R150 000 facilitated the addition of permanent tiered seating, providing a comfortable space for onlookers. Moreover, new play equipment and greenery along the park's border enhances the overall appeal.</p><p> The court was part of the netball court upgrades in local communities during the Netball World Cup earlier this year. However, inclement weather delayed the completion of the project.</p><p> The event featured an exhibition match with junior teams, including a local girls' netball club actively involved in arranging matches and promoting sports activities. Participants ranged from community members to Chapel Street Primary School students, adding vibrancy to the proceedings. Executive Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis, along with Councillor Patricia van der Ross and other dignitaries, highlighted the court's versatility by participating in an exhibition match.</p><p> 'When you add that to the further R80 000 earmarked for irrigation systems at both Golder's Green and Woodstock Town Hall, the consistent and constant investment in Woodstock's parks and recreational facilities by the City is to be heralded. I hope the community assists us by looking after these investments and ensures they are well cared for, said local ward councillor, Ian McMahon.</p><p> Park Buddy Bradwin Schultz has been appointed to oversee ongoing facility maintenance and beautification efforts. His responsibilities include ensuring regular watering and care of the park to maintain its lush appearance and fostering continuous collaboration with the community and authorities to uphold the park as a safe and vibrant hub of activity.</p><p> <strong> </strong>'This new multipurpose court represents a place for physical activity, camaraderie and shared experiences, showcasing the City's investment in Woodstock, netball and the youth. It creates inclusive and dynamic spaces for the community, making it an essential and timely addition deserving of recognition,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Patricia van der Ross.<br></p><p> <br> </p><p> <strong>End</strong><br></p><p> <br> </p>2023-12-10T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#8b537570-ec64-4d35-bfda-4a5a82587b65;L0|#08b537570-ec64-4d35-bfda-4a5a82587b65|sport;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#7217e6c4-8fe9-4cdd-93dc-0f6aa41fadbf;L0|#07217e6c4-8fe9-4cdd-93dc-0f6aa41fadbf|facility;GP0|#6e47938b-1e4e-4b7a-a9fc-05ebc3f2020d;L0|#06e47938b-1e4e-4b7a-a9fc-05ebc3f2020d|Woodstock;GP0|#4f0ed4de-f325-4c79-ad43-5623a0509108;L0|#04f0ed4de-f325-4c79-ad43-5623a0509108|Netball court10

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