Premier Maape to grace the FIH Women's Junior World Cup Finals
Premier of the North West Kaobitsa Bushy Maape accompanied by MEC for Arts, Culture, Sports and Recreation Galebekwe Tlhapi will form part of the closing event of the International Hockey Federation Women’s Junior World Cup at Potchefstroom in the J.B Marks Local Municipality. The tournament which started on 1 April 2022 featured 15 women’s junior teams from across the globe. The tournament ends today with Netherlands and Germany battling it out in the finals.
The South African team which comprises of twenty players and six staff members will fight for either the 7th or 8th spot against the United States of America. Six of South African players are from the North West. The team is captained by Christa Ramasimong who is a fourth-year student at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North West University.
Premier Maape who will also participate in the presentation of the trophy and medal ceremony maintains that the tournament serves as confidence booster in changing negative perceptions about the province.
Source: Government of South Africa