Zimbabwean UK community are seeking for donations for the Zimbabwe Snr Netball team that will be making their first appearance at the Netball World Cup this year. In five months time the Netball World Cup kick start in Liverpool and so far the GEMS have used the Diamond Challenge as preparation for the World Cup.
Sponsorship wise the association is struggling and has always struggled to get funding for the ladies. Last year Mukuru came on board and they are the only company sponsoring the National team after they unveiled a kit ahead of the Netball World Cup qualifies that were hosted by Uganda last year.
Speaking to #SeekerOfAllThingsSports one of the members of the fundraising committee said funds raised will be used to source uniforms and resources for the general upkeep of the team during their stay in the United Kingdom. UK Zimbabwe Netball Association are also working with a number of Zimbabwean musicians, the idea is to have musicians composing a theme song for the GEMS with plans already underway of producing a video for the theme song.
We witnessed what happened to the Senior National Soccer team at the Rio Olympics Games and we arent yet ready and we will never be ready to see such nonsense happening to our Senior Netball team or to an other team.
Zimbabwe Gems are in Group A that includes Australia, Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka.