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SPAR South Africa named Sponsor of the Year at gsport Awards

September 16, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: Sport sponsorship

  • Karla Pretorius – Pictured is Karla Pretorius, SPAR Proteas Vice-Captain with her Player of the 2019 World Cup trophy in Liverpool. Pretorius was named Global Woman in Sport at the Momentum gsport Awards. Photo Credit: Reg Caldecott

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  • SPAR Proteas captain, Bongi Msomi accepting the Sponsor of the year Momentum gsport Award on behalf of category winner, SPAR. (Photo: gsport)

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The 2020 Momentum gsport Awards proved to be a time for celebration for SPAR South Africa and SPAR Netball, as the company and the SPAR Proteas raked in several awards.

SPAR South Africa, which has long been associated with women’s sport, was named Sponsor of the Year for its support of netball and women’s road running. Accepting the award, SPAR South Rand human resources director Nonelela Xaba said,“It was a great honour for SPAR South Africa to receive the award.

“We are very proud to accept this award,” said Nonelela Xaba. “It aligns to our values of family, entrepreneurship and passion. It also speaks to the work we have done over many years developing women. We would like to congratulate our fellow nominees. We applaud you for the work you have done,” she said.

“We would also like to congratulate the SPAR Proteas and Karla Pretorius in particular on their awards, as well as Netball South Africa (NSA) and Dorette Badenhorst, SPAR Proteas coach, on their nominations,” she concluded.

The SPAR Netball Proteas were named Team of the Year and veteran goal defence Karla Pretorius was named Global Woman in Sport.

The SPAR Proteas had a stellar year in 2019, reaching the semi-finals of the Netball World Cup in Liverpool, where Karla Pretorius was named Player of the Tournament. Karla Pretorius is playing for the Sunshine Coast Lightning in the prestigious Australian netball league.

NSA was nominated for the Federation of the Year Award and the SPAR Proteas coach Dorette Badenhorst was a nominee for the Coach of the Year Award.

Source: Southern Courier 

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About SPAR South Africa

SPAR South Africa was established in 1963 and operates four retail formats: SPAR, SPAR Express (operated in conjunction with Shell as a petrol forecourt store), KWIKSPAR (which focuses on convenience in city centres and high footfall locations) and SUPERSPAR (similar to EUROSPAR in offer).

South Africa was the first country outside of Europe to join the SPAR organisation. The SPAR Group Ltd South Africa grants sub-licences to independent retailers to operate stores under one of the four formats, with almost all of the current store portfolio being independently owned.