In 2014, Rustenburg High and Junior Schools teamed together to raise the funds needed to construct a top-class astroturf playing facility on the High School grounds. This pitch has already provided the opportunity for players to develop their hockey skills, provided comfortable playing conditions, limited danger to players and extended playability in adverse weather conditions. Being able to play home games at home will generate a great deal of school spirit and relieve parents of the burden of transporting their children all over the peninsula each weekend.
The astroturf hosted its inaugural tournament in May 2015, the U16 Champions Cup for Hockey and Netball (see the event Photo Gallery) which was a great success, with Rustenburg hosting schools from all over the Peninsula and placing third in both Netball and Hockey.
There is still a sizeable sum to be raised (R1,2 million), to be able to erect the floodlights that would extend the playing time available on this facility that is much in demand already. The “Buy a Plot” campaign (whereby parents and Rustenburg supporters can sponsor meter-square plots of the new astroturf at a cost of R500 each) is ongoing and sponsorship opportunities exist for the goal-boxes and other high-use areas of the field. Further opportunities to advertise exists through hoardings/boards around the field as well as naming rights for the field itself. Contact Operations Manager, Graeme Broster (email@example.com) for more information.
A Wall of Gratitude has been set up to acknowledge and thank those who have already contributed to this project.
You can also follow the progress of the construction in the construction Photo Gallery
Please note that all donations to the Rustenburg Schools Facility Upgrade Programme are tax deductible and a certificate will be issued to all parents, aunties, uncles, grandparents and companies once the donation has been received.
Please Download your information brochure and pledge form here to play your part in securing the next 120 years of Rustenburg’s Sporting legacy.