Rustenburg Girls’ Astroturf
Help us raise R1,2 million
Schools all over the world that want to provide their learners with the best opportunities to enjoy hockey are making the transition
from grass fields to artificial hockey fields. Modern hockey at school, club and international level is played on Astroturf and having our own synthetic playing field will allow us to give many more girls the opportunity to develop their skills for the day when they leave school. Astroturf pitches provide the opportunity for players to display and develop their hockey skills, they provide comfortable playing conditions, limit danger to players and extend playability in adverse weather conditions.
Hockey is the number one winter sport at Rustenburg, with High and Junior Schools having ten teams each. With no Astroturf playing field, all games, even “home” games need to be played at venues far from the Schools and junior teams lose the opportunity to see the
senior teams in action, building school spirit. Practices and matches need to be arranged at other venues, incurring cost and inconvenience for school, coaches and parents.
In the light of this need, Rustenburg High and Junior School have teamed together to raise the funds needed to build and maintain a top-class Astroturf facility – joint task team meetings have been held and a Memorandum of Understanding drawn up between the Schools. Information has been gathered from other schools in the area that have already gone through the process of building an Astroturf and the support of the Governing Bodies of both Schools has been obtained. A suitable location near the High School
swimming pool has been identified and detailed plans are being drawn up.
Parents of both Schools have shown their support for the project by endorsing a significant chunk of the costs to be paid from the 2014 budgets approved at recent meetings, but there is still a sizeable portion (R1,2 million) than needs to be raised by donations from parents, pupils and supportive corporates.
We are launching a “Buy a Plot” campaign whereby parents can sponsor meter-square plots of the new Astroturf at a cost of R500 each. In addition, sponsorship opportunities exist for the Goalboxes and other high-use areas of the field, advertising hoardings around the field as well as naming rights for the field itself.
Please download the attached brochure for more information and to play your part in securing the next 120 years of Rustenburg’s Sporting legacy.
Rustenburg Girls Astroturf Brochure & Pledge Form - Click here to download