South Africa’s First Artificial Township Cricket Field

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Artificial Field
Township schools throughout South Africa are not able to compete against mainstream schools as they have limited sporting infrastructure.

Schools and clubs require sustainable sporting ecosystems and quality facilities to create opportunities and develop promising talent.

CURRENT CHALLENGES
  • High facility maintenance costs
  • Talent displacement out of township
  • No local fixtures (travel costs)
  • Reliant on volunteers
  • High upfront capital cost
  • No sustainability
  • Limited sports offerings at schools
  • Talent drain to other interests
PARTNER BENEFITS
  • 1st artificial field in South Africa
  • Gary Kirsten endorsement & partner
  • Corporate Social Investment
  • Extensive brand visibility possibilities
  • Empowerment opportunities
  • Scalability
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Tangible long term investment in sustainable infrastructure
FACILITY BENEFITS
  • Minimal maintenance & running costs
  • Reduced water, fertilizer, labour costs
  • Less reliant on municipalities & government
  • Quality facility for local fixtures to be played
  • Increased usage & community interest
  • Multi-purpose usage
  • Development of cricket coaching structures
  • Creating a sustainable sports ecosystem
  • Attractive offering for schools
  • Township talent retention
FACILITY SPECIFICATIONS
  • Full size artificial cricket oval (120m diameter)
  • Artificial pitch area
  • Surface water drainage system
  • Sight screens
  • Container pavilion & scoreboard
  • Boundary ropes/boards