Sedibeng get Stadium Upgrade Boost
Several sports facilities in Sedibeng have been earmarked for exciting new upgrades as part of the Gauteng Sports Confederation’s new multi-million rand improvement project.
This GSC has raised an amount of R5million for the building and upgrading of community sport facilities in partnership with the Gauteng Gambling Board. The main objective of the project is to assist in the creation of sustainable sporting environments in which the participating communities of Gauteng will, in conjunction with schools and sport federations, participate in sport and healthy, physically active lifestyles.
In Sebokeng, the Soul Tsotsoe Zone 14 stadium which houses the Sebokeng/Evaton Cricket Club, a five-year old club involved in the KFC cricket programme, will have nets built and as well as its astro middle refurbished.
In the Lesedi Municipality, the Ratanda Stadium in Heidelberg will undergo a massive restoration that will include upgrading of the football field; upgrades of the change rooms; improvements to the ablution block; construction of caretaker / club house; and set up of a 5-a-side facility.
In Vereeniging, the Running and Racket Club, will see four additional courts being built as well as its club house being upgraded.
Yaseen Lombard, secretary general of the GSC, said the Ratanda Stadium was used as a training facility and for official Local Football Association matches, despite it consisting of two fields in poor condition.
“The fence surrounding the stadium has been vandalized as such access is basically everywhere. The club house is also used as a storage facility and has also been vandalized, the windows are broken, the roof is in poor condition and the ablution section is also not proper.”
“We’re confident that the upgrade will revitalise not only the sports participation in the area but the entire community who use it as a focal point beyond sport events,” he said.