It had become unavoidable that the school must build an extra multi-purpose sport field for hockey, cricket, soccer and primary school rugby.  The necessity of such a facility stems mainly from the following reasons:


1.         The school has only one rugby field that must cater for rugby u/9 – u/19, boys and girls soccer u/9 – u/19, boys and girls cricket u/9 – u/19, hockey as well as athletics for Primary and High School learners.


2.         As a result of the growing learner numbers over the past ten years from less than 400 to 600 the traffic on this field increased so much for practices and matches in the abovementioned sporting codes that the school is losing the only rugby field available.


3.         Because of the total collapse in the maintenance of the municipal sport fields in Bedford due to total lack of control the local sport clubs also utilise the school’s rugby and netball fields.  This contributes to the deterioration of the field.


4.         The uneven surface of the rugby field is not suitable for sporting codes like hockey.


5.         Templeton serves a very poor community and the school cannot afford to build this much needed facility out of own funds.  All funds raised through various fundraising events are currently used to provide in the curriculum needs of the school.


6.         Despite the fact that the school has the necessary terrain at its disposal and numerous attempts made to the Department of Education for assistance, the latter are not at all willing to even allow the school to borrow money from a financial institution to build this much needed facility.


To conclude:  The only one rugby field of the school can no  longer accommodate the number of learners for Grade R – 12 as well as the different sport codes that the school offers, namely rugby, cricket, soccer, hockey and athletics.


If anyone is willing and in a position to assist the school please contact Petrus Mellet




necessity of multi-purpose sport field at templeton high school

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