Groendal (Franschhoek)

Population >30,000 (including farms and “sawmill” area)

•Mixed, i.e. coloured and black community

•Part of one of South Africa’s richest areas

•High levels of drug abuse – Tik an increasing problem

•Identified as the township in most need of social investment in the Stellenbosch Municipality

•80% of children do not have basic reading skills by grade 5

•HIV > 20%

Opened in January 2015 by Premier Helen Zille. It has a specific aim in bringing together communities in the Franschhoek Valley

Franschhoek Valley Community Sports Centre

Indoor centre

–40m x 20 m artificial 3G floodlit pitch

–Changing rooms, showers etc

–Inclusive – disabled – girls

–Seating for 400

–2 - Kitchen/food facilities

–Training rooms, library, counselling rooms etc

–Football, futsal, cricket, tag rugby, netball,  volley ball, kick boxing

–Youth House

–Community centre for music etc

–Sustainable design


Outdoor facilities

–Floodlit netball

–Garden and vegetable growing

–Access to rugby and football pitches

–Hard playing surface


Design criteria is

–To build and operate to no less a standard/quality than in the UK.

–Children across the world deserve the best we can give



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