The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Corporation in partnership with SA Hockey officially opened the ‘Gelvandale Astro Turf’ for hockey.
The turf will benefit about 38 schools in and around the metro.
SA Hockey President, Mr Deon Morgan believes that the sport field will not only help children but will also open opportunities for players to be able to compete on a national level.
“The impact is more for the kids to take value from the facility because here they can learn life skills and skills to be teachable, knowing when they can rely on their own abilities and what role the play in their team dynamic.
“The skills can also take outside of sport into their lifestyles, workplace or family so that they can participate into the nation building.
“This facility gives the opportunity to educate our kids, to educate themselves and to be better citizens within the community in the future,” said Mr.Morgan,” said Mr Morgan
A total of R6 million was spent to hire people, rebuild the field and also buy necessary equipment.