Feb 06, 2017
Field of Dreams 2 is opened by Saracens Sport Foundation
Saracens Chairman Nigel Wray has officially opened the ‘Field of Dreams 2’, a new multi-use sports court, in Kayamandi, South Africa, as part of the Saracens Khulani Through Sport project.
Kayamandi is a township on the outskirts of Stellenbosch in South Africa and the Saracens Sport Foundation has been working with the township for over seven years to provide education and sport to some its poverty stricken children and young people.
Community Director Gordon Banks stated: "Today was a special day for the Saracens Sport Foundation and for the children and young people of Kayamandi. Due to the generosity of our players, coaches, staff and our Chairman Nigel Wray we have been able to provide them with some extra sports facilities to help increase the amount of sport they can enjoy. It was particularly wonderful to see the girls so involved with netball today as they were previously not so engaged with sport. We have been fortunate to watch many of these children grow and develop over the last seven years and our hope is that they will continue to develop and become the future leaders of the Kayamandi community."
Saracens relationship with Kayamandi and our partners, the Legacy Development Corporation, began in 2008 when the Saracens squad visited the township for the first time. ‘Khulani’ is a Xhosa word meaning ‘to grow and prosper’ and the Saracens Khulani Through Sport project aims to grow and develop the young people of Kayamandi through after-school education, health and sporting activities.