SA’s FIRST WORLD CERTIFIED SYNTHETIC RUGBY FIELD AT CURRO CAPE TOWN
Turftech has successfully installed the first synthetic rugby field, constructed to world rugby standards, at Curro School in Durbanville, Cape Town. “The project commenced in March 2020 but was placed on hold due to the Covid lockdown,” says Turftech director Len Ludick.
KLS Consulting Engineers, the primary consulting engineers to Curro Holdings, provided the overall design for the field which not only conforms to stringent world rugby standards, but also included a custom underground drainage and pavement system. Turftech was brought on board for the project with partners Rhino-Turf, who used its VT60, the same product they have installed at a number of sites in the UK. This is a tried and tested system for rugby fields which they have also installed in Singapore, Italy and the Middle East.
Curro knows full well the benefits of having a consistently lush grass surface to play on all year round, not to mention the environmental benefits of not having to constantly irrigate the natural fields to keep them playable, especially in times of water shortages.
The field is certified for international use and Riaan Stroebel, Curro Durbanville Head, says they are very happy with the final product.
Turftech is a leader in the construction, development and maintenance of natural and synthetic sports fields in South Africa, including those for football, hockey, basketball, netball and athletics tracks.