Sports Development

Saldanha Bay Rugby Club

The Saldanha Bay Rugby Club, situated in the heart of the West Coast, is open to all members of the community. The club has a strong focus on sports development for the youth. The SDF continues with sponsorship of their rugby teams. We previously assisted with their gymnasium for their clubhouse as it allows players to condition themselves to be more competitive Foundation continues with sponsorship of their rugby teams. We previously assisted with their gymnasium for their clubhouse as it allows players to condition themselves to be more competitive.

Gansbaai and Hawston Primary Schools

The Gansbaai and Hawston Primary Schools, situated in the Overberg region, were assisted with sponsorship of their sports teams. This resulted in the students being able to actively participate in sports development at a competitive level.

Western Province Boys Hockey

The Western Province U16A hockey team received sponsorship, which enabled them to participate at a national level. They are the current titleholders of the tournament, and have been for the past eight years. Over the last 10 years, they won the tournament nine times and were the runners-up in the other instance. They retained their championship status since 2017, with some of the young champions being selected to play for the South African hockey team.

Thornhill United Football Club

The 54-year old well-established Thornhill United Football Club based at Rygate LFA has been instrumental in growing the love for soccer among the previously disadvantaged. Activities take place mostly in the afternoons and over weekends, where future soccer stars compete while friends and family support them from the stands. The football club will be using the funds donated to upgrade its floodlights, which will benefit more than 300 club members.

Fish Rite Hanover Park Cricket Club

AEEI donated funds to assist the Fish Rite Hanover Park Cricket Club to acquire visas, passports, flights, sporting outfits and cricket bags for the under 14’s participation in a cricket team tour taking place in England during the Ashes Test series in August 2019. The exposure gained during the trip overseas contributed significantly to their growth and experience, as well as their cricket.