Gweru Sports Club gets facelift

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Gweru Sports Club gets facelift The new-look Gweru Sports Club

B-Metro

Fungai Muderere
BREATHTAKING facelifts that are taking place at Gweru Sports Club cannot be ignored and those that run the 102-year-old multi- purpose sporting facility are deservedly flying their kite to claim that they are preserving it for future generations.

The development comes at a time when a lot of effort is being put into developing and renovating sports infrastructure in the country to meet international standards demanded by international sporting bodies.

Gwanzura Stadium was abandoned, without any attention whatsoever, for the past five years and reportedly needs a lot, in terms of both resources and time, to be brought to the required standards.

The Harare City Council officials have sunk two boreholes and are renovating the changing rooms. They are in the process of replacing the sewer and drainage pipes and they have also laid on what reportedly looks like a good playing surface.

The manpower is concentrating its efforts on the seating bays and will also be attending to ablution facilities and the security wall.

Work on the outside car park at Rufaro Stadium is in progress and a borehole has since been installed while workers are busy sprucing up the terraces.

The ablution system at this facility was faulty, so are the changing rooms, medical area and media center.

Even though the condemnation of Gwanzura and Rufaro, which was coupled with leaving Bulawayo’s spiritual home of football Barbourfields Stadium, White City Stadium, Luveve Stadium, the giant National Sports Stadium, Khumalo Hockey Stadium, Magamba Hockey Stadium, Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex and other recreational facilities, for a rot and begging for restoration has been a cause for concern for hordes sports lovers in the country, progress being made at Gweru Sports Club cannot be overlooked for a good read.

“There is no substitute for hardwork. Preserving the facility for future generations. Renovations of our squash courts almost complete, thank you Two Keys Zimbabwe. Vision 2024, Gweru Sports Club, to be one of the best sports clubs in Africa and beyond, wrote Gweru Sports Club on Twitter.

The club’s chairperson John Mwakulo is optimistic that they will realise their dream of coming out with a spectacular multi-purpose sporting facility.

“As Gweru sports club we have embarked on massive rebranding of the club to meet certain international standards. Moving with our vision of making the club a facility of choice for local and international athletes. Since we started the project the facility was in a bad state but we are now able to send junior age groups for fine turning,” said Mwakulo.

He said they have partnered a number of stakeholders who will benefit from using the facility.

Zifa Central Region Division One outfit Sheasham and handball Federation are among the entities working together in ensuring the facelift.

“The corporate has started to come on board on our main field, we have partnered with Sheasham for renovations, on our squash courts we have partnered with Two Keys Zimbabwe and we are also renovating flood lights for the tennis court and main field.

“The big project is a tattered track and we are still looking for a company to partner us on that. We will be glad if it goes according to plan because It will be first of its kind in the Midlands. I’m glad that corporates have started to regain confidence in the club. Pote drilled a borehole for us so we are getting there, the committee is working tirelessly to make sure the renovations will be completed soon. Zimbabwe Handball Federation managed to get funding for building two state of the art beach handball courts at the club,” he said.

 

The ablution system at this facility was faulty, so are the changing rooms, medical area and media centre.
Even though the condemnation of Gwanzura and Rufaro, which left Bulawayo’s spiritual home of football Barbourfields Stadium, White City Stadium, Luveve Stadium, the giant National Sports Stadium, Khumalo Hockey Stadium, Magamba Hockey Stadium, Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex and other recreational facilities begging for restoration has been a cause for concern for hordes of sports lovers in the country, progress being made at Gweru Sports Club cannot be overlooked for a good read.
“There is no substitute for hard work. Preserving the facility for future generations. Renovations of our squash courts almost complete, thank you Two Keys Zimbabwe. Vision 2024, Gweru Sports Club, to be one of the best sports clubs in Africa and beyond,” wrote Gweru Sports Club on Twitter.
The club’s chairperson John Mwakulo is optimistic that they will realise their dream of coming out with a spectacular multi-purpose sporting facility.
“As Gweru sports club we have embarked on massive rebranding of the club to meet certain international standards. Moving with our vision of making the club a facility of choice for local and international athletes. Since we started the project the facility was in a bad state but we are now able to send junior age groups for fine tuning,” said Mwakulo.
He said they had partnered a number of stakeholders who stand to benefit from using the facility.
Zifa Central Region Division One outfit Sheasham and Handball Federation are among the entities working together in ensuring the facelift.
“The corporate has started to come on board on our main field, we have partnered with Sheasham for renovations. On our squash courts we have partnered with Two Keys Zimbabwe and we are also renovating flood lights for the tennis court and main field.”

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