VUT ISAK STEYL STADIUM- A FACILITY KEEPING THE SPORTS FRATERNITY ACTIVE IN THE VAAL REGION
By: Nontobeko Moimane- 17 March 2023
The Vaal University of Technology’s (VUT) Isak Steyl Stadium is surely becoming a facility to be reckoned with, and one of the resources in the Vaal region that is keeping the sports fraternity alive.
The Isak Steyl Stadium is the marketing point of the university and preferred by many professional clubs and organisations because of its well-maintained facilities and safe environment on offer. In 2010, the stadium hosted Switzerland as its training facility during the FIFA 2010 World Cup hosted in South Africa.
In recent times, amongst many other games, the facility now hosts professional football clubs such as Sekhuhune United FC, Jomo Cosmos, TS Galaxy FC, La Masia FC, JDR FC, Super Sport United FC. Also, in 2012, the stadium hosted the international friendly match between Banyana Banyana and Botswana Women’s National Team, and in 2020 hosted the Motsepe Football Provincial playoffs. , In 2019 hosted the Rugby Craven week for learners with special needs, and the year before that, hosted the Gauteng Softball Association provincial finals. On an annual basis, the stadium hosts the Rugby Rhino week (Rugby School Development Programme).
The strategic focus of the Sports & Recreation department at VUT is to broaden access and participation in sport by consolidating current efforts and accelerating progress toward their realization through professionally managed sport and recreation. The VUT Sport students regularly participate in sporting programmes that range from club-based competitive sport to active social participation events and these codes are presented, in most cases, at our VUT Stadium facility. As part of its commitment to implementing the Strategic framework for Sport, the institution investments through the waiver of rental fees for facilities used for formal student sport and recreation programmes.
With such facility in the VUT vicinity, the Sports and Recreation Department has produced great sports men and women who have played in national and international games.
For any bookings and enquiries, please contact Mr Hannes Hattingh via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 083 378 7757.
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