Harriston School

Lucy Nouwens of Nouwens Carpets Harrismith and one of the founds of Harriston School, an English Medium school in Harrismith;  put Sporturf in contact with Robyn Leslie, a parent of the school, to assist in their planned Astro hockey/netball/tennis court at Harriston School in Harrismith.

Partial funding from an annual JoBerg2c mountain bike race from Heidelburg Gauteng to Scottburgh was used to build the Astro (artificial playing surface)


Sporturf assisted Harriston School with information on the layer works required and the school’s representatives used a local contractor to complete the layer works. Harriston School used local contractors for the fencing, curbing and paving around the facility.

Sporturf supplied and laid an insitu e-layer of SBR rubber crumb and Polyurethane binder with a paver machine.  FieldTurf 13 mm turf was laid on the playing surface with line markings for hockey, tennis and netball.

 “Harriston’s new multipurpose Astro was officially opened by Robyn Leslie on Monday 30th November followed by a fantastic 7-a-side hockey tournament. Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and supporters. Our parents, staff and pupils who worked so hard at joBerg2c have made this amazing legacy possible and the Astro will be enjoyed by many, many generations to come.” – Facebook (@harristonschool)

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Harriston-school hockey and netball field drone view
Harriston-school hockey and netball field close up view
Harriston-school hockey and netball field drone e layer complete
Harriston-school hockey and netball field surface preparation

Harriston School was recommended to use Sporturf by the turf manufacturer, Nouwens for FieldTurf, what fantastic advice that was! From day one we received professional assistance in all spheres. Not knowing much about putting an Astro in, Johan and Claudia were fantastic when explaining their product and what they could do for us under a tight budget. They were extremely efficient and professional when putting the turf down. Harriston, a small little school in Harrismith can now boast a beautiful half field astro that accommodates 2 mini hockey fields, 2 tennis courts and 2 netball courts. Lots of fun is still to be had. Thank-you Sporturf.

Robyn Leslie

Harriston School

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