Royal Bafokeng and Impala Rustenburg partner to deliver sport in schools


Royal Bafokeng Sports and Impala Rustenburg have partnered to support the Metshameko Programme, a one-year initiative aimed at developing skills and a lifelong love of sport in primary and high school learners in the schools situated around the Impala Rustenburg operation and in the broader Rustenburg community.

Investment in sport is deeply entrenched at Impala, which has supported teams and individuals for more than 15 years, while also supporting 33 primary and secondary schools in the communities adjacent to the Impala Rustenburg operation.

Organised, well-structured youth sports programmes provide children with valuable life lessons that go beyond the physical health benefits and include boosting self-esteem, building leadership qualities and teaching children how to work as a team.

The Metshameko Programme was expanded to include more schools and, in 2022, is expected to impact more than 1 950 children involved in football and netball in the U/13 and U/17 divisions.