Our Projects

We believe that regular sport activities and on-going training and mentoring can make a positive difference to children in all areas. By revitalising forgotten reserves and rusty old equipment or by building an entirely new precinct, our aim is to provide the children of extreme disadvantaged areas access to sport.

When we identify a project, we begin by working alongside the local community and, first and foremost understanding, its needs, its residents and their families. Then, together with the local council and other interested supporters, we design and build the project with financial and in-find assistance from a group of committed individuals and businesses.

Check out two of our projects below.

Seacombe Street Reserve, Elizabeth Grove

RRSF’s latest project is a new sports hub in Elizabeth Grove.

This vacant area had been an empty wasteland for 40 years and covered in shattered glass, gravel and dust. While local kids and the kids before them had been starved of opportunities, together with the City of Playford we’ve been able to give them a place they can be proud to use. In fact, it gives us great pleasure to see the smiles and hear the laughter and to know that we have changed the landscape of the community forever.

The new sports ground features tennis, netball and basketball courts, running track, grassed oval, play equipment, trees, and shaded picnic and BBQ facilities.

The Secombe Street project will see more than 550 local kids gain access to the facilities and free coaching through the programs that will be overlaid weekly and ongoing. Even local schools are taking advantage of the revitalised reserve and structuring sports lessons around the facilities.

Kudos to the City of Playford who listened to our plans and went on to embrace the partnership.

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Rajah Street Reserve, Oaklands Park

Oaklands Park’s Rajah Street Reserve, once a desolate, underused and unfriendly park, is now an exciting and welcoming place for children and families to play, exercise and get together with friends and neighbours.

The project, the first by RRSF and created in joint partnership with the City of Marion, completely transformed the run down reserve into a modern multi-use sport and recreation ground in just three months from approval.

The multi-purpose grounds includes two sports courts for tennis, netball and basketball; exercise equipment including steppers and a sit up bench; a 40 metre running track; walking path; new landscaping and tree plantings; grassed area with soccer goals; play equipment including a climbing structure and spinner; plus a shaded picnic and BBQ area.

Personal input from Roger and his dedicated team in close consultation with the council and the local community has demonstrated a commitment to ensuring kids get the same opportunities to be healthier and happier through access to sport. In fact, RRSF is committed to continued support with ongoing training programs and mentoring from elite athletes for local kids.

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Got a project idea?

If you have an exciting project idea that you think matches our vision for providing kids with better, healthier lives, we’d love to hear about it!

Please fill out our application form with the project details and help us create a better future for kids in underprivileged Australian communities.

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Join us for the 2017 New York Marathon

Join the RRSF team on Sunday, November 5th, for the 2017 New York Marathon. Our commitment is that the money you raise will go entirely to our next community sports project to be identified in early 2017.