Clubs at Marks Park
For most Emmarentia residents, Marks Park is ‘where the noisy concerts happen’. However, Rusty Van der Walt, manager of Marks Park says, “If we had more members, we wouldn’t have to have concerts.”
The club gets 25-30% of its budget from the City but needs to find the rest from member fees, the different clubs, the bar takings, from hiring out meeting venues and fields to individuals or groups.
Operating from the original house of Frans Geldenhuys, one of the sons of the first owner of the land, makes the house part of Emmarentia’s heritage. However for Rusty it means huge monthly maintenance bills especially on electricity and plumbing. “When we have events, we need a plumber on standby because of the constant dangers of blockages.”
Members are also inconvenienced—sports fixtures have to be changed and moved to other grounds.
Marks Park is not just about sports as you can see from the box. The Social Club caters for singles while Bubble Soccer can be hired for team building and parties. Tap dancing and hip hop caters for children aged 4 and up.
You can also support Marks Park by tasting their Sunday lunch in the Clubhouse from 12h00-14h00. Roast chicken (R60) or beef lasagne (R50) are the mains with optional extras of soup and dessert.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on: 011 – 486 6011/12 if you want to hire rooms/halls or fields on an ad hoc basis.
Find out more about any of these clubs by e-mailing or phoning the contact given:
|Cricket||Suhayl White 071 850 3317|
|Croquet||Maria 082 852 3850|
|Dancing||Angie 082 888 1053 (Girls and boys tap and hip hop)|
|Darts||Carol 083 682 0150|
|Kettlebells||Barry 082 456 0953|
|20 overs cricket||Owen 071 612 1674|
|Rugby||Jason 082 850 1344|
|Run/walk for email@example.com|
|Soccer (children and adults)||Ikraam 082 853 0862|
|Social club||www.our club.co.za|
|Gym (Braamfontein only)||Zita 082 670 5744|