The parents, friends and supporters of Union hockey will, from 2019, be able to enjoy a warm cup of coffee and other refreshments and eats at the new Union AstroTurf “Short Corner”, and will no longer have to walk all the way to the Tony Burrell Union to keep warm on chilly winter mornings.
This project was the brainchild of Mrs Liesl de la Harpe, then a serving School Governor, and Mr Stephen de la Harpe (Class of 1989) who kindly donated the capital for the project. Their daughter, Paige, represented the 1st Hockey Team and matriculated in 2017. Mrs de la Harpe indicated that she hoped that the project would contribute to the spirit around the AstroTurf.
The drawings for the project were supplied by Mr Bernie Weyer of Waterston Weyer Roon Architects and the builder was Jackson Faltein Construction. The building, with its gabled roof is in keeping with the existing standard of all of the facilities on our beautiful campus. The electrical work was done by Mr Grant Hobson of Ken’s Radio. The name for the facility, “The Short Corner” was coined by 2018 Headgirl and 1st Team Hockey Captain, Rebecca Langmead.