Owing to the road development, municipal sports fields were affected and so sporting facilities – bowls, tennis, cricket and hockey – were moved to a site in Kenmare, opposite Krugersdorp High School. While the bowls and tennis sections retained their autonomy, the cricket and hockey sections, together with the merger of the West Rand Cons. Mine cricket section, would prove to be a milestone in KHOSA history. This move to the Stan Friedman Sports Complex in Frederick Cooper Drive, provided KHOSA with headquarters from which it could launch a campaign to increase its membership for both “bone fide” past students of K.H.S. and all sections of the community, crossing all cultural differences.
The cricket and hockey sections, guided by a newly elected parent body or committee, competed against teams comprising the Transvaal Cricket Board and the Southern Transvaal Hockey Association. With the establishment of the Road Running Section in 1987 and the introduction of Baseball in 1993, KHOSA had effectively broadened its base, increased its membership and improved the caliber of sports participating. In 1983 social (non-sports) and sporting membership totaled 120 and by the end of 1997 this had grown to 745.
It has become a sports club which is non-racial, non-sexist and caters for the whole family, (there are over 300 young people in the 6 – 13 age group involved in junior cricket, mini hockey and junior baseball), while provision is also made for the “battle-scarred” veterans. Although there are several other sports clubs on the West Rand, the name of KHOSA is well respected in both Southern Gauteng and further afield, and it can justifiably lay claim to being the flagship for sport on the West Rand.
The current membership of KHOSA is fast approaching the 1 000 mark which includes purely social members, mini-hockey and cricketers, high school students, tertiary education students and active adult sports players – hockey, cricket, baseball and road running.