In 1978, Mr Sanders and Mr Green were awarded Honorary Life Presidency. After two years at IR Griffiths, the teams had grown too big and alternative grounds were sought. By now the need for municipal grounds was activated, much earlier than originally planned.

Victory Park became a temporary home base and all matches were played away. Facilities were no offered from the rugby section and consisted of an area the length of two rugby fields. Lights too were eventually offered when it became clear that the football club with no lights had more teams than the rugby club with two sets of lights. RAFC started with 3 teams, 2 U12's and 1 U10. Within 3 months, 40 boys were training. Concerns of being too ambitious were unfounded as the U10's were unbeaten and not concede a goal that year. First assistant coach was 16 year old, Steve Sadler.


In 1975, RAFC was proudly selected to play its first league match at the Rand Stadium as curtain raiser to Kaiser Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates. This was the first time that two non-white sides were allowed to play on a white controlled environment.


In March 1974, Mr and Mrs Sanders held a founding meeting to establish RAFC. As there was no demand for football at that stage the Randburg Municipality could only make provision for grounds in 10 years time. IR Griffiths was then offered as an alternative and the first training session took place with a few borrowed footballs and five boys, which included Robert Giovanni, Gianluca Monzeglio and David Sadler.

Financial assistance was kindly bestowed on the club by former town's mayor (1973), Mr Howard Green. After being approached by Mrs Sanders, Mr Green not only provided the initial funds but invaluable council knowledge. An to top it all he also loaned, free of charge, as zozo hut that was used as a tuck-shop and storage room.