South Africa to host inaugural Men’s Nations Cup!
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has appointed South Africa as the host country for the inaugural FIH Hockey Men’s Nations Cup. The event will take place at the North-West University of Potchefstroom – which successfully hosted the FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup in April this year - from 28 November to 4 December 2022. The aim of this new yearly event is to offer a top-level...
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SA Hockey U21 Squads Announced
South African Hockey has today announced the SA U21 Squads selected on the back of the recent U21 IPT that took place in the Eastern Cape. The squads are the first groups towards the respective 2023 FIH Junior World Cup. Both sides performed admirably in the most recent tournaments with the SA U21 Men finishing in 9th place in India, the best ever finish for the SA U21 Hockey Men, while the SA...
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SA Hockey reappoints Lenise Marais as SA Women’s U21 Head Coach
South African Hockey have today announced Lenise Marais has been appointed to continue on with the work she has done with the SA Under 21 Women’s team, including leading them to the first ever African based Hockey World Cup. Her appointment is until the conclusion of the 2023 FIH Junior World Cup. Lenise Marais has held the role since 2019. Marais, a double Olympian from 2008 & 2012, is the...
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SA Hockey announce Guy Elliott as SA U21 Men’s Head Coach
South African Hockey have today announced Guy Elliot has been appointed to lead the SA U21 Hockey Men until the conclusion of FIH Hockey Junior World Cup in 2023. Guy Elliot is the current Director of Hockey at St. Albans College as well as technical director of SA Schools Hockey. He brings a wealth of leadership and player management experience to the role. Elliott is the current Northern Blues...
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SA Hockey Bid to host 2026 FIH World Cups
The FIH have today announced the bids for the 2026 World Cup tournaments. South Africa have bid to host either the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup or the FIH Mens Hockey World Cup in Potchefstroom in 2026. South Africa have also bid to host both tournaments at the same time.  Following the successful staging of the FIH Womens Junior World Cup in Potchefstroom this year, the first African based World...
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SA Hockey pleased with Lwandile Simelane appointment as Chef de Mission
The first part of the Team South Africa was announced for the 2022 Commonwealth Games this week by SASCOC, including the SA Womens Hockey team. Included in the announcement was the announcement of the Chef de Mission for the Games, namely SA Hockey Vice-President Lwandile Simelane. Simelane has served as the Vice President of SA Hockey since 2014 where she has overseen the transformation and...
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FIH Pro League | Olympic Champions given a scare by South Africa
South Africa concluded their FIH Pro League tournament against Olympic Champions Belgium. The SA Men knew they would have a massive challenge ahead of them as the Belgians had won the previous four encounters with a combined 28-6 score line including the 5-0 victory yesterday. The game started off sensationally with South Africa winning an early penalty corner following some good work by the...
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SA Women’s Hockey Squad announced for the Commonwealth Games
In 50 Days’ time Team South Africa begin their Commonwealth Games challenge in Birmingham. The games initially awarded to Durban will be the 22nd hosting of the multi-sport event and the 7th staging of field hockey at the event. South Africa have competed in every event along with Australia, Canada, England, India, New Zealand and Scotland, with a best finish of 4th in 2010 and 2014. New...
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FIH Pro League | Belgium triumph over South Africa
South Africa took on the Olympic Champions Belgium in their penultimate FIH Pro League fixture in Antwerp. The South Africans welcomed back Nic Spooner and Bili Ntuli, fresh from a third-place finish with their Bundesliga side Harvestehuder, while Belgium welcomed back five players who had a combined 750 caps! The South Africans knew it would be a tough challenge facing the quality of the Tokyo...
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FIH Pro League | Spain See off South African Test
The South African Hockey Men’s participation in the FIH Pro League neared closer to its completion in Spain this evening. The African champions have had a tough inaugural season as the gap between the top nations has been highlighted and was further reminded in a 3-0 win for Spain in Terrassa today. The South Africans have bemoaned their consistently slow start across the tournament and they...
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South Africa finish third at the Inaugural Hero Hockey5s Event
The Inaugural Senior Hockey5s event in Lausanne reached its conclusion on Sunday with Uruguay securing the title with a 3-1 victory over the hosts Switzerland in the final. For South Africa it was third place they had to settle for as they failed to get over the line against India. In the first game of the day the South Africans took on Uruguay buoyed by their 5-2 win over Poland in the late game...
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FIH Pro League | Spain secure victory in Terrassa
The South African Hockey Men continued their adventure in the FIH Pro League today as they took on Spain at the Terrassa Stadium today. It is a stadium that the SA Women will play their pool stage games at the FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup in just under a month. The game started with an acknowledgement of Jethro Eustice who was earning his 150th cap for the South African Hockey Men. Spain laid...
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Hero Hockey5s Lausanne Event – Victory and Defeat on opening day for South Africa
The Inaugural Senior Hockey Fives event got underway today in Lausanne with Five men’s and Five women’s teams invited to slog it out for the title. The tournament, very much in the mould of the World Rugby Sevens World Tour, is played over two days with the top two teams in the pool contesting the final. The Women’s tournament, in the FIH’s newest format of the game, saw South Africa join...
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FIH Pro League | England complete the double over South Africa
South Africa and England met for their second FIH Pro League encounter at the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Club in London today. England were looking to continue their good run of form which had seen them win three in succession, while the South Africans were desperate for at least a better start and to take the competition a bit further as the classroom of the Pro League continues to dish out...
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FIH Pro League 2021 | Spirited South Africans fall short against England
South Africa continued their FIH Pro League participation with a game against England today at the Lee Valley Hockey Stadium. The South Africans were without a number of players that form the nucleus of the squad, but the opportunity presented itself for players to work their way into the Commonwealth Games, FIH Nations Cup or even the FIH Hockey World Cup teams in the next 9 months. It also...
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SA Hockey Men named for completion of FIH Pro League
South Africa’s one year invitation to the FIH Pro League will conclude with six matches in European Leg as Garreth Ewing’s team meet England, Spain and Belgium. The team earned their first point of the tournament in Argentina, when they were unlucky to lose on a penalty shootout in the second test. The South Africans are once again forced to make several changes from the team that tested...
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SA Hockey Women named for FIH Hockey World Cup
South African Hockey have today announced the SA Women’s Hockey Squad for the FIH Hockey World Cup in Spain and Netherlands. The 2022 event is the 15th occurrence of the quadrennial world championship. It also marks the 7th consecutive appearance for South Africa having secured their spot with a victory in Ghana at the African Cup of Nations. It’s the first tournament under Giles Bonnet, who...
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Inaugural SA Womens Hockey5s Squad Announced
South Africa Hockey are pleased to announce the first ever SA Womens Hockey5s squad today. The team has been invited to compete at the inaugural senior Hockey5s event in Lausanne, Switzerland on the 4-5 June 2022. They will take on the hosts Switzerland, Poland, India and Uruguay. This will be the first step on the Road to the debut FIH Hockey5s World Cup in 2024. South Africa have already made a...
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UNDER 21 IPT | The future is bright
In a country so often plagued by darkness the 2022 SA Hockey U21 IPT has proven that the future of hockey in the country is blindingly bright. 180 goals, over 48 games. 5 penalty shootouts and two very deserving winners. South African International Owen Mvimbi had led his team to the final and they faced a tough contest against the brilliant Kagiso Mathaba led Northern Blues side. A frenetic...
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Marissa Langeni steps down as CEO of SA Hockey
South African Hockey Chief Executive Officer Marissa Langeni has announced her resignation from the role after serving for just short of 13 years. She will depart the role on the 1 May to take up a new opportunity.  Langeni was appointed to the role on 1 July 2009 under then president of SA Hockey Dave Carr and served under the leadership of Mike Du Plessis and currently Deon Morgan. Marissa...
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