Switzerland Series goes Superbly for South African Indoor Hockey
480 minutes of Indoor Hockey were played across three venues in two provinces with the South African teams tasting defeat exactly zero times. Two teams on opposite ends of their journey’s but with remarkably similar results. The SPAR South Africa side will look back on a series where they were able to expose a new player in Kayla de Waal while the return from injury of Eloise Walters was also a...
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BlitzStoks and SPAR South Africa near undefeated series
Two weeks ago, if you had told me that after ten matches of indoor hockey the two South African sides would not have tasted defeat against their higher ranked Swiss opposition, I would have challenged you to renew your prescription. Of course, I’m not saying that we couldn’t win, but just that it the nature of the game would prove that to be unlikely. Instead as we sit here both the men and...
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BlitzStoks make history while SPAR South Africa continue domination
Like all great movie trilogies, the Indoor Test Series between South Africa and Switzerland men and women, headed into its fourth part in Cape Town. The venue in Western Cape was Sunningdale, a bigger and faster court than the teams had experienced in Durban offering a brilliant and tantalising prospect for the remaining three tests. The teams had got to know each other in Durban so instead of...
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BlitzStoks and SPAR South Africa victorious as Durban leg concludes
The Durban leg of the Switzerland and South Africa Indoor test series concluded in unfamiliar surroundings after the local organising committee decided to move to Ashton College to protect the quality of indoor hockey on display. Despite the logistics change, the new venue seemed to raise the game for all four teams as they produced a fantastic display of indoor hockey. Liberated by the...
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VENUE CHANGE – THIRD TEST SOUTH AFRICA VS. SWITZERLAND
The South African Hockey Association would like to notify all indoor hockey fans that the venue for the final test matches of the Durban leg of the South Africa and Switzerland men and women indoor hockey test series has been moved to Ashton College in Ballito. The change has been made to ensure the quality of the test matches is not compromised.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the...
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Historic Night for BlitzStoks while SPAR SA continue to Shine
The second night of the indoor test series between both the South African and Swiss Men and Women proved to be a night that belonged to the lower ranked South African sides. The BlitzStoks produced a moment of historical significance while SPAR South Africa showed their continued superiority over a team ranked 9 places above them in the Official Indoor Hockey World Ratings. For the BlitzStoks,...
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Super start for SPAR South Africa while BlitzStoks earn fantastic draw
The much-anticipated Indoor Test Series between South African and Switzerland’s indoor Men and Women got underway in a massive thunderstorm in Durban North. The weather didn’t put off a capacity crowd inside the Danville Park Indoor Sports Centre, filled with South Africans still high on cloud 9 from the Springbok World Cup win. The BlitzStoks played the earlier game with the return of Keagan...
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The BlitzStoks are Back!
The last time SA Indoor Hockey Men’s Jethro Eustice took to the indoor court to represent the Green and Gold was on the 11 February 2018, 637 days ago, when his two goals helped the BlitzStoks beat Kazakhstan to secure 11th place at the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup. Remarkably, since that time he has played in the Commonwealth Games, the FIH Hockey World Cup, the FIH Hockey Series Final and the...
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A brave new world for Indoor Hockey as the Swiss teams arrive
Indoor Hockey begins its brave new world in South Africa as the Swiss Men and Women head to the home of the Rugby World Cup Champions for the first ever series played under the new rules of indoor Hockey. Under the new rules the matches will be four quarters of 10 minutes and that fundamental change throws up a variety of options for coaches. Of course, it’s also a new world for the South...
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SA Hockey announce SA Men’s Indoor coach for Switzerland Series
There is much excitement ahead of the indoor hockey test series between Switzerland and hosts South Africa next month taking part in Durban and Cape Town. It will be the first men’s indoor hockey test match played on South African soil in almost 5 years. Of course, the men have played a host of exhibition games at the Pro Series Indoor Nationals over the years, but those have not counted as...
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SPAR South Africa squads named for three test series
The SPAR South Africa Indoor Hockey squad has been named for the next three indoor hockey test series. The team is on a massive high following their superb run of form over the past 24 months and will get to test themselves against Switzerland and Ireland at home before heading to Poland in January. The South Africans will be excited for the challenge against Switzerland after they were...
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SA Men’s Indoor Hockey squad named for Switzerland Series
The South African Hockey Association has today announced the South African Men’s Indoor Hockey side that will take on Switzerland in a 6 match test series in Durban and Cape Town in November. We are also pleased to share that the team will be backed by Tops at SPAR for the Switzerland Series. It’s the first taste of international indoor hockey for the South African Men since the FIH Indoor...
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SA Hockey Women’s Squad named
The SA Hockey Association are pleased to announce the SA Womens 2019/2020 Squad as coach Robin van Ginkel prepares for the next period of his reign. The squad selected features 41 players that impressed selectors at the August IPT in Bloemfontein. The Final was contested by Northern Blues and Southern Gauteng, with tournament top player Celia Evans included in van Ginkel’s squad along with...
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SA Hockey Men’s Squad named
The SA Hockey Association are pleased to announce the SA Mens 2019/2020 Squad as coach Garreth Ewing has a firm eye now on the Tokyo Olympic Games. The squad selected features 36 players that impressed selectors at the August IPT in Bloemfontein. The Final was contested by Western Province and Southern Gauteng, with each finalist having ten players in the 36 selected players. A further 9...
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SA Hockey Salutes our Tokyo Bound Technical Officials
The South African Hockey Association would like to congratulate our technical officials that have been selected for the Tokyo Olympics. This follows an outstanding tradition of high-quality technical officials representing South Africa consistently at the highest stage of the game. For the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020, Marlize de Klerk has been selected as one of the four umpires’ managers, a...
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SPAR South Africa training camp squad announced
A 19-player squad has been selected for the SPAR South Africa squad for a selection camp at Danville Park Girls High School from the 26-28 September. From this selection camp the team will then be selected to take on Switzerland in November in 6 test matches split between Durban and Cape Town. SPAR South Africa shocked the world number 7 Switzerland in January by winning the series 3-1 so the...
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SA Women’s Hockey IPT 2019 | The Blues are the Champions
A thrilling week of interprovincial hockey came to a stunning conclusion on Saturday night as the Northern Blues were victorious over the much-fancied Southern Gauteng Lions. The Lions had been the team to beat throughout the tournament, but the Blues were fired up to celebrate legendary Kim Hubach’s 20th IPT tournament. The game started quietly with both teams looking for an early break. That...
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SA Men’s Hockey IPT 2019 | Western Province stun Southern Gauteng
An amazing week of hockey concluded with Western Province continuing a tradition in SA Men’s Hockey over the past three years. That tradition is that the champions of the indoor hockey IPT have gone on and won the outdoor tournament too. With Southerns being the favourites on paper it was always going to be a tough challenge for Province, but they showed up in a big way. Mustapha Cassiem, the...
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SA Men’s Hockey IPT – Road to the Final
Another year of IPT action is coming to an end. After starting with 8 teams in the A Section we are down to just two who will fight it out live on Shoott SA for the title of South African Hockey Champions for 2019. The final is between the Southern Gauteng and Western Province. How did both teams progress this far. Southern Gauteng In an almost copy and paste from the women’s tournament, the...
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SA Women’s Hockey IPT – Road to the Final
Another year of IPT action is coming to an end. After starting with 8 teams in the A Section we are down to just two who will fight it out live on Shoott SA for the title of South African Hockey Champions for 2019. The final is between the Northern Blues and Southern Gauteng. How did both teams progress this far. Southern Gauteng The Lions have been in imperious form throughout the tournament and...
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