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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SA WOMENS HOCKEY IPT – REVIEWING THE GROUP STAGES
After three days of action the tournament has completed its first stage in Bloemfontein, the group stages. With the format being used all teams are still in it with the Quarter Final stage taking place on Thursday. Here is what went down in the women’s A Section group stage. GROUP A Like their men’s side, the Southern Gauteng Lions dominated their group stage and launched their way to the top...
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SA MENS HOCKEY IPT – REVIEWING THE GROUP STAGES
After three days of action the tournament has completed its first stage in Bloemfontein, the group stages. With the format being used all teams are still in it with the Quarter Final stage taking place on Thursday. Here is what went down in the men’s A Section group stage. GROUP A Northern Blues offered the most value for money for viewers across their three matches. After opening with a...
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SA Hockey Represented on the African Hockey Board
At the recent African Hockey Road to Tokyo Event in Stellenbosch, the African Hockey Congress took place where the new board was elected. It gives SA Hockey great pride to announce that Sheila Brown has been elected as the Vice President of African Hockey. South African Hockey is immensely dedicated to the development of African Hockey and are pleased at this opportunity to continue building our...
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Nacsport announce video analysis sponsorship for SA U21 Hockey
In another exciting announcement for the South African Hockey Association, Nacsport have been announced as the video analysis sponsor for both the SA U21 Men’s and Women’s teams for the Junior World Cup 2021 Cycle. Nacsport have a history of working with the biggest brands in sport across the globe including Liverpool FC, Arsenal FC, the Irish RFU, the Scottish Rugby Union, Gloucester Rugby,...
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SA Hockey Association pays tribute to the late Alan Jacobs
The South African Hockey Association are saddened to hear of the passing of Alan Jacobs. Alan was a commanding hockey player who was known for his tenacity but almost more vitally for his leadership. It is no coincidence that he passed those on to his son Bruce who ultimately led South Africa to the Beijing Olympics. Alan’s hockey career started at Mocambo Hockey Club before he later became a...
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Free State Hockey Association announce OFM as official IPT Media Partner
In a fantastic announcement for the South African Hockey Senior Interprovincial tournament getting underway in Bloemfontein on Monday, the host association Free State Hockey Association have announced the on-air media sponsor of OFM. The agreement will see OFM assist in an on-air and independent printed media campaign over the tournament.  They will also dedicate an event information page on...
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All eyes on Bloemfontein for the 2019 IPT
The 2019 South African Hockey Senior Interprovincial tournament gets underway in Bloemfontein at the University of Free State. With the South African sides doing well at the African Hockey Road to Tokyo 2020 event there is a great bit of momentum going into the tournament. Players who are trying to impress the national coaches will be looking at this as a major opportunity while others will look...
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South Africa are the African Hockey Road to Tokyo 2020 Champions
The South African men and Egyptian men locked horns in the final group stage game of the African Hockey Road to Tokyo 2020 competition. The way the results had played out the game was in essence a final. A packed crowd at the University of Stellenbosch greeted the two teams and they produced a fantastic display of the best of African Hockey. The Egyptians had four penalty corners at the end of...
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SuperGroup South Africa are African Hockey Road to Tokyo 2020 Champions
Lilian du Plessis was the star of the show for SuperGroup South Africa as they confirmed their title as champions of the African Hockey Road to Tokyo 2020. The South African striker netted a hat-trick including the goal of the tournament with a top corner off the crossbar strike. Du Plessis opened the scoring from a penalty corner before Robyn Johnson pounced on a rebound to make it 2-0. Before...
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The Title will be decided on the Final Day
The African Hockey Road to Tokyo 2020 headed into its penultimate day with the destination of the title winners still uncertain. After four days of action though we now know that the title will either be won by SuperGroup South Africa or Ghana in the Women’s tournament while it’s the age-old battle between South Africa and Egypt in the Men’s tournament. The day started with Ghana’s women...
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Egypt and South Africa pull ahead on day 3 in Stellenbosch
After three days of action South Africa and Egypt have surged ahead of the pack in the Men’s tournament at the African Hockey Road to Tokyo 2020 event, while SuperGroup South Africa are the only team with a 100%-win record after three days of action. Zimbabwe had a remarkable day on day three as first their women and then their men completed a remarkable double against Kenya. The women produced...
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SuperGroup South Africa get started while Egypt and South Africa make a statement
SuperGroup South Africa opened their campaign in front of a vociferous crowd in Stellenbosch while both Egypt and the South African men kept up a 100% record in the men’s tournament. As teams began changing gears on the African Hockey Road to Tokyo 2020 there was a pressure on teams looking to make a statement ahead of Wednesday’s rest day. If today could be likened to a road race, today was...
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SA Hockey Men get started on the African Hockey Road to Tokyo 2020
The opening day of the African Hockey Road to Tokyo 2020 got underway at University of Stellenbosch today with six African Hockey nations competing for the continents ticket to the Tokyo Olympic Games. The South African Hockey Men got the tournament off to a good start with a 3-1 win over Namibia. The match was also the 150th cap for long-time goalkeeper Rassie Pieterse and he was presented with...
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All eyes on Stellenbosch as Africa’s Road to Tokyo Ticket is decided
The waiting is over. The African countries have converged on Stellenbosch to contest the African Hockey Road to Tokyo 2020 Event. The tournament prize is ultimately the champions of African Hockey, but more pertinently it gives the winner the rights to one of the 12 spots in the hockey tournament at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The fixtures, which were released a couple of months back, have had to be...
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