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SA’s Smith relishing Premier Hockey League debut
Photo by: Robert Swanepoel   With the Premier Hockey League (PHL) now just three days away, former captain of the national men’s team, Austin Smith, is relishing the opportunity to play in the competition for the first time.   Smith missed out on the 2016 PHL because of club commitments in the Netherlands, but timing has worked out in his favour this time around, and he’ll take to the field...
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Defending – the Cavemen’s key to PHL success
    The men’s defending champions may already have the edge on some of the other teams heading into the Premier Hockey League in just 10 days’ time.   With 13 of their players all based in Gauteng, the Maropeng Cavemen have managed to have a few training sessions together ahead of the tournament which kicks off at the Randburg Astro on November 25.   Confidence is high that they’ll be...
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The SA Indoor Hockey BlitzStoks Squad for the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup
The SA Indoor BlitzStoks, powered by Tops at SPAR, will be heading to Germany in February 2018 to take on the best in the World at the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup. The Men earned their spot with an outstanding victorious display at the African Hockey Indoor Cup of Nations in Swakopmund earlier this year. The 14 man squad, announced today, will take part in the All Stars series at the Pro Series...
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ZONDI BACKS BAXTER TO STAR FOR LAKERS IN UPCOMING PHL
It will be a very different Steph Baxter that steps onto the pitch at the 2017 Premier Hockey League at the end of the month. Having impressed selectors at last year’s edition of the tournament, Baxter was picked for the South African women’s team. Now, with 20 international caps to her credit, the 24-year-old is a far more confident player. She admits herself, she’s far better at...
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Teams ready for battle after Premier Hockey League draft
4 November 2017 – Ten coaches emerged from the pressure cooker of the player draft with their final teams that will do battle in the 2017 edition of the Premier Hockey League (PHL), starting later this month.   In a draft process reminiscent of the NBA and NFL, the coaches did battle for their preferred players. These players filled the remaining eight places after each side was allocated six...
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#PHL17 u21 Teams Named
Golden Gate Gladiators and Namaqualand Daisies will be made up of the National u21 Men and Women’s squads Both teams to be sponsored by Old Mutual iWYZE The Premier Hockey League was designed to deliver the very best high performance event for South African Hockey. To this end 10 of the 12 playing squads (6 x Men and 6 x Women) will comprise the very best players in South Africa with the 2016...
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SPAR South Africa Indoor Hockey Ladies squad announcement
The SPAR South Africa Indoor Hockey women’s team have a fantastic summer to look forward to as SA Hockey confirms two series on their calendar. The first confirmed series vs Zimbabwe will take place in Durban on the back of a fantastic Interprovincial tournament hosted there this month. The second sees SPAR South Africa heading to an invitational tournament in Croatia in January 2018. There is...
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Indoor IPT 2017 | We are the Champions
When Queen penned the lyrics to “We are the champions” I imagine the thought that every major sporting event would have the song ringing out was not at the forefront of their minds. It was however at the forefront of the SPAR KZN Raiders ladies and men today as they successfully defended their Indoor IPT titles. The SPAR KZN Raiders are a supremely well-oiled machine, who are able to click...
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Indoor IPT 2017 | The Semi-Finals
There was a little bit of gloom in the air around Durban this morning, but that was definitely not brought on by the indoor hockey on display. The early morning saw the cross pool playoffs for position 5-8 before the big semi-finals got underway. Ladies IPT (Danville Park Girls School) SF 1 – SPAR KZN Raiders 3-1 Western Province It was a pulsating affair in which Cheree Greyvenstein (KZN) and...
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Indoor SA Mens IPT 2017 | The Fantastic Four
Coach Steve Evans gives his team instructions at Half time in the morning game against Southern Gauteng. Picture - SA Hockey The 2017 South African Indoor Hockey IPT entered its second day in Durban with extra excitement as day one had given the supporters and players a taste of what to expect from day 2.  The morning fixtures completed the group stage with all focus then turning onto the...
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Indoor SA Ladies IPT 2017 | The Fantastic Four
Southern Gauteng miss a penalty corner in their Quarter-Final against Western Province. Picture - SA Hockey. The 2017 South African Indoor Hockey IPT entered its second day in Durban with extra excitement as day one had given the supporters and players a taste of what to expect from day 2.  The morning fixtures completed the group stage with all focus then turning onto the Quarter Finals. QF1...
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Indoor IPT 2017 | Raising the Indoor Hockey Bar
The winds were blowing at nearly 30km an hour in Durban today, almost symbolically sweeping the South African Indoor Hockey Inter Provincial Tournament into the coastal city. If the wind was fast, the hockey took up another level with some outstanding moments produced on day one of the historic tournament. Although the main story of the tournament will be who wins, there will be two outstanding...
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Indoor IPT 2017 | All eyes are on Kwazulu Natal
The 2016 Ladies Indoor IPT Champion - KZN Raiders The 2017 South African Indoor Hockey Interprovincial Tournament kick-starts tomorrow in Durban for both the Men and the Ladies. The Men will be looking towards the Indoor Hockey World Cup in Berlin and the players will be doing everything they can to impress the selectors. The Ladies, although not going to the World Cup, are already working on...
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Updated SA Men's Squad for AFCON
The South African Hockey Men head to Egypt with a clear objective on their minds, qualify for the FIH Hockey World Cup. In order to do this, they will need to win the tournament at the home of their arch-rivals Egypt. The squad was previously announced but due to personal and club commitments, there has been an update to the squad. London 2012 Olympian Lance Louw is recalled to the National squad...
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South Africa under 21 Squads Announced
Today we announce the South Africa under 21 Squads. Following the completion of the successful Under 21 IPT held in Potchefstroom, which was won by the Southern Gauteng Ladies and the Western Province Men. The selected players will be gathered for selection and training camps, with an eye on both the Africa qualifying tournament for the Junior World Cup and of course the Premier Hockey League...
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SA Hockey Men's Squad named for AFCON
The South African Men’s Hockey side will be heading to Egypt to attempt to win the African Cup of Nations for the 8th consecutive time and defend the title that they won in a heated encounter in Johannesburg in 2015. The tournament will decide who Africa’s representative will be at the 2018 FIH Hockey World Cup in India. About a month ago the 32 man squad was announced by SA Hockey and today...
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PHL 2017 | Dates Set for 2017 Premier Hockey League
The Premier Hockey League (PHL), the ground-breaking tournament in the South African Hockey that featured 200 of the best SA Hockey players last year, today can release the dates for the 2017 tournament. PHL is a proud partnership between SA Hockey, Sport and Recreation South Africa and Supersport. The tournament will once again feature the six Franchises that competed in the inaugural tournament...
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Under 21 IPT - Western Province and Southern Gauteng are the Champions
Two pulsating finals played at in Potchefstroom today to determine the winners of the 2017 SA Hockey Under 21 IPT. Women’s Final – Southern Gauteng vs. Western Province Pens It was a tentative opening half as the two sides waited for openings to capitalise. Southern Gauteng has been immense under Tsoanelo Pholo, but her charges were not going to underestimate Cindy Brown’s squad. The game,...
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Under 21 IPT – These are your finalists
Just like that the National under 21 IPT’s are nearing their conclusion with just one day left of action. Saturday will mark all the positional playoffs before all eyes turn to the finals of both the Men’s and Ladies tournaments. The tournament structure is two groups of five teams, with teams playing a single round cross pool to determine positions. Ultimately every group game would count as...
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Early movement in the National under 21 IPT’s
The 2017 under 21 Men’s and Ladies Inter Provincial Tournaments are underway in Potchefstroom where the best young talent in South Africa are taking each other on in a challenge for domination. There is added excitement around the youngsters after the U21 Men’s performance at the Junior Hockey World Cup last year, finishing in 10th place. Starting with the ladies tournament the Northern...
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