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Sensational SPAR South Africa share series with Czech annihilation
It was a day of celebration for the SPAR South Africa indoor hockey team as their tour to Europe came to a resoundingly successful end. In the fourth test South Africa knew that only a victory would save the series after trailing 2-1 from the opening games. For the 16th ranked nation, it was a massive feather in the cap to be at this point against the 5th ranked team in the world. The fourth test...
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Superb SPAR South Africa keep series alive with superb win
The SPAR South Africa indoor hockey ladies produced a dogged display to win the second test against fifth ranked Czech Republic, before losing the third test to trail 2-1 in the series with one game to go. Having rested after their tormenting travel day the SA ladies looked fantastic in a highly combative win in the morning test. Having led 3-0 at half time through a Tegan Fourie double either...
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50 up for Reed in opening defeat to Czech Republic
SPAR South Africa endured a 16-hour transit from Switzerland to the Czech Republic for the second part of their European Tour. The trip, which was hastily changed due to an avalanche, saw the team take five busses and two trains on their trip to Prague. Having arrived in the morning on Monday, they faced the fifth ranked Czech Republic in the first of four test matches in Prague. The opening test...
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SPAR South Africa seal historic series victory
For the first time in South African indoor hockey history, a South African side has won a series against a top 10 nation. Not only did the SPAR South African ladies do the aforementioned, but they did it in style winning the five-match series 3-1 away from home. For coach Lennie Botha it was a feather in the cap to the hard work he has done in creating a brand of indoor hockey that the country...
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SPAR South Africa take control of the series against Switzerland
It was a tough day for SPAR South Africa both physically and emotionally, but as this team has proven time and time again, that is when they show their best side. Today was the day that the former South African player Brenda Bartlett was remembered after her long fight with cancer. For South African captain Cindy Hack, it was extra emotional as the two played together at the 2007 Indoor Hockey...
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SPAR South Africa stun hosts Switzerland in opening test match
SPAR South Africa arrived in Switzerland on the back of an unbeaten 25 match test run. Of course, it has been a tough journey for the team after missing out on the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup. They can only be credited for their response, working hard and focusing on building towards future goals. This tour to Switzerland and Czech Republic would be SPAR South Africa’s biggest test so far. A...
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SPAR South Africa set for European Tests
The wait for hockey action in 2019 is only a week old and its over already. SPAR South Africa Indoor Hockey are in Switzerland for a five-match series before moving to Czech Republic for another series. The two series will be a great opportunity for the South Africans to see how far they have come over the past couple of years taking on teams ranked 7th and 5th respectively.  South Africa are...
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Call for National Selectors Applications
The South African Hockey Association are calling on applications for the role of selectors for both our Senior National Men and Womens Selection Panels. The job description is detailed below.  Each applicant must complete the application form below and submit a short CV. A short job description for the position is available. Your Application and CV must be submitted to sahockey@icon.co.za...
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SPAR South Africa unlucky to lose final Psi Exhibition Match
The final game of the Psi Exhibition series was played in front of another capacity crowd at UCT Sports Centre. SPAR South Africa were using the series to prepare for their upcoming test series against world number 5 Czech Republic and world number 7 Switzerland. For the coaching staff featuring Lennie Botha, Robyn Morgan, Brighty Mashaba and AJ Spieringshoek, they will be largely satisfied with...
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SPAR South Africa show improved display in International All-Stars defeat
The SPAR South Africa women are gearing up for their January tour to Switzerland and Czech Republic where they will play ten test matches. With the focus on that, the Psi All-Star series has been an excellent opportunity for the ladies to train and play together as they build towards the tour. On the third night of the series SPAR South Africa team took the game to their much-fancied opponents...
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International All-Stars produce flawless performance in victorious second match
An expectant crowd at UCT awaited the SPAR South Africa and PSI International All-Stars for the second match of the four-match series. The two sides had played out a scintillating opening fixture that ended 3-3 and set the scene for an exciting second match. The South African Womens team vs The All Star International Womens Team match held as part of the PSI 2018 Nationals matches played at UCT...
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Superb SPAR South Africa draw with International All-Stars
SPAR South Africa Indoor Hockey Ladies arrived at the Pro Series Indoor Nationals on the back of a superb 2018 that saw them win 13 of the 15 test matches they have played, without tasting defeat. They were expected to see that run end when they took on a star studded International All-Stars at UCT in the first of a four match exhibition series. They had other plans. Although the matches do not...
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South Africa eliminated from the Word Cup on Goal Difference
The odds were stacked massively against the South African Hockey men as they took on World number 3 Belgium in a backs-against-the-wall battle to try and secure progress to the cross overs. They would also be up against another South African coach as Belgium have the services of Craig Fulton, an Olympian for South Africa, as their assistant Coach. Having not beaten Belgium in their competitive...
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South Africa held to a draw by Canada leaving World Cup hopes in the balance
SA Men celebrate the opening goal scored by Bili Ntuli - Picture - FIH It was a pulsating match between the fifteenth ranked South Africa and Canada ranked four places higher in the second group C match up. With the both sides having lost their openers the match had added importance that the losers would face an early elimination from the FIH Hockey World Cup. The South African men also knew that...
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South Africa open World Cup Campaign with Defeat
The South African Hockey Men began the 14th FIH Hockey World Cup with a humbling 5-0 defeat to India. In the 12th encounter between the two nations, India underlined their dominance with their seventh victory. The game marked 100 caps for Jethro Eustice who scored the goal that qualified South Africa for the World Cup in the final of the African Hockey Cup of Nations in 2017. India may have been...
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Joint Statement by The South African Hockey Association And The Players For Transformation Movement 18 November 2018 (Johannesburg)
The South African Hockey Association (SAHA) and the Players for Transformation (PFT) movement held a meeting today that was facilitated by Mr Barry Hendricks (2nd Vice President) from the South African Olympic Committee (SASCOC). At the meeting, SAHA and PFT discussed various issues relating to transformation of hockey in South Africa and the way forward. The main outcomes of the meeting were as...
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SPAR South Africa squad named for upcoming series
Picture - South African Women's Indoor Hockey Team (Facebook) The South African Hockey Association today announces the SPAR South Africa Indoor Hockey squad for the upcoming series against the Pro Series Indoor World All-Stars in Cape Town in December. The same squad will also take part in two test series in Europe in January. The All-Star series in December will feature a collection of the best...
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Triumph for France in the final test
IMAGE - MARCEL SIGG / RUN RIDE DIVE On a day when the national rugby teams of France and South Africa locked horns, it was also the day of the final battle between the two National Hockey Teams. It was the final test of a well contested series in which France led 2-0 after three matches. The match was also the 100th test match for French captain Victor Charlet. And while the series may have given...
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France seal series with thrilling 3-1 win in third test
 IMAGE - MARCEL SIGG / RUN RIDE DIVE The South African and French Men’s Hockey sides locked horns at Wits Hockey Astro tonight in the third test of the four-match series. The game was scheduled to get underway at 16:30 before a water supply issue delayed the start to 18:15. The delayed start saw both teams struggle to get their formations going straight away and that led to two goals in the...
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South African Hockey Announces New Head Coach
The South African Hockey Association today has pleasure in announcing Robin van Ginkel as the new South African Women’s Hockey head coach. Van Ginkel will be tasked with leading South Africa through to the 2022 Hockey World Cup. Van Ginkel has a glowing hockey CV that includes time as the Assistant Coach to the Austrian National Mens team, where they finished 7th in the EuroHockey Championship,...
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