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Old Mutual iWYZE, back to support the 2018 Schools Hockey Nationals and young futures
Insurance brand, Old Mutual iWYZE is excited to again partner with the South African Hockey Association (SAHA) on behalf of SA Schools Hockey Association, as the official title partner sponsor of the 2018 Schools Hockey Nationals under-16 and under-18 categories as well as the National Schools Teams for this season. This sponsorship forms part of iWYZE’s vision to support and groom the...
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SA Women’s Hockey Squad named for the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup
African women champions South Africa have announced their 18-player squad for the 2018 FIH Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup. Sheldon Rostron’s squad, who qualified for the World Cup when they finished fifth at the FIH World League Semi-Final in Johannesburg in June 2017, features a blend of some superb youngsters coupled with experienced campaigners. One of the notable names missing is Ilse...
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SA U21 Men | South Africa under 21 Invitational Men named for IPT
The teenager Dayaan Cassiem has established himself as one of the most exciting youngsters in world hockey. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images for FIH The South African Hockey Association announces the South African under 21 Invitational Mens Squad to take part in this year’s Senior Men’s IPT in Pietermaritzburg at the beginning of August. This represents the next phase of the squad's development...
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Illse Davids calls time on her SA Hockey Career
Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix After 176 games for the South African Women’s Hockey Team, the diminutive midfielder Illse Davids has decided to hang up her stick and call time on her international career. Having debuted back in 2007 at Kenya in the African Hockey Cup of Nations, the former Wynberg Girls High School student, was a constant on the team sheet under Jenny King, Giles Bonnet and...
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In Memory of Golden Girl Liz Chase
In recent years there have been some incredible fairy-tale victories in sport, where teams have risen against the odds to secure a title. None of these have been more prevalent in world sport than the victory of Leicester City in the Premier League in 2016. Of course, the blueprint for that success was actually written in 1980, when 16 hastily assembled, ill-prepared ladies represented Zimbabwe...
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Women’s IPT 2018 | Southern Gauteng are the 2018 Champions
After a week of intense hockey action, the final day of the 2018 SA Women’s Hockey IPT, hosted by SPAR KZN Raiders, saw 9 games played across the two divisions to decide the final placing in for this year. Incredibly 6 of the 9 games were decided by showdowns, meaning the final day could very well rather have been called the IPT 2018 Showdownsᵀᴹ. There can be only one place to start however...
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Women’s IPT 2018 | Its Southern Gauteng vs. Tuffy Western Province in the final
We obviously have to start at the most obvious place this morning and that is with the two semi-finals in the A section. It was an incredible atmosphere at the Riverside Sports Club as the opening match between Southern Gauteng and North West got underway. North West could not have asked for a better start as National skipper Sulette Damons finished off a fourth-minute penalty corner to give the...
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Women’s IPT 2018 | Defending champions crash out, Western Province sneak through
The final spots in the top four were only decided in the final game of the group stage, which added to the excitement in front of a packed Riverside Sports crowd, one of the best ever seen for a Women’s IPT in South Africa. Earlier in the day, Free State put themselves in a great position for making the semi-finals when they demolished WP Pens 5-1, with who else but Cornelle Holtzhausen netting...
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Women’s IPT 2018 | The permutations ahead of final day of Group Stage
Four days into the 2018 SA Hockey Women’s IPT and the semi-final line-up is close to being completed with just one day of action left to go. Southern Gauteng has now secured their place in the semi-finals after a superb tactical victory over Free State to start the day. Free State has been the impressive union so far of this year’s IPT with the result of the tournament being their victory...
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Women’s IPT 2018 |Big Statement from Free State on Day Three
The first two days of the 2018 IPT, fantastically organised by SPAR KZN Hockey, had really gone to script with Eastern Province securing a draw against Free State being the only result that blotted the coffee book so far. That would see a change in a remarkable opening game of the third day as Tuffy Western Province took on the Free State side. Tuffy Western Province can call on an incredible...
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Womens IPT 2018 | Six Games, Six Convincing Wins
The Women’s SA Hockey IPT 2018 opened its second day of competition by opening the B section’s competition for 2018 and that’s where we will start. The B Section features 7 teams looking for an opportunity to earn a place at the top table in the future. The format features each team playing each other once where the top 2 will then compete in the final. SA Country Districts A laid down the...
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Women’s IPT 2018 | Day 1 sees the favourites meet expectations
Riverside Hockey club is the perfect venue and on the opening day, it witnessed some nearly perfect hockey at the SPAR AstroTurf. The first day of the 2018 SA Hockey Women’s IPT, saw only the A Section in action and four of the five games went the way you would expect. To start off the day North West was inspired by National captain Sulette Damons, who netted a hat-trick in a 7-1 demolition of...
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Women's IPT 2018 Fixtures
The National Women's IPT gets underway today in Durban, hosted by SPAR KZN Raiders. The SPAR KZN Raiders will be looking to complete the double for a second consecutive year. There will be daily articles on SAHockey.co.za. You can also follow on the SAHA dedicated TMS through the link on the top of the screen.  Here are the fixtures:     
CWG 2018 | South Africa show class to defeat Canada
  The Commonwealth Games was always due to be a learning experience for the young South African team led by Mark Hopkins for the first time. It had been an incredibly tough start but in small patches, there had been signs of the quality for the South African Men. Taking on Canada was about continuing this learning experience but also it was a chance to take the upper hand in the mental game...
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CWG 2018 | South Africa fall short in chase for Semi-Finals
The South African Women’s hockey side today fell short in their quest to qualify for the Semi-Finals of the Commonwealth Games when they were defeated by India on the Gold Coast. South Africa entered the match knowing that only victory would be sufficient. India, however, set up to frustrate the South Africans and set about sitting off of their African opponents and waiting for the opportunity...
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CWG 2018 | SA Women keep hopes alive
It was a much win game for the South African women’s hockey team as they came up against their Welsh counterparts. Sheldon Rostron’s team had shown glimpses of quality against Malaysia but were frustrated by their inability to control the game, it was clear that the team set about getting this right against Wales. South Africa would not underestimate the Welsh who themselves celebrated the...
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CWG 2018 | Men fall to the might of New Zealand
The Commonwealth Games have been a baptism of fire for the young South African Men's squad featuring 9 players under the age of 25, and a handful of those playing at their first ever major tournament. After the opening defeats to Scotland and Australia, a meeting against bogey side New Zealand would not have been the most exciting appetiser for the South Africans.  However, that is the way that...
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CWG 2018 | Improved performance from Team SA not enough for victory
Both the SA Hockey Men and SA Hockey Women approached their second match at the Commonwealth Games with a renewed determination to change their fortunes after opening defeats. The SA Men had the toughest possible opponent to attempt that against as they came up against Australia the current World League, Azlan Shah and Oceania Cup champions and the only team to ever win a Commonwealth Games Gold...
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Meet Phumelela "Phumz" Mbande
The South African Hockey Women are currently in Australia at the Commonwealth Games with a goal to try and secure a medal against the odds. If they are going to be successful then they will be looking towards Phumelela Mbande in goals to be a differentiating factor. The Carter High School product has earned 25 caps since her debut against Chile in 2013 and before she darted off to Australia we...
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CWG 2018 | Tough day one for SA Men and Women
Photo: Quanita Bobbs in action, courtesy Anton Geyser/Saspa The South African Women’s hockey team were always going to face a tough encounter as they opened their 2018 Commonwealth Games against the much fancied England. There was a cautious optimism in the South African fan base as the ladies have shown glimpses of truly world-class performance in the past, and the team was eager to make that...
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