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Sheldon Rostron in the dugout. Photo: Terry February Photography, www.safieldhockey.co.za

The South African Hockey Association have released the name of the new head coach of the South Africa women's hockey team.

South African Sheldon Rostron, who has been with the team in coaching and management positions through major tournaments such as the Olympic Games, and the 2014 World Cup and Commonwealth Games, has been appointed as head coach.

"It is a great honour and a wonderful opportunity," said Rostron on Tuesday.

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An inspired goalkeeping display by Megane Simons was the key factor in Belgium’s series-levelling 3-1 win over the Investec South Africa women’s hockey team in Cape Town Monday night.

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Outstanding SA goalkeeper Sanani Mangisa makes yet another save during the first half of the fifth Test against Belgium at Hartleyvale in Cape Town Sunday. SA won 1-0 to lead the series 2-1. Photo ACTION PIX

A wonderful goal by Lilian du Plessis in the 10th minute gave the Investec South Africa women’s hockey team a 1-0 win over Belgium in the fifth Test match at Hartleyvale in Cape own Sunday.

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SA captain and striker Sulette Damons in full flight during the fourth Test against Belgium at Hartleyvale in Cape Town Thursday. Belgium won 3-2 to tie the series 1-1. Photo credit ACTION PIX

It was the strangest of Test matches, the Investec South Africa women’s hockey team looking like champions in the opening 20 minutes to lead 2-0 before Belgium came back to dominate the rest of this fourth encounter of the six-match series at Hartleyvale in Cape Town Thursday night.

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SA's Shelley Russell scythes through during the second Test against Belgium at Hartleyvale Saturday. The match ended 3-3. Photo credit MAX BOSANQUET

The spirited Investec South Africa women’s hockey team came back from a 2-0 half-time deficit to draw 3-3 with Belgium in a heart-stopping second Test at Hartleyvale in Cape Town Saturday.

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SA goalkeeper Sanani Mangisa, in her 100th Test match, palms away a Begium penalty corner during the third Test at Hartleyvale in Cape Town Wednesday. SA won 3-2 to lead the six-Test series 1-0, The first two Tests were drawn 1-1 and 2-2. Photo: MATT WITHERS

In what was a great exhibition of attacking play the Investec South Africa women’s hockey team beat Belgium 3-2 after leading 2-1 at half-time in the third Test at Hartleyvale in Cape Town Wednesday night.

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SA's Shelley Russell on attack in the first Test against Chile at Hartleyvale in Cape Town Thursday. PHOTO MATT WITHERS

The women’s section of the Cape Town Summer Series came alive at Hartleyvale in Cape Town Thursday night when the world’s 11th-ranked Investec South Africa women’s hockey team beat impressive world number 20 Chile 4-2 after the score was 1-1 at half-time.

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South Africa's Candice Manuel of Western Province in between Chilean defenders Sofia Walbaum (left) and Constanza Palma during the series-deciding fourth Test at Hartleyvale in Cape Town Tuesday night. PHOTO BY MATT WITHERS (ACTION PIX)

The Investec South Africa women’s hockey team were upset 1-0 by underdogs Chile to tie the four-Test series 2-2 at Hartleyvale in Cape Town Tuesday night.

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SA captain Sulette Damons in control as Sofia Walbaum of Chile closes in during the third Test at Hartleyvale in Cape Town Monday. Photo credit to MATT WITHERS (Action Pix)

Three goals inside six minutes in  the second chukka and three goals inside six minutes in the third chukka earned the Investec South Africa women’s hockey team a 6-0 win over Chile in the third Test at Hartleyvale in Cape Town Monday.

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JONATHAN COOK at Hartleyvale


SA forward Bernie Coston on attack against Belgium during the first Test at Hartlevale in Cape Town Friday.

The Investec South Africa women’s hockey team and Belgium fought out a 1-1 draw in the exciting first Test of the six-Test series at Hartleyvale Friday night after the Belgians led 1-0 at half-time.

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