The South African Hockey Association (SAHA) has confirmed that majority of the matches that will be played at the upcoming International Hockey Federation (FIH) men’s Junior World Cup (JWC) will be broadcast live on selected SuperSport channels.

Set to take place in India from 8th to 18th December 2016, the men’s JWC, held every four years, is a spectacle of new talent. The event is the perfect platform for young players to unleash their raw skill onto the international hockey scene. With 16 teams competing for the ultimate prize the men’s JWC is always an exciting event.

Launched at the FIH Congress in 2014, the Hockey Revolution has sparked a new era in hockey worldwide.  The Hockey Revolution is a ten-year strategy for hockey and will pave the way until 2024 – the FIH Centenary.

At the outset of this strategy, five key initiatives were identified to drive the FIH towards its goals. The second initiative is to revolutionise TV production and distribute it far and wide, giving every person on the planet the chance to fall in love with sport.

Marissa Langeni, CEO of SAHA said: “This is a very exciting moment for hockey in South Africa and is a key part of the FIH’s Hockey Revolution strategy. Over the course of the men's JWC, SuperSport will be providing hockey enthusiasts with a world class TV broadcast, bringing fans much closer to all of the action.

“For the 2016 event, 40 of the men’s JWC games, including all of South Africa men’s matches, the semi-finals and the finals will be broadcast live across selected SuperSport channels. We are grateful for SuperSport’s investment and commitment to growing hockey within South Africa.”

Hockey fans across South Africa will be able to watch the following games, via various SuperSport platforms:

Date

Episode

Time

Channel

Status

Thursday, 8 December 2016

New Zealand vs Japan

8:00

SS8

Live

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Germany vs Spain

10:00

SS8

Live

Thursday, 8 December 2016

England vs South Africa

12:00

SS7 only

Live

Thursday, 8 December 2016

India vs Canada

15:30

SS8

Live

Friday, 9 December 2016

Belgium vs Egypt

10:30

SS8

Live

Friday, 9 December 2016

Spain vs Japan

12:30

SS8

Live

Friday, 9 December 2016

New Zealand vs Germany

14:30

SS8

Live

Friday, 9 December 2016

Netherlands vs Pakistan

16:30

SS8

Live

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Korea vs Austria

9:30

SS8

Live

Saturday, 10 December 2016

South Africa vs Canada

11:30

SS6 only

Live

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Argentina vs Australia

13:30

SS8

Live

Saturday, 10 December 2016

India vs England

19:10

SS8

Delayed

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Germany vs Japan

9:30

SS8

Live

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Belgium vs Netherlands

11:30

SS8

Live

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Pakistan vs Egypt

13:30

SS8

Live

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Spain vs New Zealand

15:30

SS8

Live

Monday, 12 December 2016

Korea vs Argentina

10:30

SS8

Live

Monday, 12 December 2016

Netherlands vs Egypt

12:30

SS8

Live

Monday, 12 December 2016

Pakistan vs Belgium

14:30

SS8

Live

Monday, 12 December 2016

South Africa vs India

16:30

SS7 only

Live

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Quarter Final 1

8:45

SS7's

Live

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Quarter Final 2

11:00

SS7's

Live

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Quarter Final 3

13:15

SS7's

Live

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Quarter Final 4

15:30

SS7's

Live

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Playoff Match 1

8:45

SS8

Live

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Playoff Match 2

11:00

SS8

Live

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Playoff Match 3

13:15

SS8

Live

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Playoff Match 4

15:30

SS8

Live

Friday, 16 December 2016

Playoff Match 5

8:45

SS8

Live

Friday, 16 December 2016

Playoff Match 6

11:00

SS8

Live

Friday, 16 December 2016

Semi Final 1

13:15

SS7's

Live

Friday, 16 December 2016

Semi Final 2

15:30

SS7's

Live

Saturday, 17 December 2016

15th/16 Place

8:45

SS8

Live

Saturday, 17 December 2016

13th/14 Place

11:00

SS8

Live

Saturday, 17 December 2016

11th/12th Place

13:15

SS8

Live

Saturday, 17 December 2016

9th/10th Place

19:00

SS8

Delayed

Sunday, 18 December 2016

7th/8th Place

8:45

SS7's

Live

Sunday, 18 December 2016

5th/6th Place

11:00

SS7's

Live

Sunday, 18 December 2016

3rd/4th Place

13:15

SS7's

Live

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Final

15:30

SS7's

Live