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21/09: SA Women's Squad Announced

Hot on the heels of the SA Men's squad, SAHA has also announced a 44-player SA Women's squad, aimed at preparing for the 2021 African Cup, the 2022 FIH World Cup and the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The squad is as follows: Kirsty Adams (NW), Stephanie Baxter (NW), Quanita Bobbs (WP), Kara Botes (SG), Casey-Jean Botha (FS), Stephanie Botha (WP), Dirkie Chamberlain (WP), Isabella da Rocha (SG), Ashley Datnow (SG), Lisa Deetlefs (SG), Lilian du Plessis (SG), Courtney du Preez (NW), Mishka Eliis (SA U21), Celia Evans (Northerns), Tegan Fourie (KZNR), Tarryn Glasby (WP), Simone Gouws (FS), Erin Hunter (SG), Lizanne Jacobs (FS), Lezaan Jansen van Vuuren (SA U21), Robyn Johnson (SG), Jessica Lardant (KZNR), Charne Maddocks (NW), Ongeziwe Mali (EP), Tarryn Mallet (SG), Marizen Marais (Northerns), Toni Marks (EP), Jade Mayne (WP), Phumelela Mbande (Northerns), Mmatshepo Modipane (SG), Edith Molikoe (SA U21), Kristen Paton (SG), Hannah Pearce (SG), Nepo Serage (SA U21), Shindre-Lee Simmons (FS), Sandi Tabata (WP), Sylvia van Jaarsveldt (SG), Marelize van Tonder (SG), Marguerite van Wyk (Northerns), Izelle Verster (Northerns), Nomnikelo Veto (SG), Nicole Walraven (Northerns), Bianca Wood (Bor), Onthathile Zulu (SA U21).

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

19/09: SA Men's Squad Announced

SAHA has announced a squad of 45 players in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics, but also with a view to the 2021 African Cup, the 2022 FIH World Cup and the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The squad is as follows: Alex Stewart (WP), Amkelwe Letuka (Northerns), Andrew Hobson (WP), Austin Smith (WP), Brad Sherwood (Northerns), Chad Futcher (SG), Charlie Bowren (WP), Clinton Panther (KZNR), Cody van Wyk (SG), Connor Beauchamp (WP), Courtney Hallé (SG), Daniel Bell (WP), Daniel Sibbald (KZNR), Dayaan Cassiem (WP), Erasmus Pieterse (SG), Estiaan Kriek (SG), Gareth Heyns (SG), Gowan Jones (KZNR), Ignatius Malgraff (EP), Jared Cass (Northerns), Jethro Eustice (KZNR), Keenan Horne (WP), Le-Neal Jackson (Northerns), Luke Wynford (SA u21), Matthew Brown (SG), Matthew De Sousa (KZNR), Matthew Guise-Brown (Northerns), Miguel Da Graca (SG), Mohamed Mea (KZNR), Mustapha Cassiem (WP), Nic Spooner (SG), Nqobile Ntuli (Northerns), Owen Mvimbi (SG), Peabo Lembethe (Northerns), Richard Pautz (SG), Rusten Abrahams (SG), Ryan Crowe (WP), Ryan Julius (WP), Sam Mvimbi (Northerns), Siya Nolutshungu (KZNR), Taine Paton (KZNR), Taylor Dart (SG), Tevin Kok (Northerns), Tim Drummond (KZNR), Tyson Dlungwana (Northerns).

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

11/09: Two Northerns Umpires to Olympics

The FIH has announced the names of all officials that have been appointed for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.  The list of umpires includes Northerns umpires Michelle Joubert and Peter Wright, who will join three other South-Africans on the technical team, umpires manager Marelize de Klerk, umpire Annelize Rostron and medical officer Leigh Gordon.

Read a full report on the FIH Website.

03/09: SA Women Indoor Squad

SAHA has announced a squad of 19 players that will attend a training camp later in September.  From this squad a national team will be selected to play against Switzerland in November.

The squad is as follows: Alex Kavanagh (SG), Ammaarah Hendricks (WP), Amy Greaves (KZNI), Andrea Leader (WP), Celia Evans (NB), Cheree Greyvenstein (GK, KZNR), Cindy Hack (KZNR), Edith Molikoe (KZNI), Eloise Walters (KZNI), Jamie Southgate (WP), Jessica Lardant (KZNR), Jessica O'Connor (KZNR), Kara Botes (SG), Kayla de Waal (WP), Nepo Serage (GK, WP), Nompilo Thenjwayo (SG), Robyn Johnson (SG), Tegan Fourie (KZNR), Zimi Shange (GK, KZNR).

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

01/09: Northerns Women Win IPT

The Northerns Women's team have won the National Senior IPT in Bloemfontein, beating Southern Gauteng in a final that had to be decided via shoot-outs.  Northerns goalkeeper Phumi Mbande was chosen as goalkeeper of the tournament and Northerns player Celia Evans as player of the tournament.

Final standings were as follows:

Senior IPT 2019
Women AWomen B
1Northerns Blues1SG Witsies
2Southern Gauteng2WP Peninsula
3Western Province3KZN Mynahs
4Free State4Mpumalanga
5KZN Raiders5SACD
6Eastern Province6Northerns Daisies
7SA U217North West B
8North West8Free State B
9SG Nuggets
10Border

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

01/09: WP Men Win IPT

The Western Province men's team have won the National Senior IPT in Bloemfontein, beating Southern Gauteng in a final highlighted by 17-year-old Mustaphaa Cassiem who scored both of Western Province's goals in regulation time as well as the winning goal in the ensuing shoot-out.

Final standings were as follows:

Senior IPT 2019
Men AMen B
1Western Province1Free State
2Southern Gauteng2SACD
3Northerns Blues3KZN Mynahs
4SA U214SG Nuggets
5KZN Raiders5North West
6Eastern Province6KZN Inland
7SG Witsies7Mpumalanga
8WP Peninsula8Northern Cape

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

22/08: Accolades for Northerns Umpires

Two Northerns umpires, Peter Wright and Michelle Joubert, have been named as the African Hockey Federation's Umpires of the year for 2019.

18/08: SA Men and Women Win

Both the SA Men's and Women's teams have won the "African Hockey - Road to Tokyo 2020" tournaments in Stellenbosch.  The women outclassed Ghana by 6-0 on the final day and the men won a hard-fought encounter against traditional African rivals Egypt by 3-2.

Read a full report about the women on the SAHA Website.

Read a full report about the men on the SAHA Website.

04/08: PHL 2019 Champions

The Madikwe Rangers and the Drakensberg Dragons have been crowned as the women's and men's Premier Hockey League champions for 2019 respectively.

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

31/07: SA Under 21 Women

SAHA has announced the SA Under 21 Women's team that will be taking part in the National Senior IPT.  The team is as follows:

Anke Badenhorst (Free State), Mia Barnaard (North West), Kayla de Waal (Western Province), Jean-Leigh du Toit (Northerns Blues), Mishka Ellis (North West), Shelmy Hall (Western Province), Ammaarah Hendricks (Western Province), Lezaan Janse van Vuuren (Southern Gauteng), Sare Laubser (North West), Leratho Mahole (Northerns Blues), Kelsey Minnaar (North West), Edith Molikoe (Eastern Province), Lethabo Nkoe (Southern Gauteng), Maboloke Serage (Western Province), Sasha Siversten (Western Province), Ashleigh Thomas (Northerns Blues), Laila Williams (Eastern Province), Thati Zulu (Northerns Blues).

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

26/07: SA Women's Team

The SuperGroup South African Women's squad has been announced for the 2019 African Hockey Road to Tokyo Event in Stellenbosch from the 12-18 August 2019.  The team is as follows:

Erin Hunter (captain) (Southern Gauteng), Phumi Mbande (Vice-captain) (GK) (Northerns Blues), Quanita Bobbs (Western Province), Kara Botes (Southern Gauteng), Dirkie Chamberlain (North West), Lisa Deetlefs (Southern Gauteng), Lilian du Plessis (Southern Gauteng), Celia Evans (Northerns Blues), Tegan Fourie (KZN Raiders), Tarryn Glasby (Western Province), Robyn Johnson (Southern Gauteng), Marizen Marais (Northerns Blues), Mmathshepo Modipane (GK) (Southern Gauteng), Kristen Paton (Southern Gauteng), Hannah Pearce (SA U21), Sylvia van Jaarsveldt (Southern Gauteng), Izelle Verster (Northerns Blues), Nomnikelo Veto (SA U21), Bianca Wood (SA U21), Onthatile Zulu (Northerns Blues)

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

25/07: SA Under 21 Men

The SA Under 21 men's team that will be taking part in the National Senior IPT has been announced.  The team will be as follows:

Taine Bird (KZN Raiders), Kyle Coker (Northerns Blues), Clayton Saker (Western Province), Tevin Petersen (Western Province), Michael Newland-Nell (Southern Gauteng), Jacques v Tonder (Western Province), Michael Horan (Southern Gauteng), Guy Morgan (Northerns Blues), Matt Dewar (Northerns Blues), Sam Mvimbi (Northerns Blues), Jared Campbell (Northerns Blues), Luke Wynford (Western Province), Tumi Ramphele (Southern Gauteng Witsies), Simetu Bayanda (Western Province), Idrees Abdulla (Western Province), Peter Jarvis (Western Province), Brad Sherwood (Northerns Blues), Angelo Walstroom (KZN Raiders).

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

15/05: Two Northerns Umpires to FIH Pro Series

Two umpires from Northerns, Peter Wright and Michelle Joubert, have been appointed to umpire at the upcoming FIH Pro Series Grand Final Series where they will form part of the five men and five women who will be officiating.

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

09/05: SA Men's Squad Announced

The men's team that will take part in the FIH Hockey Series Final in Bhubaneswar from the 6 to 15 June has been announced.

The squad is as follows:

Tim Drummond (Captain) (KZN Raiders), Matthew Brown (SG), Dayaan Cassiem (WP), Taylor Dart (SG), Tyson Dlungwana (Northerns), Jethro Eustice (KZN Raiders), Keenan Horne (WP), Ryan Julius (WP), Nduduzo (Peabo) Lembethe (Northerns), Mohammed Mea (KZN Raiders), Siyavuya Nolutshungu (EP), Nqobile Ntuli (KZN Raiders), Richard Pautz (SG), Rassie Pieterse (SG), Austin Smith (WP), Matthew de Sousa (KZN Raiders), Nicholas Spooner (SG), Alex Stewart (WP)

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

02/05: SA Women's Squad Finalised

The women's team that will represent South Africa at the FIH Hockey Series Final in Valencia from 19 to 27 June has been announced.

The squad is as follows:

Erin Hunter (captain) (SG), Phumi Mbande (vice-captain) (Northerns), Stephanie Baxter (NW), Quanita Bobbs (WP), Kara Botes (SG), Dirkie Chamberlain (NW), Lisa Deetlefs (SG), Lilian du Plessis (SG), Celia Evans (Northerns), Tarryn Glasby (WP), Robyn Johnson (SG), Marizen Marais (Northerns), Mmathshepo Modipane (SG), Kristen Paton (SG), Hannah Pearce (SA U21), Sandi Tabata (SA U21), Izelle Verster (Northerns), Bianca Wood (SA U21)

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

01/05: New SA Men's Head Coach

Garreth Ewing has been announced as the new SA Men's Head Coach and he will be in charge of the team until the 2022 World Cup.

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

18/03: SA Women's Squad Announced

SAHA has announced the SA Women's squad from which the final tournament squad will be selected for the FIH Open Series Final in Valencia in June.  The squad is as follows:

Stephanie Baxter (NW), Quanita Bobbs (WP), Kara Botes (SG), Casey Jean Botha (SA U21), Stephanie Botha (SA U21), Dirkie Chamberlain (NW), Ashleigh Datnow (SG), Lisa Deetlefs (SG), Lilian du Plessis (SG), Celia Evans (Northerns), Tegan Fourie (SA U21), Tarryn Glasby (WP), Erin Hunter (SG), Robyn Johnson (SG), Nicole la Fleur (GK, WP), Ongi Mali (SA U21), Marizen Marais (Northerns), Phumi Mbande (GK, Northerns), Mmathshepo Modipane (GK, SG), Kristen Paton (SG), Hannah Pearce (SA U21), Sandi Tabata (SA U21), Izelle Verster (Northerns), Nikki Veto (SA U21), Nicole Walraven (FS), Bianca Wood (SA U21)

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

25/02: New Champions at Indoor IPT

New champions were crowned at the 2019 Indoor IPT, held in Pietermaritzburg from 20 to 24 February with the men from Western Province and the women from Southern Gauteng dethroning KZN Raiders who won both trophies in 2018.

Final standings were as follows:

Senior Indoor IPT 2019
MenWomen AWomen B
1Western Province1Southern Gauteng1Namibia
2Namibia2KZN Raiders2North West
3KZN Raiders3KZN Inland3KZN Robins
4KZN Inland4Western Province4SG Wits
5Southern Gauteng5KZN Mynahs5KZN Inland B
6Northerns Blues6Northerns Blues6Eastern Gauteng
7Eastern Province7Mpumalanga
8KZN Mynahs8WP Peninsula
9SG Wits
10KZN Inland B
11Mpumalanga
12Eastern Gauteng

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

11/02: New SAHA Executive

A new SAHA President and executive committee was elected on 10 February 2019.  Deon Morgan has been elected to replace outgoing president, Mike du Plessis.  Gary Carson has been elected as the new treasurer to replace Marq Roberts and Feico Mulder was re-elected as member for Rules & Technical and Education.  Three people were also co-opted – Luntu Ntloko for Marketing & Sponsorship, Gordon Pentecost for Legal Affairs and Owen Mvimbi as interim Athletes Commission Member.

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

18/12: New Rulebook for 2019

The FIH has released the customary biennial rule book update. A number of changes have been made, the most significant being the following:

  • No more "kicking back" – teams must now either play with a fully kitted keeper or only with field players.  This is not yet a permanent rule but a "mandatory experiment" meaning it will be reconsidered at a later stage and either included or abandoned.
  • Everybody will now play four quarters ("chukkas") of fifteen minutes each.  Time will be stopped when penalty corners are awarded and restarted as soon as the players are ready to play.
  • "Shadowing" a player taking a free hit within 5m of the circle may now only happen if the attacker takes the free hit quickly – failing this, all defenders are to retreat 5m from the ball.
  • A penalty corner is no longer considered over for purposes of substitution and the end of a quarter when it travels outside the circle twice.
  • If an attacker at a penalty corner breaks into the circle early, the injector is sent to the half-way line and not the offending player.
  • Defensive free hits awarded in the circle may now be taken anywhere in the circle, in addition to how it was previously taken.

Visit the Downloads Page to download the rule book in PDF format.  Changes from the 2017 rule book are indicated with lines in the left margin.

17/12: Latest World Rankings

Following on the completion of the recent men's World Cup, the FIH has announced the latest world rankings.  Belgium have jumped up two positions to claim the number one spot thanks to their win over the Netherlands in the final.  The other two significant upwards movers are China (up three positions to 14th) and France (up five positions to 15th).

South Africa have dropped from 15th to 16th.

Visit the Downloads Page to download the rankings in PDF format.

12/11: New SA Women's Coach

SAHA has announced that Rob van Ginkel has been appointed as head coach of the SA Women's team and has been tasked to take the team up to the World Cup in 2022.

Read the full article on the SAHA Website.

11/11: France win Test Series

France has won the men's test series against South Africa by 3-0.  The first match ended in a 2-2 draw with France winning the remaining matches 4-1, 3-1 and 2-1.

Read full match reports for Match 1, Match 2, Match 3, Match 4 on the SAHA website.


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