May 18, 2023

South African Hockey Extends Justin Rosenberg’s Contract as Head Coach of the Indoor Men’s Team

South African Hockey is thrilled to announce the extension of Justin Rosenberg’s tenure as the head coach of the South African Hockey Indoor Men’s team. Rosenberg, who took over the role in 2021 following Ryan Hack’s departure, has been instrumental in the team’s success and will continue to lead them through the upcoming 2025 FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup.

Since assuming the position of head coach, Rosenberg has overseen an impressive 20 games with the South African Indoor Hockey Men’s team. Under his guidance, the team has achieved remarkable results, securing 10 wins, 7 draws, and only 3 losses. Notably, Rosenberg led the team to a historic 6th-place finish at the Indoor Hockey World Cup in Pretoria, which propelled them to an all-time high world ranking of 7th.

Shaune Baaitjies, the acting CEO of SA Hockey, expressed her confidence in Rosenberg’s leadership:

“We are delighted to extend Justin Rosenberg’s contract as the head coach of the South African Hockey Indoor Men’s team. His dedication and strategic approach have been pivotal in the team’s recent successes. We believe Justin is the ideal candidate to continue leading the team towards further achievements, and we look forward to the upcoming FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup under his guidance.”

Justin Rosenberg shared his excitement and commitment to the team’s future endeavors:

“It is a great honor to have my contract extended and continue working with the South African Hockey Indoor Men’s team. The progress we have made together is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the players and staff. We have set our sights on achieving even greater heights, particularly with the upcoming 2025 FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup. I am grateful to South African Hockey for their trust and support, and we will strive to make our country proud.”

With Justin Rosenberg’s extended contract, South African Hockey is confident in the team’s ability to excel and compete at the highest level. As they prepare for the 2025 FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup, the team aims to build upon their recent successes and make a strong impact on the global stage.

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