Sep 27, 2023

SA Hockey U21 Women named for Junior World Cup

SA Hockey has announced the 18-player squad for the FIH Junior Women’s World Cup 2023 taking place in Santiago in Chile in December 2023.  The young South Africans, who are ranked 8th in the FIH Junior Rankings will take on defending champions Netherlands, hosts Chile and old rivals Australia in Pool B.

The South Africans will be taking part in the tournament for the 8th consecutive time, having qualified for the event when they were crowned African Champions in Egypt at the Junior African Cup.

South Africa feature several players who have earned themselves senior caps already including Taheera Augousti, Kayla Swarts and Ntsopa Mokoena. They will also have Cerian Fourie, Daniella de Oliveira (Indoor Hockey) and Rea Phume (Hockey5s) who have experience at Senior International Hockey level to help guide the team through the pressure of the showpiece event.

Head Coach Lenise Marais:

“We are pleased to announce the players that will represent South Africa at the FIH Junior Hockey Women’s World Cup. The players have worked hard and made the selection process incredibly difficult. We have selected a team that we believe will challenge and continue to make South Africa proud.”

SA Hockey U21 Women’s Squad – FIH Junior World Cup 2023

Morgan De Jager Caylin Maree Jenna Blaauw
Ane Janse van Vuuren Leane McClaren Katlego Bodibe
Cerian Fourie Tatum Kroutz Germarie Spershott
Paris Gail Isaacs Taheera Augousti Mikkela le Roux
Kayla Swarts Reabetswe Phume Malikah Hamza
Ntsopa Mokoena Shanna Mendonca Daniella Mendes de Oliveira

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