Feb 12, 2024

SA Womens Squad named for 13th African Games

South Africa first competed in the African Games Hockey contest on return from isolation in 1995. The South African women would win the gold medal in 95, 99 and 2003 without losing a game. Hockey was then removed from the African Games events before it has now been included 21 years later with the South Africans keen to defend their crown.

For the South Africa team with eyes focused on Paris 2024 the tournament offers another opportunity for the team to develop and build their connections in tournament conditions in Accra.

Returning to the squad announced by SASCOC on the back of their successful FIH Hockey5s World Cup campaign are Dirkie Chamberlain and Rea Phume. They are the most and least experienced two members of the squad respectively.

Erin Christie, who recently earned her 100th test cap, Celia Seerane and Quanita Bobbs are the other centurions who add the experience to a youthful side that continue to grow in experience together as they continue on their journey to the Paris Olympics.

The full schedule will be shared on SA Hockey media pages once available.

SA Women’s Squad – 2023 African Games

Name Caps Name Caps Name Caps
Anelle van Deventer 46 Edith Molikoe 34 Onthatile Zulu 56
Antonette Louw 26 Erin Christie 105 Paris-Gail Isaacs 7
Aphiwe Dimba 12 Hannah Pearce 41 Quanita Bobbs 184
Bianca Wood 47 Kayla de Waal 20 Rheabetswe Phume 2
Celia Seerane 185 Kayla Swarts 18 Taheera Augousti 26
Dirkie Chamberlain 243 Ntsopa Mokoena 26 Tarryn Lombard 91

SA Women’s Staff – 2023 African Games

Lyn Abrahamse, Giles Bonnet, Marcelle Keet, Nkuliso Zondi
Added team official: Wayne Lombard

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