The Luck of the Irish almost enough, but SPAR South Africa win tight tussle
The second test of the SPAR Indoor test series between SPAR South Africa and the visiting Irish took place tonight at Danville Park Girls School in Durban North. The hosts had triumphed 2-1 in a tight battle on the opening night and were looking to take a 2-0 lead before the series heads to the Pro Series Indoor Nationals in Cape Town. David Passmore, who has created an extremely competitive side...
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SPAR South Africa eyes are smiling in Irish opener
At the end of the SPAR Indoor Test Series between South Africa and Ireland, the hosts will have played 29 indoor hockey test matches in the year, incredibly this test match was the first in 29 years for the visitors. Incredibly that meant that all but three of ladies would not have been alive when that team competed. As a result, all 12 players that featured in the opening test match made their...
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Sihle Ntuli appointed SA U21 Men’s Coach
The South African Hockey Association have today announced Sihle Ntuli as the new head coach of the SA Under 21 Hockey Men, succeeding previous incumbent Neville Rothman, who has stepped down. The appointment will be for the period up to and including the 2021 FIH Junior Hockey World Cup. Sihle is no stranger to the national set up in South Africa as he was the head coach of the SA U18’s at the...
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SPAR South Africa head into the unknown against Ireland
With the fantastic support of SPAR, the South African Indoor Hockey Women have had a superb programme that has seen them grow from strength to strength over the past five or six years. The adventure continues this week as the hosts will take on Ireland for the first time on the indoor courts. Ireland made waves last year when they made the final of the Outdoor FIH Hockey World Cup performing well...
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SA Hockey AGM elects three EXCO Members
The 2019 South African Hockey Executive Committee Meeting took place this weekend in Johannesburg. In the rotation of roles this year the portfolios for Corporate Governance, Events and High Performance were up for election at this AGM. In the corporate governance the incumbent in the role Lwandile Simelane stood unopposed and will continue in the role that is an integral part of achieving our...
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South African Sides learn their opposition in the Tokyo Olympic Games
  The South African Men’s and Women’s Hockey sides today received official confirmation of their place in the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020. The men have a best finish of 10th at the Olympic Games and will look to improve on that in their 5th appearance at the Games after Atlanta 1996, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012. The women will also have their fifth appearance having missed out...
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Switzerland Series goes Superbly for South African Indoor Hockey
480 minutes of Indoor Hockey were played across three venues in two provinces with the South African teams tasting defeat exactly zero times. Two teams on opposite ends of their journey’s but with remarkably similar results. The SPAR South Africa side will look back on a series where they were able to expose a new player in Kayla de Waal while the return from injury of Eloise Walters was also a...
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BlitzStoks and SPAR South Africa near undefeated series
Two weeks ago, if you had told me that after ten matches of indoor hockey the two South African sides would not have tasted defeat against their higher ranked Swiss opposition, I would have challenged you to renew your prescription. Of course, I’m not saying that we couldn’t win, but just that it the nature of the game would prove that to be unlikely. Instead as we sit here both the men and...
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BlitzStoks make history while SPAR South Africa continue domination
Like all great movie trilogies, the Indoor Test Series between South Africa and Switzerland men and women, headed into its fourth part in Cape Town. The venue in Western Cape was Sunningdale, a bigger and faster court than the teams had experienced in Durban offering a brilliant and tantalising prospect for the remaining three tests. The teams had got to know each other in Durban so instead of...
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BlitzStoks and SPAR South Africa victorious as Durban leg concludes
The Durban leg of the Switzerland and South Africa Indoor test series concluded in unfamiliar surroundings after the local organising committee decided to move to Ashton College to protect the quality of indoor hockey on display. Despite the logistics change, the new venue seemed to raise the game for all four teams as they produced a fantastic display of indoor hockey. Liberated by the...
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VENUE CHANGE – THIRD TEST SOUTH AFRICA VS. SWITZERLAND
The South African Hockey Association would like to notify all indoor hockey fans that the venue for the final test matches of the Durban leg of the South Africa and Switzerland men and women indoor hockey test series has been moved to Ashton College in Ballito. The change has been made to ensure the quality of the test matches is not compromised.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the...
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Historic Night for BlitzStoks while SPAR SA continue to Shine
The second night of the indoor test series between both the South African and Swiss Men and Women proved to be a night that belonged to the lower ranked South African sides. The BlitzStoks produced a moment of historical significance while SPAR South Africa showed their continued superiority over a team ranked 9 places above them in the Official Indoor Hockey World Ratings. For the BlitzStoks,...
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Super start for SPAR South Africa while BlitzStoks earn fantastic draw
The much-anticipated Indoor Test Series between South African and Switzerland’s indoor Men and Women got underway in a massive thunderstorm in Durban North. The weather didn’t put off a capacity crowd inside the Danville Park Indoor Sports Centre, filled with South Africans still high on cloud 9 from the Springbok World Cup win. The BlitzStoks played the earlier game with the return of Keagan...
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The BlitzStoks are Back!
The last time SA Indoor Hockey Men’s Jethro Eustice took to the indoor court to represent the Green and Gold was on the 11 February 2018, 637 days ago, when his two goals helped the BlitzStoks beat Kazakhstan to secure 11th place at the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup. Remarkably, since that time he has played in the Commonwealth Games, the FIH Hockey World Cup, the FIH Hockey Series Final and the...
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A brave new world for Indoor Hockey as the Swiss teams arrive
Indoor Hockey begins its brave new world in South Africa as the Swiss Men and Women head to the home of the Rugby World Cup Champions for the first ever series played under the new rules of indoor Hockey. Under the new rules the matches will be four quarters of 10 minutes and that fundamental change throws up a variety of options for coaches. Of course, it’s also a new world for the South...
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SA Hockey announce SA Men’s Indoor coach for Switzerland Series
There is much excitement ahead of the indoor hockey test series between Switzerland and hosts South Africa next month taking part in Durban and Cape Town. It will be the first men’s indoor hockey test match played on South African soil in almost 5 years. Of course, the men have played a host of exhibition games at the Pro Series Indoor Nationals over the years, but those have not counted as...
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SPAR South Africa squads named for three test series
The SPAR South Africa Indoor Hockey squad has been named for the next three indoor hockey test series. The team is on a massive high following their superb run of form over the past 24 months and will get to test themselves against Switzerland and Ireland at home before heading to Poland in January. The South Africans will be excited for the challenge against Switzerland after they were...
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SA Men’s Indoor Hockey squad named for Switzerland Series
The South African Hockey Association has today announced the South African Men’s Indoor Hockey side that will take on Switzerland in a 6 match test series in Durban and Cape Town in November. We are also pleased to share that the team will be backed by Tops at SPAR for the Switzerland Series. It’s the first taste of international indoor hockey for the South African Men since the FIH Indoor...
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SA Hockey Women’s Squad named
The SA Hockey Association are pleased to announce the SA Womens 2019/2020 Squad as coach Robin van Ginkel prepares for the next period of his reign. The squad selected features 41 players that impressed selectors at the August IPT in Bloemfontein. The Final was contested by Northern Blues and Southern Gauteng, with tournament top player Celia Evans included in van Ginkel’s squad along with...
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SA Hockey Men’s Squad named
The SA Hockey Association are pleased to announce the SA Mens 2019/2020 Squad as coach Garreth Ewing has a firm eye now on the Tokyo Olympic Games. The squad selected features 36 players that impressed selectors at the August IPT in Bloemfontein. The Final was contested by Western Province and Southern Gauteng, with each finalist having ten players in the 36 selected players. A further 9...
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