SA Hockey Women Squad named for Summer Series
The South African Women’s Hockey side are bracing for a bumper 7 months that will culminate in their confirmed participation in the Tokyo Olympic Games in July. The first step of this journey is the squad heading down to Stellenbosch where they will take on the SA Invitational U21 side, Netherlands U21, Ireland and Germany. The SA Hockey Women’s squad has today been announced for the Summer...
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SA Invitational U21 Ladies Announced
The eagerly anticipated summer series is back. Maties Hockey will be hosting the South African Women’s Hockey team from the 19 January until the 04 February. The South Africans will take on Ireland and Germany, while the SA U21 Invitational side will take on Netherlands. Today the SA Hockey Association has great pleasure in announcing the South African U21 Invitational side: # Player Name...
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SA Hockey Association: Calling for Nominees for HP Sub-Committee
The South African Hockey Association are calling for applications for the positions listed below. Each applicant must complete the application form and submit a short CV. A short job description for the position is available. Your Application and CV must be submitted to sahockey@icon.co.za Application Form Click here The following vacancies are available.   
SPAR South Africa share series after superb final test
In the space of 12 months the SPAR South African women’s team have drawn a series with the world number five, beaten the world number 7 twice and now shared a series away from home with the World number 6. This result comes on the back of a superb and swashbuckling performance in a 3-1 win in the final test match of the series. It wasn’t all easy going for the African’s who found themselves...
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SPAR South Africa keep series alive with victory in Poznan
The fourth test of the Indoor Hockey Test series between Poland and South Africa moved to Poznan in front of a packed crowd as the hosts looked to seal the series. SPAR South Africa were looking to keep the series alive ahead of the final test in Rogowo on Sunday. The South Africans had showed improvements in the second and third test against a country they have never beaten before but were left...
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SPAR South Africa in Pink lose in last minute to Poland
The third test between Poland and SPAR South Africa took place in Rogowa last night. Poland led the five-match series 1-0 after two games and were up against a fired up South African side dressed in Pink for the occasion. In a combined initiative between SPAR and the South African Women’s Indoor Hockey team, the team will wear pink on certain fixtures in standing up for No Violence against...
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100 up for O’Connor and Botha
The SPAR South African side took on the Polish Indoor Hockey team for the second test in Rogowo this morning. The game marked the 100th cap for Jessica O’Connor joining her skipper in the centurion club. Incredibly O’Connor has played every single test match since her debut against Namibia on 11 April 2014, a superb statement to her fitness. Remarkably the match also marked coach Lennie...
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SPAR South Africa open Polish series with defeat
The positivity around the SPAR South Africa side is so high right now that as the 16th ranked nation in the world travelled to play the World Number 6 side in their own back yard expectation was high. The South Africans completed a fantastic 2019 winning 22 of 28 test matches including series victories against Ireland and Switzerland and sharing a series with the Czech Republic side in Prague....
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SPAR South Africa to take on Poland
Looking back at the 2019 calendar year the SPAR South African Indoor Hockey management team will be delighted. The year started off with the historic series victory in Switzerland and ended with captain Cindy Hack’s 100th game in front of a capacity crowd in Cape Town. They played a record breaking 28 test matches in the year, winning 22 and drawing three. Instead of sitting back, they are at...
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Fixtures released for the Tokyo Olympic Games
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) today revealed the match schedule for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Hockey tournaments, the perfect #GiftofHockey before Christmas. Both the South African Men and the South African Women will be taking part in the Olympic Games and looked on with added excitement. The opening match will involve the Men’s national squads of Japan, the hosts, and the current...
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Pink SPAR South Africa victorious in Hack’s 100th
The Sixth and final test of the SPAR Indoor Series between South Africa and Ireland was played tonight at the Bellville Velodrome. The two teams who have fought out a fantastic series over 5 days and two provinces renewed rivalries for one last time.  The SPAR South Africa team were all dressed in pink to as in conjunction with SPAR they created an initiative to stand together against...
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SPAR South Africa to wear Pink in standing against Gender Based Violence
In a combined initiative between SPAR and the South African Women’s Indoor Hockey team, the team will wear pink tonight (10 December 2019) in the final test against Ireland Indoor Hockey at the Bellville Velodrome. The 10 December is the final day of the 16 days of activism for No Violence against Women and Children and it is this same initiative that the team, along with title sponsor SPAR...
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SPAR South Africa make it 5 out of 5 against Ireland
The fifth test match of the Indoor Hockey International Series between SPAR South Africa and Ireland Indoor Hockey took place at the Belville Velodrome this morning. Being the only morning match of the series offered its own challenges for the two teams, but it promised to still be a good test match. After a superb defensive block of the opening South African Penalty corner, Ireland created their...
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Hat-trick Hero Hack leads the Hosts Home
The fourth test of the inaugural indoor hockey test series between SPAR South Africa and Ireland Indoor Hockey took place at the Bellville Velodrome in the Western Cape last night. The South Africans headed into the game on the back of a 17-match unbeaten run stretching back to January and led the series 3-0. They were expecting a backlash from the Irish in game four in front of about 2000...
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SPAR South Africa sublime in opening Cape Town Test
The third test of the SPAR Indoor Series moved to Cape Town and to the Pro Series Indoor at the iconic Bellville Velodrome. The Velodrome that has played host to Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, the Offspring and Bruce Springsteen previously is no stranger to iconic events and is the perfect host for the first ever indoor hockey series between the South Africans and the Irish. After two very tight...
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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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