SA Hockey Welcomes postponement of Tokyo Olympic Games
The South African Hockey Association has welcomed the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games announced on Tuesday in a joint statement by President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo because of the Covid-19 virus. The Games have now been rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than the 2021 summer, in order to...
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STATEMENT | SA Hockey announcement regarding COVID-19 National Disaster
The South African Hockey Association takes serious note of the 15 March 2020 Government Gazette No. 43096 declaring the COVID-19  pandemic a National Disaster as pronounced by the President of the Republic of South Africa the Honourable Cyril Ramaphosa. Having considered the national address of the State President and his affirmation that “the situation calls for an extraordinary response;...
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Indoor IPT 2020 | SPAR KZN Raiders are the Women Champions
Western Province had fallen short at the semi-final stage in 2019 and SPAR KZN Raiders at the final stage. The 2020 Indoor Hockey IPT final at Danville Park Girls School offered them both an opportunity for redemption. Province had been given a mighty scare in their semi-final winning through to the final on a shootout against KZN Mynahs, while SPAR KZN Raiders were made to work for a narrow 1-0...
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Indoor IPT 2020 | Western Province defend their crown
Under the watchful eye of national indoor men’s coach David Joshua, the defending champions Western Province took on the hosts and 2018 winners KZN Raiders in a mouth-watering final. In the Raiders ranks were some of SA Indoor Hockey royalty with the likes of Jethro Eustice, Justin Domleo and Wade Paton all having played in the previous World Cup, while coach Ryan Hack is the national assistant...
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Indoor IPT 2020 | North West win the Women’s B Section
The Women’s 2020 IPT B Section final offered something that is probably the next best thing to a trophy and that’s promotion back to the tournaments top 8. At the beginning of the week the odds were on North West and Southern Gauteng Witsies to contest the final and both got there with varying degrees of difficulty. North West were given a might scare in their semi-final when they went 2-0...
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Indoor IPT 2020 | Fantastic final fours will fight for gold on Saturday
After three days of action in KwaZulu Natal, there are four teams left to fight for honours across the three tournaments. Men’s Tournament – Ashton College – Ballito Southern Gauteng and Western Province entertained a capacity crowd in Ballito as they produced an outstanding top of the table clash on Friday. Having led 2-0 through skipper Chad Futcher and an in-form Rusten Abrahams,...
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SA Hockey Statement | Durban Hockey Series cancelled
The South African Hockey Association announce with regret that the upcoming International hockey series in Durban featuring Ireland, Japan, China, Great Britain and South Africa has been cancelled as part of the preventative measures against the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made after discussions between the various national associations who decided that a cancellation of the series would...
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Indoor IPT 2020 – Women’s group stage ends while men’s tournament hots up
The second day of the 2020 Indoor IPT being hosted in KwaZulu Natal saw the completion of the first phase of the Women’s tournament while the men’s action heated up on a humid East Coast. Men’s Tournament – Ashton College – Ballito Mpumalanga were the undoubted entertainers of day 2 as their two games produced an outstanding 27 goals. In the opening game of the day Southern Gauteng...
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Opening day of IPT produces a few standout results
The first day of the 2020 Indoor Hockey IPT did not waste time in producing some fantastic hockey while the teams battled one another, the humidity and of course load shedding. At the end of day 1 of the 2020 tournament some teams were happier then others. Here is what went down in Durban. Men’s Tournament – Ashton College – Ballito The standout result from day 1 of the tournament was...
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A big year for indoor hockey starts with the Indoor IPT
In 2020 the South African Indoor Hockey Men and Women will take part in the African Hockey Indoor Cup of Nations with the goal of qualifying for the 2021 Indoor Hockey World Cup. With other test series planned on the Road to the World Cup it’s another big year for indoor hockey and the journey starts in Durban today. The Men’s Indoor Hockey IPT defending champions will be trying their best to...
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South Africa take on China in an unofficial series
Image - Kym Clayton In the wake of the devastation caused by the Corona Virus, world wide sports fixtures have been postponed. The gap left on the calendar has meant that an opportunity opened for China’s national hockey team to have a training camp in South Africa and ultimately that has led to an unofficial four match series between the two Olympic competitors. UCT Hockey ground in Cape Town...
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SA Hockey “suspends hand-shaking” due to Corona Virus fears
The South African Hockey Association like many South Africans and certainly global communities is concerned about the global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. Whilst South Africa has not had any confirmed cases in the early days of the initial outbreak this is no longer the case. We are part of a global community and our lives continue to intersect with the world on a daily basis via sport, travel,...
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SA Hockey Association: Indoor Hockey Vacancies
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.   
Final Game between SA and Germany Called off
The fourth and final test match of the 2020 Summer Series between South Africa and Germany at Wits University this morning has been called off. There was a technical fault at the venue that was unable to be rectified in the appropriate time.  The South African Hockey Association would like to apologise to the fans who made their way to the sadium, the players and the German management team for...
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South African Men produce superb defensive display to hold Germany to a draw
After the opening two matches of the series ended in heavy defeats for the South African Men, you would have been forgiven for expecting Germany to romp home to a third win at Wits University on Thursday night. You would of course been wrong, as the African Champions showed the heart that is a fabric of the South African sporting culture to hold the Germans to a 1-1 draw. The Germans started the...
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Germany outclass South Africa in Second Test Match
An intervention by Eskom and the water tanks malfunctioning meant that the second test between South Africa and Germany at Wits University was delayed by a couple of hours on Sunday. The delay could not dampen the spirit of the Germans and the strode out to convincing 7-1 win and a two nil series lead. The two sides, who will lock horns in a tough Olympic pool in Tokyo, had caused the two teams...
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Tough Day at the office for SA Hockey Men against slick Germans
Germany performed superbly in winning the opening test 11-2 against a somewhat understrength South African Men’s side at Wits University. The Germans showed why they were the gold medallists at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games as they were clinical in attack. The Germany side did not hide their big names as all of Tobias Hauke, Florian Fuchs, Martin Hans and Martin Zwickler featured from the...
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South Africa to host the 2021 Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup
The International Federation of Hockey (FIH) today announced that South Africa will host the 2021 Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup. Potchefstroom will be venue for the 9th staging of the tournament with the dates to be confirmed, but confirmation that it will be in the back end of the calendar year. The Junior World Cup, a tournament for players aged Under 21, started in 1989 when West Germany...
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Germany Tests await SA Hockey Men at Wits
The German men are headed to South Africa for a four-test series against the African Champions at Wits University. The Germans have only played two games in the 2020 Pro League so far with a victory and draw against Spain, so will be using the camp to prepare for both the Pro League and the Olympic Games later this year. The 2008 and 2012 Olympic Champions will be hoping to return to the top of...
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Sublime South Africa complete USA whitewash
The South African Hockey Men scored in each quarter as they completed a series whitewash over USA with a 5-1 at Ashton College in Ballito this morning. The SA Men gained 20.6 ranking points for the series and have closed the gap on Ireland who are currently ranked 13th to just 30 points. Things did not start as well as the score line suggests for the South Africans, who had honoured Bili Ntuli...
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