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 Series. It’s a massive opportunity for all the players selected to stake a claim for a place on the plain to Tokyo later this year.

Lilian du Plessis, the top scorer in the African Hockey Road to Tokyo event, as well as Ongeziwe Mali, player of tournament in Stellenbosch will return to their happy hunting ground. While Kara Botes and Robyn Johnson will hope to bring the great indoor hockey form to the outdoor team.

Erin Hunter and Nicole Walraven may both be wearing new names on their backs, following their respective nuptials, but that defensive brilliance will still be on show.

SA Women’s Hockey Squad for Summer Series

No

Name

Province

1

Stephanie Baxter

North West

2

Quanita Bobbs

Western Province

3

Kara Botes

Southern Gauteng

4

Dirkie Chamberlain

Western Province

5

Lisa Deetlefs

Southern Gauteng

6

Lilian du Plessis

Southern Gauteng

7

Celia Evans

Northern Blues

8

Tegan Fourie

KZN Raiders

9

Erin Hunter

Southern Gauteng

10

Robyn Johnson

Southern Gauteng

11

Ongeziwe Mali

Eastern Province

12

Tarryn Mallet

Southern Gauteng

13

Marizen Marais

Northern Blues

14

Mmatshepo Modipane

Southern Gauteng

15

Kristen Paton

Southern Gauteng

16

Hannah Pearce

Southern Gauteng

17

Sylvia van Jaarsveldt

Southern Gauteng

18

Marelize van Tonder

Southern Gauteng

19

Nomnikelo Veto

Southern Gauteng

20

Nicole Walraven

Northern Blues

21

Bianca Wood

Border

22

Ontathile Zulu

SA U21

 

SA Women’s Hockey Summer Series Fixtures