Category Archives: Hockey

Hockey Test matches for Western Cape

The SA men’s and women’s hockey teams take on international opposition from February 20 to March 5 in the Private Property Summer Series in the Western Cape. The SA women face India, Scotland and Germany, while the SA men tackle Germany. The 10 matches, from Saturday, February 20 to Saturday, March 5, have all been designated official Test match status. The SA women’s team tackle India twice, Scotland in three matches, and Germany in two matches. The SA men’s team come up against Beijing 2008…

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SA hockey teams maintain 100% Africa record

Jonathan Cook at Randburg Astro South Africa beat a game Kenya 12-0 after leading 7-0 at half-time Thursday in women’s Pool A of the Greenfields Africa Hockey Championships and in the late game the SA men put 11 goals past a gutsy Namibia without reply after leading 5-0 at the changeover. The SA men will tackle Kenya in Saturday’s 4.30pm semi-final with Egypt up against Ghana in the 2pm semi-final. Sunday’s final is at 4.30pm. The SA women’s format is a round-robin event with no…

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SA hockey teams victorious once again

JONATHAN COOK at Randburg Astro   The South Africa men’s and women’s teams continued their winning ways with back-to-back victories in the Greenfields Africa Hockey Championships at Randburg Hockey Stadium Tuesday. In the earlier game the SA women beat Zimbabwe 6-0 while the SA men beat Ghana 4-0. The SA/Ghana clash had huge implications as the winners were likely to come top of Pool A and in so doing avoid impressive Pool B frontrunners Egypt in Saturday afternoon’s semi-finals. SA had central defender Rhett Halkett…

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SA teams and Egypt make a statement

JONATHAN COOK at Randburg Astro The weekend action in the Greenfields Africa Hockey Championships on the Randburg Hockey Stadium turf gave a good indication of who can be considered serious contenders to win this Rio Olympic Games Qualifier event. The defending champion South Africa hockey men’s and women’s hockey teams laid down their marker on Saturday with emphatic performances in beating Botswana and Nigeria 30-0 and 15-0 respectively, while the Egyptian men scored 10 goals in the first 15 minutes against Tanzania Sunday before cantering…

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Landslide wins for SA national hockey teams

The South Africa men’s and women’s hockey teams produced cohesive performances on day two of the Greenfields Africa Hockey Championships at Randburg Hockey Stadium Saturday. In the late game, the SA men beat Botswana 30-0 after leading 14-0 at half-time while the SA women beat Nigeria 15-0 after leading 7-0 at half-time. The SA men’s goals went to Pierre de Voux (6), Julian Hykes (3), Matt Guise-Brown (4), Brandon Panther (6), Jonty Robinson (2), Jethro Eustice (3), Tim Drummond, Daniel Bell, Natius Malgraff, Dan Sibbald,…

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SA hockey men edge Egypt in 5-goal thriller

Jonothan at Hartleyvale In an action-packed Test match that oozed class and huge endeavour, the SA men’s hockey team outlasted arch-continental rivals Egypt 3-2 at Hartleyvale in Cape Town Sunday to go top of Pool A in the Greenfields FIH World League Round 2 tournament. SA earned two log points on Saturday against China, one for the enthralling 4-4 draw and another for winning the penalty shootout 4-3. In International Hockey Federation (FIH) events there has to be a winner in each match. Amastokkestokke meet…

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SA hockey women put six past Chile

SA hockey women put six past Chile JONATHAN COOK at Hartleyvale Three goals inside six minutes in  the second chukka and three goals inside six minutes in the third chukka earned the Investec South Africa women’s hockey team a 6-0 win over Chile in the third Test at Hartleyvale in Cape Town Monday. The victory means SA take an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the four-Test series. The girls in green and gold won the first Test 4-2 while Chile won the second Test 2-0. The…

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Schools hockey bonanza hits Cape Town

JONATHAN COOK at Hartleyvale The 12th annual Cape Town Under-18 International Schools and Clubs Hockey Festival has long been a fixture on the South African hockey calendar and this year the event promises to be bigger and better than ever. This TEAM Sports Travel festival will hold its opening ceremony  on Tuesday, 22nd July at 4pm. The opening fixtures kick off at 9am on Wednesday; the week’s matches are played at a remarkable eight venues in Cape Town – the tournament headquarters at Hartleyvale Hockey…

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CSA announced Proteas women’s team expanded

SA MEN AND WOMEN LOOKING TO START WELL

JONATHAN COOK in London Both the Investec South Africa women’s hockey team and the SA men’s national side will be looking to build on their successful end to the World Cup when they take on Scotland and Ireland at 12 noon (SA time) and 6.15pm SA time respectively in the first round of the Investec Cup at London’s national hockey stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Wednesday. The SA teams have a great opportunity to fine-tune things before the Commonwealth Games that start in Glasgow…

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