SA Men’s Hockey Squad Announced
The South African Hockey Men have a challenging 12-month period ahead. They will first attempt to qualify for the Paris Olympic Games at the African Hockey Road to Tokyo event in South Africa and should they qualify the Olympic Games. The team will also participate in the FIH Nations Cup 2024 as the defending champions in June 2024.
As a result, following the completion of the South African Hockey IPT the selectors have selected a squad of 32 players from which the squads for the above-mentioned tournaments, and any test series in that period will be selected.
The squad includes 11 of the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games squad including Keenan Horne, Matt Guise-Brown and Dan Bell amongst others. Keenan Horne is the most experienced player in the team having represented the country on 106 occasions so far while at the other spectrum a couple of players will have the opportunity to earn their first test caps when called upon.
Several of the players that featured for the rotated SA Men’s team at the Azlan Shah trophy in 2022 could stake a claim for a regular inclusion going forward.
Head coach Cheslyn Gie:
“We are delighted to be able to announce the squad that will take us through our next challenges. We are always looking to raise the bar and continue with the fine performances of the men’s team on the international stage. We believe we have a good group of players that we have identified that will allow us to achieve our goals over the next 12 months.”
SA Men’s Hockey Squad 2023-24
|Andrew Hobson||19||Dan Bell||95||Keenan Horne||106||Peabo Lembethe||65|
|Anton van Loggerenberg||9||Dan Sibbald||48||Le-Neal Jackson||34||Ryan Julius||68|
|Bili Ntuli||92||Dayaan Cassiem||70||Luke Wynford||7||Sam Mvimbi||45|
|Brad Sherwood||30||Estiaan Kriek||29||Luthando Jonas||6||Siya Nolutshungu||46|
|Chad Futcher||9||Fawaaz Kahder||6||Matt de Sousa||35||Tevin Kok||58|
|Clayton Saker||19||Gowan Jones||77||Matt Guise-Brown||56||Trevor de Lora||19|
|Connor Beauchamp||37||Guy Morgan||11||Mustapha Cassiem||41||Tumi Ramphele||0|
|Dalpiarro Langford||0||Jacques van Tonder||16||Nic Spooner||58||Zenani Kraai||6|
SA Women’s Hockey Squad Named
The South African Hockey IPT recently concluded at Riverside Sports Complex in KwaZulu Natal. The tournament saw Western Province secured a famous victory over the Northern Blues in the final. Now with the dust settled on our national tournament, the selectors of the national women’s team have named the players selected for the next period.
The looming assignment for the South African Women’s Hockey is the African Hockey Road to Tokyo Qualifier to be hosted in South Africa. The winner of this tournament will take Africa’s quota place at the Paris Olympic Games in 2024.
The bulk of the squad that has done duty for the team continues while a number of players will be afforded the opportunity to earn a few more caps to their names. There are four debutants in the camp while Dirkie Chamberlain returns to a call up for the first time since February 2020.
Head Coach Giles Bonnett
“We are looking forward to an exciting period of hockey ahead for the South African Women’s Hockey team. We believe we have the squad to continue our challenge of rising up the world rankings and testing ourselves against the world’s best nations. The squad has a great mix of players and we can’t wait to get underway at our next camp.”
SA Women’s Hockey Squad 2023-24
|Anelle Van Deventer||42||Erin Christie||93||Marlise van Tonder||30|
|Antonet Louw||14||Hannah Pearce||41||Ntsopa Mokoena||16|
|Aphiwe Dimba||0||Hanrie Louw||21||Ongeziwe Mali||28|
|Bianca Wood||35||Jean-Leigh Du Toit||28||Onthatile Zulu||44|
|Cailynn Den Bakker||8||Kayla De Waal||10||Paris-Gail Isaacs||0|
|Celia Seerane||173||Kayla Swarts||9||Quanita Bobbs||172|
|Charlene Boshoff||0||Kirsty Adams||18||Robyn Johnson||46|
|Charné Maddocks||21||Kristen Paton||68||Stephanie Botha||21|
|Dirkie Chamberlain||241||Laylaa Davids||0||Taheera Augousti||16|
|Edith Molikoe||22||Maboloke Serage||9||Tarryn Lombard||80|