Bonnet’s London 2012 Preps into Full Swing

Bonnet’s London 2012 Preps into Full Swing

Double Olympian Kate Woods (pictured) and world record goalscorer Pietie Coetzee return to the SA team against Scotland in Glasgow Friday, striker Lauren Penny is nursing a shoulder injury. Photo: Afsar Beg

Two of the Investec South Africa women’s hockey team’s superstars, double Olympians Kate Woods and world record goalscorer Pietie Coetzee, arrived in Glasgow Thursday and joined the team in an extensive workout at Clydesdale Hockey Club ahead of Friday’s 8.30 am (SA time) fourth Test against Scotland.

Both looked fresh and relaxed and were immediately throwing themselves with enthusiasm into the core exercises and running drills under the direction of one of head coach Giles Bonnet’s group of trainers, Phil Estourgie of Holland.

SA are 2-0 up in the five-Test series and should go 3-0 up Friday, although Scotland captain Linda Clement and number one goalkeeper Amy Gibson will return after missing Scotland’s 4-2 third Test defeat on Wednesday night. The first Test last Sunday ended 2-2 and last Monday’s second Test saw SA beat Scotland 2-1.

World number 18 Scotland are at a disadvantage without their four London 2012-bound Great Britain squad members, who Bonnet described as “phenomenal hockey players”.

The world’s 12th-ranked SA squad are now at full strength, although striker Lauren Penny is nursing a shoulder injury and undergoing daily treatment.

Scotland:
Amy Gibson
Cat Ralph
Leigh Fawcett
Aileen Davies
Susan McGilveray
Becky Merchant
Nikki Kidd
Morag McLennan
Amy Brodie
Ali Howie
Sam Judge
Holly Cram
Ailsa Wyllie
Linda Clement (capt)
Nic Skrastin
Nikki Lloyd

 

South Africa:
Sanani Mangisa
Mariette Rix
Illse Davids
Marsha Marescia (capt)
Shelley Russell
Dirkie Chamberlain
Lisa Deetlefs
Jen Wilson
Lesle-Ann George
Nicolene Terblanche
Lenise Marais
Kathleen Taylor
Bernie Coston
Tarryn Bright
Sulette Damons
Kate Woods
Pietie Coetzee
Lauren Penny

 

By |2016-12-12T08:09:47+00:00June 1st, 2012|Hockey, Newsroom, Olympic Games|0 Comments

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