The South African Hockey Association has released the names of the players who will represent the Investec South African women’s hockey team at the Investec Challenge, which takes place at Hartleyvale Stadium in Cape Town from February 4 to February 10.
The other teams in the Investec Challenge are world number one and London 2012 Olympic Games gold medallists Holland, world number four and London 2012 Olympic Games bronze medallists England (as Great Britain), and world number six Australia.
The final round of unofficial internationals that form part of the warm-up for the teams, take place at Hartleyvale Stadium in Cape Town on Saturday with the Investec South African women’s hockey team tackling England at 4 pm and Holland meeting Australia at 6 pm.
The Investec Challenge officially kicks off on Monday at Hartleyvale Stadium in Cape Town when Holland face Australia at 6 pm before South Africa meet England at 8 pm.
Investec SA team: Sanani Mangisa Lisa Deetlefs Pietie Coetzee Marsha Marescia (co-captain) Bernie Coston Shelley Russell Jade Mayne Quanita Bobbs Tarryn Bright Marcelle Keet Lilian du Plessis Phume Mbande Dirkie Chamberlain Nicolene Terblanche Lenise Marais (co-captain) Kelly Madsen Sulette Damons Celia Evans Investec Challenge Fixtures: Mon 4 Feb 6pm: Holland vs Australia Mon 4 Feb 8pm: South Africa vs England Tues 5 Feb 6pm: Holland vs England Tues 5 Feb 8pm: South Africa vs Australia Thu 7 Feb 6pm: England vs Australia Thu 7 Feb 8pm: South Africa v s Holland Sat 9 Feb 2:30pm: Semi-Final 1 Sat 9 Feb 5pm: Semi-Final 2 Sun 10 Feb 11:30am: Bronze Medal Match Sun 10 Feb 2pm: Gold Medal Match