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Tests Continue in SPAR Cup

SPAR South Africa captain Marsha Marescia on the attack during the three test series against Canada in Pretoria, completed on Sunday, which SA won 2-1. Picture: Reg Caldecott South Africa’s hockey team kick off their internationally-sanctioned SPAR CUP tournament against Russia in Randburg this afternoon, in a six-test tournament also including Canada, following the home […]

Three Tests in Olympic Hopes

South Africa’s Henna du Buisson on her way to putting South Africa into the lead in the first of three tests played against Canada in January, 2007, which South Africa won 3-0. Picture: Jackie Wiese. The SPAR women’s hockey team are attending a training camp at the High Performance Centre at Pretoria University this week, […]

SA Line Canada Up in Olympic Quest

South Africa’s Lesle-Ann George launches an attack against the USA during the Argentina 4 Nations Cup in Mendoza, Argentina, during January. South Africa narrowly lost the match 0-1. Picture: Matias Noe Correa Arce (MNCA Photographe) There are less than six months before the start of the Olympic Games in Beijing in August, and the SPAR […]

SA Look to Build on Win

The South African women’s hockey side will be looking to build on their first Test victory when they clash with Ireland at Hartleyvale on Tuesday evening (start 7pm).

Oz Square 3-Test Series

Australia have leveled the three-Test SPAR Challenge series to nullify South Africa’s opening encounter win, when Hope Munro scored the second Test’s sole goal at the Tshwane University of Technology on Friday evening, with the final test to be played in Randburg on Saturday afternoon.

Hockeyroos Bound for South Africa

The SPAR South African women’s team easily qualified for the Olympic Games in Beijing next year, winning the African qualifying tournament in Nairobi without breaking into a sweat.

Olympic Training Squad Announced

Lesle-Ann George (back), Marsha Marescia (front left) and Tarryn Hosking of SPAR South Africa seem a little out-numbered in their second Good Luck Beijing match against hosts China early August. China won 3-0. Picture courtesy Good Luck Beijing.   Hockey South Africa has announced the names of a 31-woman Olympic Training Squad, despite rumours that […]

Top Seeds Book Finals Berths

  Southern Gauteng and Western Province yesterday cemented their places in the final of the SPAR inter-provincial Tournament (IPT) in matches that couldn’t have been any different.  

Old Firms Progress in IPT

Tracy Bestall of KZN Midlands (right) Marie Joseph of Southern Gauteng compete for the ball on the second day of the SPAR Women’s Hockey IPT being played at the Hartleyvale Stadium in Cape Town. Picture: Reg Caldecott At the end of this week it should come as no surprise to see the final of the […]

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