Zimbabwean blogger Tatenda Gondo marvels at hockey official Sarah Bennett’s transformation in the game that has seen her move from national team goalkeeper to an official FIH accredited umpire. Gondo highlights Bennett’s rise to Tokyo Olympics call-up.
Junior World Cup
Five years on from retiring from international hockey on the gsport Awards stage, former South African women’s hockey captain, Marsha Cox, continues to play a leading role in sport. Based in the Netherlands, Cox serves on the IOC steering committee and the African hockey athlete’s committee. The hockey icon has also launched her own project to invest in the next generation.
A win over Spain to finish in seventh at the FIH World League semi-final tournament in London on Sunday points to the untapped potential in a talented Investec SA team at the end of a disappointing campaign
The SA U21 Hockey team has thrashed Namibia 9-0 in their opening encounter of the Junior Africa Cup of Nations in Randburg. SA next play Kenya on Tuesday at 2pm.
SA U21 Hockey team Captain Izelle Lategan hopes her experience with the senior team will inspire her side in the Junior Africa Cup of Nations. SA will kick off their campaign against Namibia on Sunday.
Coach Bonnet takes on London 2012 lessons and four IPT stars en route to building the Investec South Africa women’s hockey team for 2014 Hockey World Cup in Holland, with a first stop at the 2012 Champions Challenge in Dublin, Ireland starting September