A new-look Investec South Africa women’s hockey team will head to Dublin, Ireland for the Champions Challenge, an opportunity for new caps Lillian du Plessis, Quanita Bobbs, Izelle Lategan and Tanya Britz, to gain international exposure ahead of their appearance for the SA U21s, at the Junior World Cup Africa Qualifier Tournament in Randburg in mid-October.
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
Kaspersky Southern Gauteng reclaimed their IPT winning streak, making it three titles out of their past four appearances in the annual national tournament’s gold medal match, beating defending champions Western Province 3-0 in the tournament’s final at the Randburg Astro on Saturday
Eastern Province, Northerns & Kaspersky Southerns all muscled big wins as the 2012 IPT tournament kicked off with A and B Pool action in Section A, hosted by the Southern Gauteng Hockey Association at the Randburg Astro from 19 – 25 August 2012.
It was a close encounter until Holland sank four goals in last 13mins to beat the SA Women’s Hockey team 5-0 in opening pre-Olympic friendly against the reigning Olympic champs
Coach Bonnet looking to introduce new play patterns for the SA Women’s Hockey team, to counter pressure with pressure at all times in busy pre-Olympic schedule featuring 4 unofficial tests, 5 tests
Live coverage for SA supporters as Investec London Cup brings world numbers three and four, Germany and Great Britain, fixtures for the South African women’s hockey team
The Investec South African women’s hockey team have won the fifth test against hosts Scotland 4-1, and the 5-test friendly international series 4-0 in Glasgow on Saturday. The team now face Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Australia and Ireland in the upcoming Investec London Cup as their London 2012 preparations continue
Fast-paced Investec SA take unbeatable 2-0 lead against the hosts in 5-test series after fast-paced and physical 4-2 win over world number 18 Scotland on Wednesday evening
Coach Bonnet piles pressure on the SA women’s hockey team, and team responds with goals by Sulette Damons and Jen Wilson to ensure hard-fought 2-1 win in second of five tests against Scotland on Monday after 2-2 draw on Sunday