Over a week ago, Sarah Thomas broke new ground when she became the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl match. Her historic feat has inspired young girls to follow in her footsteps.
World no. 12 SA women’s hockey upset world no. 4 Great Britain 3-1 in their opening Investec London Cup on Tuesday, as Sulette Damons, Bernie Coston and Jen Wilson kept the scoreboard ticking over while Lisa Deetlefs, Lenise Marais, and goalkeeper Mariette Rix were just 3 of the South Africans who made critical tackles in defence.
South Africa promised much after a convincing display against the Olympic champion, Germany, last week, but flattered to deceive on Monday and allowed Britain to dominate second-half possession and win the match in the Spar Hockey Festival by 2-1 on the Astro Turf Complex of the Stellenbosch University.