Taryn Hosking

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).

SA Overwhelm Ireland

‘Setting the foundation for the season’ were the words from captain Marsha Marescia after a solid 4-0 win for the SPAR SA team over the Ireland team in the first match of the series. 

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 […]

Olympic Qualifier Team Announced

  There were no surprises in the selection of the SPAR South African Women’s Hockey Team for the upcoming African Olympic Games qualifier, which is largely unchanged after reaching the final of the Four Nations Tournament in Ireland recently.  

SA vs Ireland Preview

  Billed as the biggest tournament to take place in Ireland this year, the Setanta Sports Trophy sees some of the big hockey nations take to the field for the start of the Four-Nations tournament ending 17 June.

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