The SPAR South African women’s team have lost all three of their warm up matches against Australia in Barcelona, as they prepare for the Women’s Hockey World Cup in Spain.
Despite losing 7 – 1, 3 – 1, 3 – 1, coach Jenny King said it was fantastic preparation, and the team is very upbeat regarding their improvement.
She said the experience of playing Australia ahead of the World Cup was invaluable.
South Africa, lead by the inspirational Marsha Marescia, are in Pool B, and will face Australia in their opening World Cup match on September 27, followed by a clash with Korea the following day.
South Africa’s other matches in the pool stage are against Argentina, USA, and Japan.
The Samsung Hockey World Cup which takes place in Madrid from September 27 to October 8, 2006.
Fixtures (SA only)
27 Sept: Australia v South Africa
28 Sept: Korea v South Africa
30 Sept: Argentina v South Africa
2 Oct: South Africa v USA
3 Oct: South Africa v Japan
The SPAR SA Women’s Hockey Team:
Tarryn Bright (WP), Cindy Brown (WP), Dirkie Chamberlain (NOR), Fiona Butler (SG), Henna du Buisson (WP), Lesle Ann George (NW), Kate Hector (WP), Taryn Hosking (WP), Kim Hubach (NOR), Caroline Jack (SG), Lenise Marais (WP), Marsha Marescia (SG)(Capt), Tsoanelo Pholo (SG), Mariette Rix (WP), Shelley Russell (WP), Kathleen Taylor (WP), Sharne Wehmeyer (SG), Jen Wilson (KZN).