Western Province in Top Gear as Spar Indoor Hockey IPT 2024 Semi-Finalists Decided

Jessica Lardant of the KZN Raiders is challenged by Western Province duo Michelle Winter and Chelsea Jeffrey on day two of the Spar indoor Hockey IPT in Wynberg on Thursday, 29 February, 2023. Photo: Zach Zinn / ES Media

The Spar Indoor Hockey IPT 2024 has reached its halfway point, hosted at the Wynberg Military Base and UCT in the Western Cape, and Western Province has emerged as the dominant force, shaping the narrative of the women’s tournament in the Western Cape on Thursday, 29 February 2024.

Western Province delivered an exceptional performance, clinching a 2-1 victory against the formidable KZN Raiders, 2023 defending champions, marking the first defeat for the KZN Raiders in 20 games at the Indoor IPT, tracing back to the 2019 final against Southern Gauteng. 

Daniella de Oliveira gave Western Province the lead, countered by Lilian du Plessis for the KZN Raiders. Michelle Winter secured the historic win with a goal in the 38th minute, propelling Western Province to the top spot in Pool A.

Both teams have secured spots in the semi-finals alongside Northern Blues and North West. The latter secured their place with a narrow 3-2 victory over Mpumalanga, highlighted by a crucial penalty stroke save by Leane Mclaren, when the scores were level at 1-1.

Southern Gauteng seized a morale-boosting victory over Wits, gearing up for the 5-8 playoffs where they will face WP Peninsula, still seeking their first win of 2024.

The women’s finalists will soon be determined as the tournament progresses on Day 3, and following Friday’s games, the inaugural South African Indoor Hockey awards will be hosted, marking a milestone moment in the sport’s history.

Women’s A Section Day 1 Results at the Spar Indoor Hockey IPT 2024 

WP Peninsula 2-3 Mpumalanga
Northern Blues 6-0 North West
KZN Raiders 4-0 SG Witsies
WP Peninsula 1-3 North West
Northern Blues 8-0 Mpumalanga
Western Province 3-1 Southern Gauteng
Women’s B Section 
KZN Mynahs 7-0 WP Disa
Eastern Gauteng A 6-2 Eastern Gauteng B
Eastern Province 2-6 Northerns Daisies
Eastern Province 0-1 WP Disa
KZN Mynahs 16-0 Eastern Gauteng B
Eastern Gauteng A 1-4 Northerns Daisies

Women’s A Section Day 2 Results at the Spar Indoor Hockey IPT 2024 

KZN Raiders 6-1 Southern Gauteng
North West 3-2 Mpumalanga
KZN Raiders 1-2 Western Province
Southern Gauteng 6-0 SG Witsies
WP Peninsula 0-3 Northern Blues
Western Province 6-0 SG Witsies
Women’s B Section
Eastern Gauteng B 0-8 WP Disa
KZN Mynahs 3-4 Northerns Daisies
Eastern Gauteng A 2-1 Eastern Province
Eastern Gauteng A 1-3 WP Disa
KZN Mynahs 5-2 Eastern Province
Eastern Gauteng B 1-6 Northerns Daisies

Women’s A Section Day 3 Fixtures at the Spar Indoor Hockey IPT 2024 

5-8 Playoff – Mpumalanga vs. SG Witsies
5-8 Playoff – Southern Gauteng vs. WP Peninsula
Semi-Final – Northern Blues vs. KZN Raiders
Semi-Final – Western Province vs. North West
Women’s B Section
Northerns Daisies vs. WP Disa
KZN Mynahs vs. Eastern Gauteng A
Eastern Province vs. Eastern Gauteng B
Semi-Final – 1st Pool A vs. 4th Pool A
Semi-Final – 2nd Pool A vs. 3rd Pool A
5th Pool A vs. 6th Pool A 


Main Photo Caption: Jessica Lardant of the KZN Raiders is challenged by Western Province duo Michelle Winter and Chelsea Jeffrey on day two of the Spar indoor Hockey IPT in Wynberg on Thursday, 29 February, 2023. Photo: Zach Zinn / ES Media

Photo 2 Caption: Sarah Paget of Southern Gauteng clears the ball on day 2 of the IPT action. Photo: Zach Zinn / ES Media

Photo 3 Caption: Sasha Sivertsen plays the ball across for Western Province at the Wynberg Military Base. Photo: Zach Zinn / ES Media

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