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On this page we would like to keep all lovers and supporters of hockey up-to-date on what is happening in Northerns hockey, and also what is happening to people from Northerns on national and international stages.

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31/08: SA U21 Teams

The South African Hockey Association has announced the SA U21 Teams that will be taking part in the National Senior IPT in October.  Seven of the men and four of the women hail from Northerns.

The men's team is as follows:

Taine Bird, Sihle Ngcongo, Cody Posthumus, Zenani Kraai, Josh Davies, Guy Morgan (c), Jacques van Tonder, Senswesihle Ngubane, Matt Dewar, Aiden Tun, Niel Raath, Peter Jarvis (vc), Trevor de Lora, Marvin Simons, Jared Campbell (vc), Luke Wynford, Cameron le Forestier and Idrees Abdulla.

The women's team is as follows:

Laylaa Davids, Kayla de Waal, Jean-Leigh du Toit, Mishka Ellis, Chante Ferreira, Sare Laubscher, Mikkela Le Roux, Hanrie Louw, Edith Molikoe, Jacolene McLaren, Christa Ramasimong, Nepo Serage, Jeanri Thomas, Charmain Theron, Angela Welham, Zimkhitha Weston, Bianca Wood and Thati Zulu.

Read the full report on the SAHA Website.

19/07: SA U21 Men Announced

The South African Hockey Association has announced the 24-man squad from which the final team for the FIH Junior World Cup in India in November 2021 will be picked.

Read the full report on the SAHA Website.

15/06: RIP Allistar Fredericks

The Northerns Blues Hockey community is deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely passing of Allistar Fredericks.  Allistar became an integral part of the Northerns family when he joined the province from his home town Kimberley in 1995.  He worked at the then Technikon Pretoria, where he was involved in hockey development.  Allistar was selected to represent South Africa at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, an amazing accomplishment, and went on to represent South Africa at the World Cup in Sydney.  He was an integral part of the first Northerns senior men’s team to win the SA Hockey Senior Men's IPT in East London in 1997.  Player, coach, administrator – you name it and Allistar did it for hockey.  Our sincere condolences to his wife Nicky and family.  Hockey has lost a huge icon of the game.  RIP Allistar.

27/05: SA Teams for Olympics

The South African Hockey Association has announced the final squads that will be taking part at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Read the full report on the SAHA Website.

18/04: SA Indoor Men Qualify for World Cup

The South African men's indoor team have qualified for the next indoor world cup after winning the 2021 Indoor Africa Cup.  The women's team lost out to defending champions Namibia.

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

14/04: Africa Indoor Cup

The Africa Indoor Cup will be taking place this weekend in Kwazulu Natal.  The South African men will be defending the title they won in 2017 and the women will be hoping to avenge their nail-biting loss to Namibia in that year.

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

24/03: SA Women's Indoor Team

The South African Hockey Association has announced the women's team that will represent the country at the African Indoor Cup, African Hockey’s Indoor World Cup Qualifier, in Durban in April.

The squad is as follows:

Charlize Swanepoel (Mpumalanga), Cheneal Raubenheimer (Eastern Province), Cindy Hack (SPAR KZN Raiders), Celia Seerane (Northerns), Daniela de Oliviera (SPAR KZN Raiders), Edith Molikoe (Northerns), Jamie Southgate (Western Province), Jessica O'Connor (SPAR KZN Raiders), Kelly Reed (SPAR KZN Raiders), Robyn Johnson (Southern Gauteng), Tegan Fourie (SPAR KZN Raiders), Zimi Shange (SPAR KZN Raiders)

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

10/02: SA Women's U21 Squad

The South African Hockey Association has announced the final SA U21 Men’s squad which will be taking part in the African Junior World Cup Qualifiers in Ghana in March.  Although the South African team has already qualified for the Junior World Cup by virtue of being the hosts, they will nevertheless be competing for the title of Africa Champions.

The squad, featuring four players from Northerns, is as follows:

Laylaa Davids, Kayla De Waal, Jean-Leigh Du Toit, Mishka Ellis, Rachel Kaps, Sare Laubscher, Mikkela Le Roux, Hanrie Louw, Edit Molikoe, Jacolene McLaren, Christa Ramasimong, Nepo Serage, Samantha Smuts, Charmorne Theron, Angela Welham, Zimkhitha Weston, Bianca Wood, Onthatile Zulu.

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

09/02: SA Men's U21 Squad

The South African Hockey Association has announced the final SA U21 Men’s squad which will be taking part in the African Junior World Cup Qualifiers in Ghana in March.  At the qualifiers they will come up against hosts Ghana, Egypt, Zimbabwe and Namibia at the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium in Accra. The top two teams from the tournament will qualify for the U21 World Cup taking place in India later in the year.

The squad, including no fewer than nine players from Northerns, is as follows:

Taine Bird, Brendan du Toit, Clayton Saker, Suubi Mugerwa-Sekawabe, Grant Pio, Guy Morgan (captain), Jacques van Tonder, Samkelo Mvimbi, Matt Dewar, Aiden Tun, Mpumelelo Maphumulo, Peter Jarvis (vice-captain), Trevor de Lora, Marvin Simons, Jared Campbell (vice-captain), Bradley Sherwood, Hans Neethling, Tumi Ramphele.

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

10/01: RIP Fabian Gregory

On the morning of 10 January 2021 the South African hockey community woke up in shock and sadness with the news that former SA Men's coach, Fabian Gregory, had passed away from a heart attack in Hong Kong where he lived and coached.  Fabian was not only the national coach but played a significant part in coach education in South Africa and many a coach and coaching course facilitator benefitted from his knowledge and experience.  His enthusiasm and passion for the sport, and the manner in which he conveyed this to others, will be sadly missed.  Rest in peace Faya!

28/12: SA U21 Men's Squad Trimmed to 24

The South African Hockey Association has announced a 24-man squad from which the final 18 will be selected to take part in the African Junior World Cup Qualifiers in Ghana in March 2021.

The squad is as follows:

Taine Bird, Brendan du Toit, Clayton Saker, Suubi Mugerwa-Sekawabe, Grant Pio, Neil Raath, Guy Morgan, Jacques van Tonder, Mustapha Cassiem, Samkelo Mvimbi, Matt Dewar, Aiden Tun, Zenani Kraai, Josh Pilling, Mpumelelo Maphumulo, Peter Jarvis, Trevor de Lora, Marvin Simons, Michael van den Berg, Jared Campbell, Bradley Sherwood, Hans Neethling, Cameron le Forestier, Tumi Ramphele.

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

29/09: Hockey Returns!

The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture has given SA Hockey the go ahead to resume training and matches.  Provincial bodies will now need to apply for Certificates of Operation for clubs and venues.

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

26/09: SAHA Renews Call for Compliance

The South African Hockey Association has again called for all members to continue to "observe and comply with all regulations" regarding the lockdown.

Read a full report on the SAHA Website.

24/09: Indoor World Cup Postponed

The International Hockey Federation has announced that the next Indoor World Cup, originally scheduled for February 2021, has been postponed and will now only take place from 2 to 6 February 2022.

Read a full report on the FIH Website.

22/09: Northerns Hockey Appoint Special Projects Coordinator

Northerns Hockey is pleased to announce that Marina Meyer has been appointed to this newly created position.

The Executive committee saw the need to create the position to assist not only the Province, but the clubs and players with the ever-increasing costs involved with our sport due to both the Covid-19 Pandemic and economic strains that our sport endure.

We have identified a few exciting projects that we will be running outside of our standard hockey calendar.  Our aim to not only expose our players from youth to masters to more hockey, but to widen our reach within our region to those players who love their hockey.

Our provincial players and coaches will be sharing their knowledge and experiences in different ways with the hockey family in Northerns.

Twelve applications were received for the position, after which a shortlist for interviews was determined.  The Executive were impressed with the presentation made by Marina and we look forward to working with her in the near future.

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