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The South African Indoor Women’s Hockey Squad has been announced and it includes the 12 ladies who played at the World Cup as well as 10 new faces eager to represent South Africa in 2025.

 

Pretoria, South Africa (30 April 2023) – Hockey in South Africa has always been a great sport in high school but thereafter, sporting teams were smaller, often underfunded and spectatorship was primarily friends and family. That is all changing! South African hockey is on the rise as teams take part in more international tournaments and sponsorship takes a turn for the good.

With the recent FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup 2023 hosted by South Africa, the sport had drawn in amazing support and we are seeing our teams thrive.

The women’s indoor team recently earned a world ranking of 6th at the World Cup and it has meant great things for the team; namely, the SPAR South Africa Indoor Hockey Women’s Squad has grown. A recent squad announcement by the South African Hockey Association (SAHA) sees the squad of 12, expand to welcome even more talent in the pursuit of a higher ranking at the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup in 2025.

“The SPAR South Africa Indoor Hockey team took us to new heights at the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup in Pretoria. We are excited to see their continued growth on the global stage as they look to raise the bar even higher and contest at the business end of the tournament on a consistent basis. The squad selected is exciting with the number of uncapped players in the picture also improving our depth further!” – Shaune Baaitjies, CEO of SA Hockey.

According to SAHA, the expanded squad will take part in upcoming series’, where many will get the chance to play for South Africa, for the first time. Test teams will earn their place at these events.

“From this squad test teams will be selected for upcoming series. The 12 players that represented the country in the successful World Cup are retained including top goal scorer Tegan Fourie, superb shot stopper Cheree Greyvenstein and captain Jessica O’Connor.  Previously capped players Cerian Fourie and Lilian du Plessis are recalled. A further ten uncapped players are named with the opportunity to increase the depth of tantamount importance to the selection panel.” – SAHA

Take a look at the new squad below. You can find out more about the team here.


Source: SAHA
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