Hockey women’s olympic focus

2012-02-15 00:00

THE Investec South Africa women’s hockey team flew to Delhi, India, this morning with one goal in mind, to win the Olympic Qualifier Tournament that takes place from this Saturday to next Saturday and in so doing book a place at the London 2012 Olympic Games that take place in July.

The six teams play in a round-robin or league, with the top two facing off in the final next Saturday.

SA tackle Poland on Saturday at 6.30 am and then Ukraine at 10.30 am on Sunday. They then face Italy at 8.30 am on Tuesday and India at 2.30 pm next Wednesday. They play Canada at 2 pm next Friday.

INVESTEC SA TEAM

Mariette Rix, Kate Woods, Shelley Russell, Jade Mayne, Lauren Penny, Kathleen Taylor, Tarryn Bright (all WP); Marsha Marescia (captain), Lisa Deetlefs, Bernadette Coston, Pietie Coetzee (all Southern Gauteng); Sanani Mangisa, Dirkie Chamberlain, Nicolene Terblanche, Kim Hubach (all Northern Blues), Lesle-Ann George (Free State); Lenise Marais (KZN Coastal Raiders); Sulette Damons (NW).

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