KZN Inland to defend indoor hockey titles

2013-02-22 00:00

THE KwaZulu-Natal Inland indoor hockey selectors have named competitive provincial teams to contest for top titles in the upcoming U21 and senior interprovincial tournaments.

First up will be the KZN Inland U21 men’s and women’s teams, who will take part in the U21 Festival in Durban on Sunday. Then it’s the turn of the senior KZN Inland men’s and women’s teams to participate in the South African Indoor Hockey Interprovincial Tournament (IPT) from next Thursday to Saturday in Pietermaritzburg.

KZN Inland, the undisputed best indoor hockey province in South Africa, will be defending both the SA men’s and SA women’s titles won in Cape Town last year. The men’s side have the big, burly, underrated striker Gavin Jelly as a wildcard who can create havoc in opposition defences, and he will once again prove to be a handful for his markers, allowing team-mates to exploit the spaces.

Meanwhile, the University of KZN Hockey Club’s mini-hockey and academy hockey programmes are building their numbers of young participants.

Situated at UKZNHC’s clubhouse and splendid Greenfields hockey turf in the Peter Booysen Sports Park off Golf Road in Scottsville, the mini-hockey and academy programmes began three years ago and have grown further in the new 2013 season.

Schoolchildren from the ages of six to 12 are in the mini-hockey programme, with boys and girls from age 12 to 18 in the academy hockey programme under the guidance of experienced, accredited coaches led by UKZN head coach Fabian Gregory, who is the current Investec South African women’s hockey team assistant coach.

For more information contact UKZN Hockey’s Reggie Smith at 082 578 0840 and smithreg@­ukzn.ac.za or Karen Volmink at 082 064 8537 and ukznhockeyadssist@gmail.com or telephone the office at 033 260 5936.

KZN INLAND TEAMS

Men

U21 A: Tandy Goba, Le Neal Jackson, Steve Griffin, Sibusiso Ngubane, Zamo Ngubo, Damian Kimfley, Zaid Pillay, Cameron Redmead, Dumi Mncwango, Cameron Taylor.

U21 B: Jonathan Ogden, Timothy Blake, Devon O’Brien, Reuben Edgecombe, Andrew Tilbury, Rylan Henning, Phillip Smerdon, J Reynolds, Jubs Zondi.

Senior A: Rohn Barron, Ian Griffiths, Justin Domleo, Chris Oldnall, Matthew Redmead, Robin Jones, Devon van der Merwe, Gavin Jelley, Ayden Shrives, Cameron Redmead.

Senior B: Chris McCathie, Anton Mduli, Le Neal Jackson, Sibusiso Ngubane, Zamo Ngubo, James Thomas, Dumi Mncwango, Damian Kimfley, Zaid Pillay, Steve Griffin.

Women

U21: Amy Greaves, Lana Kruger, Confidence Mashau, Vicki Jonker, Kirsty Camons, Caitlyn Seegers, Ros Flint, Nadia Stella.

Senior A: Taryn de Winnaar, Nadia Stella, Ros Flint, Eloise Miskey, Vicki Jonker, Tracy Bestall, Tracy Martens, Kirsty Camons, Amy Greaves, Lana Kruger.

Senior B: Megan Woodburn, Ashton Botes, Sian Eustice, Vee Lumley, Sam Scott, Annemi Janse van Rensburg, Heather O’Neill, Caitlyn Seegers, Kirsty Scott, Confidence Mashau.

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