South Africa teams crowded with past and present PMB players

2012-07-20 00:00

THE South Africa U21 teams selected for the men’s and women’s senior interprovincial tournaments are crowded with past and present players and officials from Pietermaritzburg.

The SA U21 men’s team for the senior IPT at the University of the Free State Hockey Centre, in Bloemfontein from August 26 to September 1, have goalkeeper Rene de la Peyre (Northern Blues), defenders Brad Logan (Western Province) and Matthew Guise-Brown (Northern Blues), and striker Grant Glutz (Northern Blues) in their ranks. All four were at Maritzburg College.

SA U21 midfielder Clint Panther, also a senior SA player at the Olympic Qualifier Tournament in Japan in May, went to Michaelhouse.

Maritzburg Varsity have the captain of the SA U21 team in KZN Inland, central defender Robin Jones, as well as his PMB Varsity team-mate, Damian Kimfley, amongst the five strikers. Two of the non-travelling reserves are PMB Varsity players Chad Cairncross and Lloyd de Kock.

Midfielders Marc Fourie (WP) and Nicholas Berichon (Northern Blues) are non-travelling reserves, while striker Andrew Manson (KZN Coastal Raiders) was in the 24-player final selection camp. All three went to Maritzburg College.

The SA U21 head coach is former Maritzburg College star and KZN Inland captain and midfielder Darryn Gallagher, now head of hockey at Northwood High in Durban North.

KZN Coastal players in the SA U21 team who were previously at Durban schools, are goalkeeper Richard Curtis (DHS) and midfielder Mohammad Mea (Westville).

The SA U21 women’s team for the senior IPT at Randburg Hockey Stadium from August 19 to 25 will be managed by Voortrekker director of sport and KZN Schools’ Hockey chairperson Charmaine Koekemoer, while the head coach is former national captain Lindsey Wright.

Goalkeeper Phume Mbande and defender Hlubi Sipamla (both Northern Blues) learnt their hockey at Carter High and PMB Girls’ High respectively. Tarryn Mallett of Western Province was a star in the St Anne’s Diocesan College team.

SA U21 striker Jacinta Jubb of Northern Blues went to Durban Girls’ College, while a non-travelling reserve is current Epworth and KZN Inland U18 skipper Heather McEwan.

The SA U21 men’s and women’s teams for the Junior World Cup Africa Qualifier Tournament, which will be held at Randburg from October 13 to 20, will be named soon after IPT.

The incumbents are not guaranteed inclusion for that vitally important event, as the non-travelling reserves will be pushing hard for selection, as well as players just outside the cut, such as Manson.

Meanwhile, KZN Men’s Super League matches, scheduled for today, see Maritzburg Collegians facing Pinetown at 7.30 pm at the AB Jackson Greenfields Turf and PMB Varsity tackling Riverside at the same time on the campus pitch.

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