Busy schedule for hockey fraternity

2008-11-10 00:00

THERE is a host of hockey happening in KZN Midlands that will keep players, administrators and supporters busy during the short off-season.

A transformation workshop is on at 6 pm today at Maritzburg University council chambers on the main campus, with the entrance off King Edward Avenue. This opportunity to learn about transformation in SA hockey is open to all.

A pre-season club invitational indoor hockey tournament takes place at the YMCA and St John’s from November 21 to 23.

Maritzburg Collegians’ men and women’s teams, PMB Varsity men and women, a GHS Old Girls/Country Districts squad, University of Johannesburg men and women, Tukkies men and women, two Durban Varsity men’s teams, and Durban North Hockey Club’s men and women are taking part.

KZN Midlands Hockey Association’s annual general meeting is at Collegians Club on November 17 from 5.30 pm. Key issues will be discussed and possibly implemented.

Indoor squads are running every Wednesday at YMCA until December 3 with the women from 5 pm to 7 pm and men from 7 pm to 9 pm. Practices resume on January 5. These sessions are free and open to all.

High Performance outdoor training has started on Mondays at AB Jackson GreenFields Turf with the women from 5.30 pm to 7 pm and men from 7 pm to 9 pm. The women are coached by SA Tertiary and former SA U21 Junior World Cup player Devon van der Merwe and the men by Darryn Gallagher, who represented South Africa at the Olympic Games. These sessions are also free and open to all.

A Saha (South Africa Hockey Association) level one coaching course is on January 30 and 31 at Collegians Club. KZN Midlands Hockey must be contacted for bookings.

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