Hockey: Pereira named coach for World League side

2013-01-30 00:00

THE South African Hockey Association (Saha) have appointed the management team that will be in charge of the South Africa men’s national squad for the World League round two event that takes place in Rio de Janeiro from February 27 to March 5.

The appointments are for the World League event only, as Saha will then be following a full recruitment process.

The South African men’s team head coach for the London 2012 Olympic Games, Gregg Clark, is coaching in the Hockey India League.

Former South Africa midfielder Charlie Pereira has been named head coach for Rio.

Pereira, the KZN Inland head coach, will have two trainers in his management team.

They are provincial coaches Pierre le Roux and Craig Fulton.

SA Hockey Association CEO Marissa Langeni said the appointments were made from the current senior provincial coaches and each brought a set of skills that the association believed would enhance the performance of the team in the World League event.

“Pereira has strong leadership skills … and has a notable ability to influence team dynamics and performance, while in trainers Pierre le Roux and Craig Fulton we have a solid base of technical and tactical knowledge,” said Langeni.


Head Coach: Charlie Pereira

Trainers: Pierre le Roux and Craig Fulton

Physical Conditioning Coach: Rob van Ginkel

Video Analyst: Mo Malebye

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