Hockey: Tough week in store for KZN Inland at women’s IPT

2009-08-24 00:00

COMING off the high of a superbly organised Men’s Interprovincial Hockey Tournament at the AB Jackson Greenfields Turf and Maritzburg College’s Pape’s Astro, where the provincial body received much praise, the KZN Inland Hockey Association might well be brought down to earth by the fortunes of their other flagship team at the Spar Women’s IPT in Pretoria this week, writes JONATHAN COOK.

The KZN Inland women’s team, under coach Kegan Walters aren’t set for an easy time at the Tshwane University of Technology Hockey Stadium, where they are up against last year’s finalists Southern Gauteng, North West and WP Peninsula in Pool A.

Pool B in this year’s Top Eight quest for the coveted Spar Interprovincial Cup title is made up of out-and-out favourites and three-time defending champions Western Province — who are packed with Spar SA national players — this year’s strong KZN Coastals line-up, host province Northern Blues plus Witwatersrand.

The SA Country Districts team, one could argue, is virtually another KZN Inland team at Spar IPT, as nine of its members are from the province, while two more are from KZN Coastal.

SACD should pose a major threat in the B Section for the President’s Cup trophy and it will be another feather in the cap of country districts hockey if the women are to achieve as much as their men’s counterparts, who were B Section Shield finalists at the equivalent IPT that has just ended in the KZN capital.

SACD face Boland at 12.20 pm today while Inland face Spar SA captain Marsha Marescia’s mighty Southern Gauteng squad at 3.40 pm tomorrow.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.