Cape Town - The South African Hockey Association (SAHA)
has appointed the management team that will be in charge of the South Africa
men’s national team for the upcoming World League Round 2 event that takes
place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from February 27 to March 5.
The appointments are for the World League
event only, as SAHA will be following a full recruitment process thereafter.
The South African men’s team head coach for
the London 2012 Olympic Games, Gregg Clark, is currently coaching in the Hockey
Former South Africa midfielder Charlie
Pereira has been named head coach for Rio.
Pereira, the current KZN Inland head coach,
will have two trainers in his management team. They are provincial coaches
Pierre le Roux (Western Province) and Craig Fulton (Northern Blues).
The physical conditioning coach will be Rob
van Ginkel of Southern Gauteng, while Mo Malebye of Southern Gauteng will be
the video analyst.
SA Hockey Association CEO Marissa Langeni
said that these appointments were made from the current senior provincial
coaches and each brings to the party a set of skills that the national hockey
authority believes will enhance the overall delivery of the team to the World
“Charlie Pereira has strong leadership
skills, is a strategist by nature 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.
A big squad of players are currently
attending the national training camp at Hartleyvale Stadium in Cape Town, which
started Monday and ends over the weekend.
Bartel Berkhout of Holland is leading the
camp alongside Pereira.
SA team managament for WLR2 in Rio de Janeiro:
Head Coach: Charlie Pereira
Trainers: Pierre le Roux and Craig Fulton
Physical Conditioning Coach: Rob van Ginkel
Video Analyst: Mo Malebye