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SA start building process

2012-09-08 13:55
Giles Bonnet (File)
Cape Town - The South Africa women’s hockey team start their next 22-month cycle and build-up to the 2014 Hockey World Cup in The Hague, Holland with the Champions Challenge event in Dublin, Ireland from September 25 to October 7.

“In line with this 22-month performance strategy is the continuing policy of exposing players to international-level events,” South Africa's head coach, Giles Bonnet, said on Saturday.

In this light there will be six new players included at the Champions Challenge that were not at the London 2012 Olympic Games last month. Two of these players have not been capped for South Africa before.

Four exciting Junior World Cup players join the team - Izelle Lategan and Tanya Britz, as well as new caps Lillian du Plessis and Quanita Bobbs. All have been selected to gain valuable experience at the Champions Challenge prior to their JWC Africa Qualifier Tournament that takes place from October 13 to 20 in Randburg.

Jade Mayne and Kelly Madsen, both of whom performed strongly at the SA Women’s Interprovincial Tournament at Randburg two weeks ago, and who narrowly missed out on London 2012, will be back to build on their IPT form in Dublin.

“The key learnings from London will be a major focus at this event in Dublin,” said the Amsterdam-based Bonnet. “The coaching staff wish to continue to build on the high-pressure game that they initiated in London and at the same time improve the speed and direct counter possibilities this style of play brings with the ball in the final third.

“After the Challenge, a new squad of players will be identified who will be invited for the different events scheduled in the intense hockey period from December 2012 to February 2013,” the former SA men’s captain and coach added.

SA squad: Sanani Mangisa, Nicolene Terblanche, Lenise Marais, Lisa Deetlefs, Tarryn Bright, Bernadette Coston, Marsha Marescia (captain), Lesle-Ann George, Illse Davids, Shelley Russell, Kelly Madsen, Sulette Damons, Lauren Penny, Tanya Britz, Izelle Lategan, Jade Mayne, Lillian du Plessis, Quanita Bobbs.
 

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