Cape Town - The South African Hockey Association has named
the SA women’s squad from which the national team will be selected for the
Africa Cup of Nations tournament, which takes place from October 23 to November
1 at a venue still to be determined.
“We are looking to establish some stability within this
group by creating a core group of players, with five to six players that we
will be looking at to secure specific positions and areas,” said SA head coach
“We are planning to bring more youngsters into this group as
the successors to key personnel like Marsha Cox, while also looking at the
longevity of the team.
“We have a development plan in place that will allow us to
grow players in the SA ‘A’ team, while the national team to be selected from
the SA squad named today is purely focused on performance.”
Rostron added that a selection camp will take place from
September 24 to finalise the 18 players going forward to the Africa Cup.
SA women’s squad: Sanani Mangisa, Lisa Deetlefs, Christine
Roos, Tarryn Mallett, Shelley Russell, Bernie Coston, Carmen Smith, Lilian du
Plessis (all Southern Gauteng); Phumelela Mbande, Nicolene Terblanche, Dirkie
Chamberlain (all Northern Blues); Tarryn Bright, Illse Davids, Quanita Bobbs,
Candice Manuel, Erin Hunter, Jade Mayne (all Western Province); Nicole
Walraven, Cornelle Botha, Tanya Britz, Line Malan, Izelle Lategan (all Free
State); Celia Evans (North West); Kelly Madsen (KZN Coastal Raiders)