South Africa

SA women’s hockey squad named

2015-09-09 13:57
Marsha Cox (nee Marescia) (Gallo Images)

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 Sheldon Rostron.

“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)



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