Hockey - Girls

Girls' Hockey at Kingswood 

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Kingwood Girls' Hockey has established its own unique brand of Hockey over the years and Kingswood College is currently recognised as one of the top Hockey schools for girls in the Eastern Cape.

Fitness, conditioning and skills sessions start early in the 1st term in preparation for the numerous Hockey festivals and tournaments that we attend.

We are very fortunate to have our own Astroturf and this, coupled with our experienced coaching staff, ensure that we remain up to date in terms of the latest Hockey trends. All of our Hockey teams are given the opportunity to practice and play matches on the Astroturf, while many practices also take place in the HPC on the indoor surface. Practice days are Tuesdays and Thursdays, with fixtures being played on Saturdays. Many of our coaches are still active Hockey players who represent Rhodes University and EP at the highest levels.

 

Girls' Hockey Coaching Staff 2017

 Director of Hockey - Mr Bevan Bennett

 

 Mr Mangi 
 Ms Palmer (Manager)

1st

 Mr Hornby
 Mrs Wright

2nd

 Ms Moodie
 Ms Kanjee

3rd

 Mr Machlachlan
 Ms Moyes

U16A

 Ms Palmer

U16B

 Ms Munro

U16C

 Ms du Preez
 Ms Herd-Hoare

U16D

 Mr Guest 
 Ms McEwan

U14A

 Ms McEwan

U14B

 Ms Knott

U14C

 

Click here for 2017 fixtures

Apart from our weekly fixtures, we also attend the following festivals/tournaments:

U14 Rob Taylor Festival (EL)
U16 Woodridge Festival (PE)
1st XI Greg Beling Festival (EL)
1st XI St Mary’s Festival (JHB)
1st XI Kingswood College Co-Ed’s Festival (KC)

We currently field the following teams:

1st – 3rd
U16A-D
U14A-C

In 2017, we welcome Mr Bevan Bennett as our Director of Hockey. Bevan will oversee the entire Hockey programme at Kingswood (Junior and Senior) and will be involved in every team to some extent. 

Mzi Mangi, our 1st XI coach, coached the Girls EP U16B Team in 2016.

Jason MacLachlan, our newly appointed U16A Girls' coach, has just spent the past 6 months in the UK playing Hockey at club level where he has gained some invaluable experience. In 2016 he represented the Garden Route Gazelles in the inaugural Premier Hockey League (PHL). In 2017 he will continue his role of coaching the 1st XI Rhodes Ladies side. 

EP Girls' Hockey Representatives 2016

EP U18B

EP U16A

EP U16B

EP U14

Kate von Holdt

Zinathi Mbenyana

Amy Mills

Bridget Mildenhall

Hannah Lewis

Bianca de Klerk

Mzi Mangi (Coach)

Lukho Mbenyana

Courtney Trow

 

 

 


Our general philosophy is to promote the sport of Hockey as well as to help our players make good decisions both on and off the field. As coaches, we get the opportunity to make an impact on young people’s lives. Hockey is a team sport and win or lose, we do it together as a team. We want to create an environment where players are not afraid to push themselves and their teammates to reach their potential. The lessons we learn from our sporting experiences will carry over into our everyday lives. 

Hockey Quiz

Did you know..?

1. At the 2012 London Olympic Games, field hockey was the third most spectated sport.
2. Men’s field hockey has the fastest swing speed out of any sport, even golf or baseball, at 165 kph
3. There are no left handed sticks in field hockey and players may use only one side of the stick.
4. Celebrities Heath Ledger, Emma Watson and Jennifer Lawrence were avid field hockey players growing up.
7. Players travel more than 8 km during the course of a field hockey match.
8. Field hockey is the national sport of Holland and Holland’s women’s team won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games.
9. The British Army helped spread field hockey throughout the British Empire, which explains its popularity in India, Pakistan, Australia, and New Zealand.
10.  Field Hockey was originally called Shinty.

 Kate von Holdt showing fantastic skills to pass the ball during our recent Union fixture


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