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TROUBLE STICKING TO YOUR SPORTING GOALS?

2019-12-12T13:33:29+02:00December 12th, 2019|

Without always actively knowing it, when we don’t stick to our goals, we create unwanted anxiety, which can create a bigger block to our original goals than we expect. Sounds like a vicious circle, right? So, how can we minimise our blocks, and make our goals more desirable?   “START AT THE VERY BEGINNING, A VERY GOOD PLACE TO START.”

OUR NATIONAL TEAMS ARE OFF TO TOKYO!

2019-12-12T13:30:53+02:00December 12th, 2019|Tags: |

Have you seen what our men and women have accomplished in hockey recently? Our national players are going to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games! This is a major achievement for each one of these players and it doesn’t come without hard work. The start to any journey towards an Olympic dream is merely a decision to pursue the Olympics. Once

CONNECT YOUR TEEN TO SOUTH AFRICA’S BEST IN HOCKEY!

2019-11-25T21:46:57+02:00November 25th, 2019|

By now you must have heard that the Olympic dream has come true for both our men’s and women’s South African hockey teams with both national sides having qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics! We couldn’t be more excited for our coaches who play for these teams. But before they embark on their journey, towards the international spotlight, they will

Empowerment

2019-10-29T08:21:36+02:00October 29th, 2019|

“I believed in myself and it was clear in my results” OFTEN USED BUT NOT ALWAYS UNDERSTOOD We bet you’ve heard these words a million times during Life Orientation class right? Firstly let us acknowledge that “self-motivation” is a verb – a doing word. You can’t just say you are self-motivated, it comes along with actions you need to implement

NO REPLACEMENT FOR GOOD DIET IN ACHIEVING SPORTS GOALS

2019-10-03T16:05:43+02:00October 3rd, 2019|

“Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder and give more than anyone else” – Vince Lombardior (American football player) Taking performance-enhancing supplements for an energy boost in order to fast-track muscle growth or to enhance performance seems to be the trend these days. However, we’d like to remind you of all the beneficial natural, (and tasty) food options

BLOEM HOCKEY PLAYERS – ITS YOUR CHANCE TO WORK WITH SA’S TOP ICONS

2019-08-21T11:50:57+02:00August 21st, 2019|

It’s finally time to for our passionate coaches, former and current SA Hockey players and coaches, to visit Bloemfontein and we couldn’t be more excited! If you are a hockey-loving player or are a parent to one (or more) then you won’t want to miss out on our annual visit to St Michael’s School for Girls in Bloemfontein on 24

POTCH HOCKEY PLAYERS – GET READY TO LEARN FROM THE PROS

2019-08-21T11:48:23+02:00August 21st, 2019|

We’ve just returned from Bloemfontein after spending two days with school players in the province that shared a love for hockey with us. Next on our list is Potchefstroom where we hope to meet the North West province’s school hockey fraternity on 7 and 8 September at North West University. We feel immensely encouraged about the future generations of sportswomen

Finding confidence through sport

2019-08-08T15:05:08+02:00August 8th, 2019|

Sasha Dikotla, a talented 16-year-old hockey player on the Investec sports development programme, on why young girls should be introduced to sport. Sasha Dikotla is a talented hockey player who was discovered age 14 while at provincial trials. She was offered an Investec “Developing Women in Sport” scholarship to St Mary’s, a top Johannesburg private school. She was awarded half colours this

Be consistent. Don’t give up.

2019-08-08T15:00:13+02:00August 8th, 2019|

At 18 years old, Ongeziwe Mali was the youngest player in the South African women’s hockey team at the 2018 World Cup. For Ongeziwe Mali, hockey is her special talent: after participating in the St Mary’s Investec Hockey Festival, she attended the Investec Hockey Academy, which provides a high-quality environment that sets a new standard in hockey training and tuition, enabling

CHOICES, CHOICES – HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR BOOTS ARE WRONG FOR YOU

2019-07-26T09:43:11+02:00July 26th, 2019|

If you’ve been watching the exciting PHL action on TV, then you may have noticed the variety of footwear chosen by players in different positions! Are your current boots the right choice or do you need new ones? We look at the common signs that tell you that your feet have changed and so should your boots!   What signs