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Pereira takes over as SA men’s hockey coach
- Updated: May 13, 2013
Former South African national player Charlie Pereira has been named as the head coach of the South Africa men’s hockey team, the South Africa Hockey Association announced on Monday.
Pereira was the interim head coach who piloted the national team to qualification for the World League semi-finals, which takes place in Malaysia from 29 June-7 July. He succeeds Gregg Clark.
Pereira’s national team qualified for Malaysia when they finished as runners-up to South American powerhouse Argentina at the World League Round 2 event in Brazil in March.
ÔÇ£It’s an honour to be appointed head coach of the national men’s team and I look forward to working with the rest of the management team as there is a lot of work for us to do to get ready for Malaysia,ÔÇØ Pereira said.ÔÇ¿ÔÇ¿SA Hockey Association CEO Marissa Langeni also named the management team. ÔÇ£The coaching staff for the senior men’s team is being appointed up until the conclusion of the 2014 Commonwealth Games,ÔÇØ Langeni said.
ÔÇ£The panel gives SA Hockey a pool of individuals to work with at various stages as part of our strategy to grow the base. Prior to any tour SAHA will continue to announce the tour management in consultation with the head coach on a project basis, so not all will travel with the team at any one time,ÔÇØ Langeni added.
SA MEN’S HOCKEY TEAM MANAGEMENT
Head Coach: Charlie Pereira
Trainers: Craig Fulton, Kurt Cerfontyne, Pierre le Roux, Darryn Gallagher
Sports Science ÔÇô conditioning coach: Robin van Ginkel
Managers: Reggie Smith, Martin van Staden, Anton van Rooyen
Selectors: Igsaan Ajam, David Viney, Bruce Jacobs, Alistar Fredericks
Video Analysts: Mo Malebye, Wayne Hendricks, Jamie Kroukamp
Upcoming┬á International Hockey Federation (FIH) events:
World League semi-finals in Malaysia, 29 June-7 July 7.
Africa Cup in Kenya, 27-Sept-5 Oct.