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National hockey team heads east for World League build-up

An Investec South African women’s hockey squad has jetted off to China this week for a training camp.

National coach Giles Bonnet’s squad will be based at the Chinese Liaoning Navigation Sport┬á School and the camp forms part of the preparations for the Investec South African women’s hockey team’s participation in the Investec World League semi-finals tournament in London from 22-30 June.

A number of players were unavailable due to injury, work or study commitments.

Meanwhile, a squad of 20 Under-21 players was named to take part in a training camp from 6 July in The Netherlands ahead of the 18-player national team being announced ┬áto represent South Africa at the Junior World Cup women’s finals from 27 July to 4 August in Monchengladbach, Germany.

Investec South African women’s hockey squad: Dirkie Chamberlain (Northern Blues), Pietie Coetzee (Southern Gauteng), Lilian du Plessis (NB), Marcelle Keet (Border), Nicolene Terblanche (NB), Kaila Flemming (SG), Christine Roos (SG), Tanya Britz (Free State), Phume Mbande (NB), Tarryn Bright (Western Province), Jade Mayne (WP), Hanli Hattingh (WP), Shelley Russell (WP), Kelly Madsen (KZN Coastal), Marsha Marescia (SG), Lenise Marais (KZN Coastal), Nicole Kemp (FS), Toni Marks (Eastern Province).

South African Under-21 selection squad: Phume Mbande (Northern Blues), Anelle van Deventer (North West), Nicole Walraven (Free State), Taryn Mallett (Western Province), Erin Hunter (WP), Nika Nel (Southern Gauteng), Bronwyn Kretzmann (WP), Sherry King (WP), Izelle Lategan (FS), Quanita Bobbs (WP), Cornelle Botha (FS), Suleke Brand (WP), Tanya Britz (FS), Lilian du Plessis (NB), Tiffany Jones (NW), Toni Marx (Eastern Province), Tarryn Glasby (WP), Jacinta Jubb (NB), Line Malan (FS), Stephanie Baxter (NW).