Colts (boys) and Cubs (girls) YOUTH Programme
Colts Technical Director:
Tyson Dlungwana – 39* Caps for the National Mens Hockey Team
Youth Olympic Games 2014, Vice-Captain of SA u21 team 2016, Participated at the Junior World Cup in 2016, Africa Cup Winners 2017, Mens World Cup 2018, Commonwealth Games 2018.
Cubs Technical Director:
Celia Evans – 155* Caps for the National Women’s Hockey Team
Junior World Cup 2009, Women’s World Cup 2014, Africa Cup Champions 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019; Common Wealth 2014, 2018
Aims of the Programme
- Make it possible for high school children to participate in adult league BUT in dedicated youth teams
- Coaching from coaches committed to youth development and specialised skills training from current national players
- Mentorship during matches with one or two senior, experienced players in the team to provide guidance
- Create a safe and learning environment for their league hockey participation
- Allow them to experiment with new techniques and tactics without the pressure of winning.
- To develop their ability, skills and confidence in order to give them the opportunity of being placed in the Club Premier League teams when they are ready to do so.