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Hockey

About

The Wits Hockey club is one of the top performing clubs at Wits; the club offers opportunities for both men and women at all levels, from social competitions to elite competitions.

The club competes in the Southern Gauteng Hockey Association (SGHA) League, University Sport South Africa (USSA) Hockey Tournaments and Varsity Hockey tournaments.

The club has achieved many accolades over the years such as winning the Southern Gauteng Hockey League twice in a row and winning the University Sports South Africa (USSA) tournament. The club has also produced provincial and national athletes that have represented teams in the Premier Hockey League (PHL) and teams in the South African (SA) Hockey national and international competitions.

 

Contact Us

Hockey Sports Officer

Sharmin Naidoo

Office: 011 717 9410

E-mail:sharmin.naidoo@wits.ac.za

 

Hockey Chairperson

Gracie Taylor

Email: gracie.leegee@gmail.com

 

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Wits Hockey Junior Academy

Come and get the opportunity to be trained by one of South Africa’s top performing athletes! Robyn Johnson, together with Coach Shane Johnson (Wits Hockey Coach) will facilitate this programme, see below for more information:

Robyn Johnson is the Programme Director of the WHJA. Robyn is a South African National Women's Hockey Player currently in the Outdoor (#9) and Indoor (#13) national teams. She has extensive experience as a hockey player both locally and internationally (Belgium and Holland). Having worked with many junior hockey players over the last 10 years, she is passionate about youth hockey development in South Africa.

The academy will be hosted at the Home of Wits Hockey - Wits Hockey Astroturf (Parktown Education Campus, Johannesburg)

The academy aims to upskill young hockey players with necessary knowledge and skills so that they understand how to play outdoor hockey, ie -

Basic techniques and skills Training and mini-games Player positioning and tactics Rules of the game

Despite these aims, we will not forget that we are coaching young children and we will ensure that our sessions are fun, interactive and exciting with the goal always being to encourage players to keep trying their best and to enjoy themselves on the astroturf!

The Coaches

The academy coaches will be comprised of senior players from the Wits Men and Women First Teams. These players are all at least at provincial playing level with some at national playing level. Like Robyn, they are also passionate about youth hockey development.

Age groups

Mini hockey (Under 7 - Under 11): 16:00 - 17:00

Junior hockey (Under 12 - Under 13): 17:30 - 18:30

Academy spots are limited due to Covid-19 regulations.

If you would like to register, please get in touch with us -

Email: witshockeyJA@gmail.com

Mobile (phone or WhatsApp): 078 753 7250 (Robyn Johnson) or 078 430 5123 (Shane

Johnson)

Registration fee

  • R199.00 - including WHJA branded t-shirt (once-off fee).
  • Season fee
  • Mini Hockey (U7 - U11): R2999.00 for the full season or R999.00 per term.
  • Junior Hockey (U12 - U13): R2999.00 for the full season or R999.00 per term.
  • Total fee (including registration fee)
  • R3198.00 (full season) R1198.00 (single term)

Please note the following -

All fees will cover astroturf hire (electricity and water), coaching and equipment. There will be no rebates for players who join midway through the season/term. The season/term fee must be paid within 7 days of registration.

BANK DETAILS

  • Bank: Standard Bank
  • Account Holder: WH Junior Academy
  • Account Number: 10144211473
  • Branch Code: 051001
  • Reference: Surname + MH (mini hockey)/JH (junior hockey)
  • Please email your proof of payment to witshockeyJA@gmail.com. Please remember to use the correct reference when making payment. 

Academy Times and Dates

Please note that all sessions will take place on Friday's.

Times

Mini Hockey (U7- U11): 16:00 - 17:00 Junior Hockey (U12 - U13): 17:30 - 18:30

Dates

Term 1 (February - April): 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 26 Mar & 2 April.

Term 2 (April - May): 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 30 Apr, 7 May, 14 May, 21 May.

Term 3 (July - September): 23 July, 30 July, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep.

 

Minimum Player Equipment

At a minimum, each player will require the following equipment to participate at the academy - Hockey stick

  • Shin guards
  • Mouth guard
  • Hockey shoes (or sport shoes with grip)
  • Water bottle

Covid-19 equipment: cloth face mask/buff and own small hand sanitiser.

Covid-19 Protocols

We are committed to ensuring that our players and coaches are safe and healthy when they attend our academy.

We will comply with the following minimum Covid-19 Protocols - Registration for all players and coaches

  • Mask-wearing on entrance and exit
  • Regular hand-sanitising
  • Social distancing
  • Prohibition of contact (such as high-fives and hugging) between players and coaches
Gallery

Wits Women’s Hockey team celebrating a victory in a clash against Maties in the Varsity Hockey Tournament

(Photo Credit: Varsity Hockey)

Nomnikelo Veto and Lezaan Jansen van Vuren in action in the Varsity Hockey Tournament

Chad Futcher in action in the Varsity Hockey Tournament (Photo Credit: Varsity Hockey)

Cody Van Wyk in action in the Varsity Hockey Tournament (Photo Credit Varsity Hockey)

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