Victorious weekend for Steinhoff Maties Hockey!

The Steinhoff Maties Hockey Club started the season with a bang this past weekend by winning three and drawing one of its four games in the Western Province Grand Challenge.

The Steinhoff Maties men’s team beat Langa (4-0) and WPCC (4-3), while Steinhoff Maties women thrashed Durbanville 12-0. Vics men drew 4-4 against Pinelands and Vics women beat Pinelands 4-0.

 In the scorching heat of early Saturday afternoon the Steinhoff Maties women produced some red-hot action with goals from Tarryn Glasby (3), Illse Davids (2), Qunita Bobbs (3), Jenade Bredell (2), Suleke Brand and Leigh Boardman. Durbanville stood no chance. The result was almost inevitable with such depth and quality in the Maties team, and it didn’t take long before home side was dominating the game. Although Maties went into the half-time break 7-0 ahead the score could have been even bigger, but there were some missed opportunities. The intensity and pace of the game went down a bit in the second half due to the extreme heat.

 week 1 photos

Even though the Steinhoff Maties men’s team played later in the evening it was still quite hot. And so were the tempers of some of the players. It was a high intensity match that threatened to bowl over every now and then with the Langa players feeling the heat. Maties kept their cool though and the goals were scored by Jordan Turnbell (2), Shannon Boucher and Keenan Horne. The first half can almost be best described as a war of attrition. It was early in the second half that the Maties broke the dry spell and got the scoreboard ticking. Langa featured a very well structured team with dominant players, but they struggled against the pace of the game which was dictated by strong play down the middle between Dylan Swanepoel and Rob Edwards. Matt de Sousa was calm and collected on his debut and walked away with a well-deserved man of the match performance, his consistence and extremely good movement off the ball was a comforting sight for the coaching staff.

 Maties 12 April

On Sunday Boucher scored a brace and Turnbell got his third goal of the weekend when Steinhoff Maties got the better of WPCC. This game featured some of the best players in the country with a number of players having national colours for both sides. WPCC on paper definitely had the edge with experience, although Steinhoff Maties are no strangers to entering this game as underdogs. The score at half time was 3-0 for Maties. The second half showed signs of fatigue of the Maties players and saw them concede two goals; although great awareness from the players to slow the game down saw them hold on to a well fought victory.

 Cameron Corney, Edwin Reed, Kyle-Lion Cachet and Andrew Drummond scored the goals in Vics’ 4-4 draw against Pinelands. Vics dominated the first half, but the score was 1-1 after the first 35 minutes. The second half saw an extremely different Victorians team which saw a goal after some brilliant quick passing between players, this ignited a fire within the Victorians and soon after that they were 3-1 up and the dominate team in the game. Pinelands did not give up though and scored the equaliser with only seconds left in the game.

 Chloe Phieffer scored a hattrick for the Victorians women’s team against Pinelands. Megan Engelbrecht was the other goal scorer. The Vics had a large number of players experience their first taste of Grand Challenge hockey and this was marked by fumbled play in the early parts of the first half. The game was slow and possession change between the two teams. The game settled after the opening goal, which bought a complete change in the Victorians play.

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Hockey season starts!

Steinhoff Maties Hockey will start the Grand Challenge League this coming Saturday at the Maties Astro. The men’s team will be up against Langa at 18:00, while the women will be in action at 13:30 against Durbanville. Both teams won the Grand Challenge last season.

It will be Neville Rothman’s first game in charge as coach of the Maties Men’s team. Rothman is not new to the Grand Challenge. He coached Vics for the past few years so he is not expecting nervous butterflies come Saturday’s match. “We have been working hard since early February. Langa is never an easy fixture to start off with but we are confident in our processes and we will look to play our usual brand of flowing hockey. Over the past 5 seasons I have coached the Victorians in the Grand Challenge so I am not nervous but this is my first year in charge of the TOP TEAM at Maties – I am more excited than nervous but am grateful for the opportunity that has been afforded to me.”

While Rothman is making his debut as the top team’s coach, women’s coach Jenny King is very experienced. “The team has had an extensive pre-season training program so I am confident that we will be technically and physically ready for the first game. Tactical preparation develops throughout the season so we look forward to getting a start. The first game of the season is never easy, but I am confident with the team almost at full strength that we will play well and get the result we need. The strength of the mid-field will give us a great attacking base to work from. It is great to have all teams at home this weekend, gives the season great momentum and a chance for all teams to get to see each other.”

Fixtures are available on this site under Fixtures tab.

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Steinhoff Maties Hockey Camp Success

Another most successful Hockey Camp behind us.

Hokkie kamp14- snaaks-s

Please see this weekend’s fixtures posted under the “Fixtures” page.

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Steinhoff Summer League Finals!

During a scintillating evening of excellent hockey throughout, the final honours of Steinhoff Summer League winners went to the teams of Bloemhof (ladies) and Helderberg (men). 

B Pink had to defend their title against Bloemhof, and with the score still 0-0 at full time, the ladies final went into the sudden death one-on-one shoot outs, where Bloemhof managed to take the title.

The men’s final saw some brilliant hockey, with both teams attacking at times and having to defend at others.  The spectators were treated to a great exhibition of skilled hockey.  Well done to Helderberg who took the honours from Paul Roos.

Summer league

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Austria vs Steinhoff Maties Men

On Friday night, not only did the Steinhoff Summer League Finals take place, but the Steinhoff Maties Men side played a match against the national Austrian side.  It was good hockey to watch with a lot of spectators to cheer on the teams.

Austria

Austria walked of winners of the match, but at the end of the day – HOCKEY was the biggest winner.

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Three Steinhoff Maties in SA hockey team for Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia

Steinhoff Maties Hockey’s Jacques le Roux, Jean-Pierre de Voux and Dylan Swanepoel are currently in Malaysia representing the South African men’s hockey team at the Azlah Shah Cup.

The SA Lads

Other countries at the tournament are Australia, Korea, Malaysia, Canada and China. Action starts today (Thursday 13 March) and the final matches will be played on Sunday 23 March.

The Steinhoff Maties trio was also part of the South African team who recently played against two time Olympic champions Germany at Hartleyvale. SA lost the series 0-3.

This is the second overseas series Le Roux, Swanepoel and De Voux is playing in after also being in action in a series against Argentina. Swanepoel was the unofficial Player of the Series according to reports.

 

The full squad for Malaysia: Rassie Pieterse, Jacques le Roux (Steinhoff Maties), Francois Pretorius, Robin Jones, Dylan Swanepoel (Steinhoff Maties), Jethro Eustice, Rhett Halkett, Wade Paton, Clint Panther, Jonty Robinson, Tim Drummond, Taylor Dart, Owen Myimbi, Jean-Pierre de Voux (Steinhoff Maties), Lungi Tsolekile, Brandon Panther, Ignatius Malgraff and Julian Hykes.

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Matie teams announced

Congratulations to all the players.

Herewith the teams:

Steinhoff Maties Ladies Teams 2014

Steinhoff Maties Men Teams 2014

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MATIES in SA National Men squad!

A huge congratulations to the Maties Men and Ex Maties that made the SA Men’s squad that will be training in Cape Town in preparation for the German test series.

 CURRENT MATIES

Jacques le Roux
Dylan Swanepoel

Daniel Bell
Pierre de Voux

Keenan Horne

 EX MATIES

Clive Terwin

Cuan Burton-Moore

FIXTURES
SA vs Germany at Hartleyvale

1st Test, Wed, Mar 5 at 7pm; 2nd Test, Fri, Mar 7 at 7pm; 3rd Test, Sat, Mar 8 at 4pm
Tickets – adults R40; children (age 4-18) R10; family (2 adults, 2 children) R70; series ticket (per person) R80
Gates open: 1 hour prior to start time

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Princess Pro Series

PRINCESS PRO SERIES fixtures 2014

Pro-Series Ladies 2014

 

Pro-Series Men 2014

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WP U/21 teams announced

Congratulations to all the players that were selected to the various u/21 teams.

U21 Ladies A-Side Team Announcement 2014

U21 Ladies Pens Team Announcement 2014

U21 Men’s A Team Announcement 2014

U21 Men’s Pens Team Announcement 2014

Well done!

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