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Hockey24Seven is the first ever dedicated hockey podcast in South Africa. Tyron “Jabu” Barnard and Derek Alberts pair up for a weekly chat with a hockey personality about all things hockey in the country and abroad. Both are former SAB Sports Media Award winners and branch into the podcast to tell the terrific untold stories of the world of Hockey.

Tyron "Jabu" Barnard

Tyron "Jabu" Barnard


A proudly South African blog dedicated to all things sport. From its humble beginnings in 2010, we strive to post articles that keep the flag flying high.

Jabu, the founder of All Things Jabu, is also the site editor and main writer. Jabu’s spend his daytime being a Senior Manager at KPMG’s Learning and Development department, before putting on his blogger cap. Through his adventures as a blogger, Jabu had work published in Sports Illustrated, The South African, Unogwaja, Deelish Life ‘n Style, Student Brands Magazine, Nigerian Newsline, Run Ride Dive and Yes! Magazine. Jabu has also appeared on 702 Sports Talk, Maties FM, Old Mutual Live, African Talk and SABC News, while also being a regular analyst for ETV Sunrise.

Jabu wears red socks on Fridays and sometimes on other days too. He also has adopted a cheetah named #Heathcliffe at the De Wildt Cheetah Sanctuary in Hartebeesport.