After the South African Hockey Men’s side was named for the FIH Hockey Series Final in Bhubaneswar in India yesterday, today we can officially share the support staff that will accompany Garreth and the team to India.
Sihle Ntuli – Assistant Coach
Cheslyn Gie – Assistant Coach
Nhlanhla Mlambo – Team Manager
Ashlin Freddy – Video Analyst and Trainer
Khavish Harry – Sports Scientist
Dr. Gavin Shang – Team Doctor
“We have pulled together an outstanding support team, with fantastic skills and important focus areas. It is our job to provide a basis for the team to perform at their ultimate potential for the Hockey Series Final, I can’t think of a better group of guys to share that with.” Shared national men’s coach Garreth Ewing
All the men have been part of the South African Hockey community for a while and are no strangers to the national squads.
It should be further noted that each of these men are giving their time on a voluntary basis and without pay. They will be taking around a month of leave to provide a support base for the men who will get the attention. It’s an honourable task that at times may be thankless, but today at least we thank them for their contribution.
The FIH Hockey Series Final takes place in Bhubaneswar in India from the 06 June – 15 June 2019. South Africa will be in Pool B alongside USA, Mexico and Japan. With India, Poland, Russia and Uzbekistan competing in Pool A.