SA Hockey Men’s Squad named

The SA Hockey Association are pleased to announce the SA Mens 2019/2020 Squad as coach Garreth Ewing has a firm eye now on the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The squad selected features 36 players that impressed selectors at the August IPT in Bloemfontein. The Final was contested by Western Province and Southern Gauteng, with each finalist having ten players in the 36 selected players. A further 9 medically exempt players are included in the squad who will need final medical clearance prior to any team selection, taking the total selection squad size to 45.

Although the focus of the squad is the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year, there is an added focus on building a squad capable of competing in the build up to and including the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, the FIH Hockey World Cup and the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

The squad boasts an exciting mix of youngsters and experience with the likes of Tim Drummond, Austin Smith and Rassie Pieterse who are joined by first time senior call ups for the of likes of Mustapha Cassiem, Luke Wynford and Chad Futcher.

The squad will be streamlined throughout the next few months and cut to a final Olympic Squad for Tokyo 2020. Although selected in the 45, the hard work will only just be starting as the players below look to secure their spot in Japan.

# Player Name Province  
1 Alex Stewart Western Province
2 Amkelwe Letuka Northerns Blues
3 Andrew Hobson Western Province
4 Austin Smith Western Province
5 Brad Sherwood Northerns Blues
6 Chad Futcher Southern Gauteng
7 Charlie Bowren Western Province
8 Clinton Panther KZN Raiders
9 Cody van Wyk Southern Gauteng
10 Connor Beauchamp Western Province
11 Courtney Hallé Southern Gauteng
12 Daniel Bell Western Province
13 Daniel Sibbald KZN Raiders
14 Dayaan Cassiem Western Province
15 Erasmus Pieterse Southern Gauteng
16 Estiaan Kriek Southern Gauteng
17 Gareth Heyns Southern Gauteng
18 Gowan Jones KZN Raiders
19 Ignatius Malgraff Eastern Province
20 Jared Cass Northerns Blues
21 Jethro Eustice KZN Raiders
22 Keenan Horne Western Province
23 Le-Neal Jackson Northerns Blues
24 Luke Wynford SA u21
25 Matthew Brown Southern Gauteng
26 Matthew De Sousa KZN Raiders
27 Matthew Guise-Brown Northerns Blues
28 Miguel Da Graca Southern Gauteng
29 Mohamed Mea KZN Raiders
30 Mustapha Cassiem Western Province
31 Nic Spooner Southern Gauteng
32 Nqobile Ntuli Northerns Blues
33 Owen Mvimbi Southern Gauteng
34 Peabo Lembethe Northerns Blues
35 Richard Pautz Southern Gauteng
36 Rusten Abrahams Southern Gauteng
37 Ryan Crowe Western Province
38 Ryan Julius Western Province
39 Sam Mvimbi Northerns Blues
40 Siya Nolutshungu KZN Raiders
41 Taine Paton KZN Raiders
42 Taylor Dart Southern Gauteng
43 Tevin Kok Northerns Blues
44 Tim Drummond KZN Raiders
45 Tyson Dlungwana Northerns Blues

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