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January Hockey Camp at St Andrew's College

Jan 18, 2017
January Hockey Camp at St Andrew's College

A number of players of different age groups availed themselves to three days of intensive hockey training on the Webster Astro over the past weekend. The Hockey Camp was hosted by St Andrew’s College.

The players were able to enjoy the skilled coaching of national and Eastern Province player, Chad Cairncross, as well as Eastern Province star, Michael Abrahams. Both of these young players were able to get the players to perform at high standards throughout the weekend, despite fatigue and heat! The inspirational and competitive activities challenged the players to try and perform at their best at all times.

2016 1st XI players Tao Varty, Luke Hobson, Murray Breetzke, Zuko Yaka, Simon Harvey, Peter Jarvis, Richard Brown and Josh Marx set a fine example for the younger players to aspire and to execute their skills at a high level in every drill and match. The high standard of hockey delivered by these and younger players was a pleasure to witness in the off-season. Younger players David Redfern and Jurie Norval found the physical nature of the camp tough, but did not shirk from the challenge.

Other senior players who showed their potential under pressure included Dale Jevon, Daniel Erasmus, Jurgens Swart, Brad Landrey and Matthew MacKenzie, while a number of juniors including Cameron Chadwick, Peter Voges, Tom Russell, Dale Brody and James Mullins showed excellent promise.

The positive attitude shown by the players made the camp extremely valuable and worthwhile for the coaching staff.

"Thanks again to Chad and Michael for their expertise as well as for their ability to get the best out of the players. In addition, the ‘camp’ thanks Lwando Saunders, Lwandile Mustu and Ollie Peter for their valuable contributions, and to Chris Hibbert and his team for all the management and logistics." said Gary Frayne