SENIOR LEAGUE UPDATE

Round 2 of the SG Winter League is underway, and it’s wonderful to be back out on the turf.  It has been a bit of a slow start for some of the teams, and school holidays hasn’t helped our players availability.  Good luck to our teams going forward, please make use of your training slots to further improve our results.

SUBER BOCK AND SENIOR HOCKEY

We are very grateful for Super Bock who have come on board to sponsor the hockey section for the next 3 years.  The sponsorship agreement was made a couple of months before the initial Covid lockdown hit, and as a result it has taken a bit longer to gain momentum.  We would like to thank Super Bock for their commitment to Wanderer’s hockey and their patience during the very disjointed season, the lapa bar being closed and no spectators being allowed at the astro.  We look forward to restrictions being lifted and the plans we have in store for our members going forward!

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Rumblers (M3) enjoying a well-deserved SB.

MASTERS LEAGUE UPDATE

The SG Masters Hockey league is also underway, with games being played on Saturdays 2:15pm.  Our Tuaregs team, as always, playing strong, competitive hockey.  It is a pleasure to host the guys and girls!

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JUNIOR HOCKEY UPDATE

It’s been a wonderful, relaxed, and busy last month of outdoor hockey for our Juniors.  Thank you to Katelijn, Alridge and all our coaches for their passion and enthusiasm towards junior hockey.  We are lucky to have you all and proud of what you have achieved.

GOALKEEPER BONANZA

On Saturday 7th August we held our first ever Goalkeeper Bonanza to encourage new goalkeepers to join the club or existing members to try out goalkeeping.  We were also lucky enough to welcome Rassie Pieterse, Wanderer’s 1stTeam and SA Men’s Olympic Goalkeeper, back from Tokyo.  Thank you Rassie for inspiring our juniors and well done on your incredible performance in Tokyo, proudly Wanderers!

As part of our Goalkeeper Bonanza, see below Finders Fee Discount we are offering new and existing members who introduce a Goalkeeper to Wanderers Junior Hockey:

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Katelijn Aerts and Wanderers Hockey Chairman, Gary Davies, welcoming back Rassie Pieterse.

FRIDAY NIGHT LEAGUE/CLUB LEAGUE DAYS

Our u13 and Colts Boys and Girls have been very busy with 3 weeks of FNL this month.  Thank you to the players, parents and coaches for their support and commitment.  The results have been great, and you can all be proud.

Our u5s – u11s participated in a club league day on the 14th of August, playing at various venues around Joburg.  It was a very chilly day out, but fun was had by all, thank you.

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WELCOMING TARYN MALLETT BACK FROM TOKYO

It was with much excitement Taryn Mallett (TK) agreed to be our guest coach at the U13 training session on 14thAugust.  TK ran an awesome, skills-based session for the kids, thank you.  What an amazing role model you are to our junior members, we appreciate your time and generosity.

FINAL OUTDOOR JUNIOR HOCKEY SESSION 2021

Saturday 28th August was our last junior outdoor hockey session of the year.  It has become tradition for our parents to join in their child’s session, and this year the Wanderers folks showed us some serious skills!  What a wonderful, fun day, thank you to all our parents for their support throughout this very bumpy season.  We appreciate it and can’t wait to see you next year!

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The Wanderers Junior Hockey Team 2021

Busy days, proudly Wanderers, until next month!

Gill Pringle