ASTRO UPDATE

The Wanderers Astro unfortunately will not be completed by end-March 2022 as previously communicated due to several unforeseen issues. The Hockey Committee is, however, working closely with the main club to expedite the process. We expect the Astro to be completed just before Easter. In the interim, we will continue training at our alternative venues (see details below). We thank you for your patience and look forward to hosting you at Wanderers once again!

COVID-19 UPDATE

President Ramaphosa recently announced the easing of several restrictions, including gatherings and mask-wearing, as part of Adjusted Alert Level 1. Spectators will therefore be allowed at all hockey matches and practices. It will be great to have our supporters back!

SENIOR HOCKEY

Preseason trials and performance squad training commenced on 1 March 2022 for senior players. Teams will be finalized shortly prior to the commencement of the league on 24 April 2022. Wanderers are entering 7 men’s teams and 5 ladies’ teams this season.

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All players and new joiners are encouraged to register on the SportsPlus App before 31 March 2022.

Please register below for the relevant program: https://sportsplus.app/public/4228/registration

Once complete, download the SportsPlus App from the App Store for all communication, scheduling (games, practices, and events) etc.

 

The senior hockey teams will train at Roedean and St David’s over the next 2 week before returning to Wanderers after Easter. Training days and times will be communicated shortly.

  • LADIES TRAINING
Team Date Time Venue
1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesday, 5 & 12 April 19H30 – 21H00 Roedean
Thursday, 7 & 14 April 18H00 – 19H30 Roedean
3rd and 4th Wednesday, 6 & 13 April 18H00 – 19H00 St David’s
  • MENS TRAINING
Team Date Time Venue
1st and 2nd Tuesday, 5 & 12 April 18H00 – 19H30 Roedean
Thursday, 7 & 14 April 19H30 – 21H00 Roedean
Social Wednesday, 6 & 13 April 19H00 – 20H00 St David’s

JUNIOR HOCKEY

Junior registration has now closed for 2022. Practices began on 5 March 2002 at Reddam Waterfall on Saturdays and St David’s during the week. Training will continue at these venues until 12 April 2022 (see details below).

PLEASE NOTE: there will be NO training on the following days:

·       Monday, 4 April and Thursday, 14 April at St David’s as the field is unavailable

·       Easter weekend (15 – 18 April)

Thereafter, we will be back at Wanderers and revised practice schedules will be communicated.

LOWER JUNIOR GROUPS (U5/7/9/11)

  • TRAINING
Age Group Date Time Venue
U5 & U7 Saturday, 2 April 08H00 – 09H00 Reddam, Waterfall
Saturday, 9 April 08H00 – 09H00 Reddam, Waterfall
U9 Saturday, 2 April 09H00 – 10H00 Reddam, Waterfall
Saturday, 9 April 09H00 – 10H00 Reddam, Waterfall
U11 Saturday, 2 April 10H00 – 11H00 Reddam, Waterfall
Saturday, 9 April 10H00 – 11H00 Reddam, Waterfall
  • DERBY DAYS

Southern Gauteng has decided to formalize the derby day format piloted last year. This means interclub derby days will take place approximately every 2nd week with each age group at their own venue, allowing for more streamlined matches.  The scheduled derby days are: 30 April, 7 and 21 May, 4 and 18 June, 9, and 23 July 2022. Matches will no longer be played on grass!

UPPER JUNIOR GROUPS (U13/COLTS)

  • TRAINING
Age Group Date Time Venue
U13 Girls Saturday, 2 April 11H00 – 12H00 Reddam, Waterfall
Saturday, 9 April 11H00 – 12H00 Reddam, Waterfall
U13 Boys & GKs Saturday, 2 April 12H00 – 13H00 Reddam, Waterfall
Saturday, 9 April 12H00 – 13H00 Reddam, Waterfall
U13 Girls/Boys & Colts Girls Monday, 11 April 18H30 – 19H30 St David’s
Colts Boys & GKs Tuesday, 5 April 18H30 – 19H30 St David’s
Tuesday, 12 April 18H30 – 19H30 St David’s
Colts Girls Thursday, 7 April 18H30 – 19H30 St David’s
  • FRIDAY NIGHT LEAGUE (FNL)

Teams will be finalised in the beginning of April and will remain together throughout the season. The team will learn and grow together through training and matches taking place on Friday evening (Friday Night League) from 30 April – 29 July 2022. Each team will have their own dedicated coach who will provide tailored training based on the needs and talents of the team.

INDOOR HOCKEY

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Congratulations to our Wanderers Gold high school team who finished 3rd in the Women’s 1 Senior League, with the same points as Old Eds (in 2nd place) and only 1 goal less. Fantastic achievement! 

SAINTS SPORTSFEST 2022

Southern Trappers are hosting an U12/13 Easter festival 5s tournament at Saint Stithians on Monday, 18 April 2022 with space for 12 teams only.

Wanderers are entering two U12/13 GIRLS teams (18 field players and 2 goalkeepers).

The cost is R600 per player to pay for the team and our coaches. Please note that payment is due immediately upon confirmation of the team and is unfortunately non-refundable should your daughter no longer be able to play.

If you are interested, please register below as registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

https://sportsplus.app/public/4228/registration

Kind regards

The Wanderers Hockey Committee