Hockey is offered for either boys or girls as a winter sport.

Sport tours 2021

2020 Practice Times

General sport enquiries: Mr Hans van Vreden Head of Sport (hvanvreden@midstreamcollege.co.za).

Boys’ Hockey

Midstream College’s hockey has grown in leaps and bounds since our inception in 2007. After only this short time, we are a reckoned competitor in Gauteng and beyond the borders of the province. In the coming season we will field seven sides over three leagues, with a strong possibility of an eighth side also. Our A-teams placed 5th, our B-teams 6th and even our under 16C-team did well in their league in the season before Covid-19.

Over the years we have demonstrated our excellent progress on levels of play and coaching, as we have moved up through the leagues. We embrace the ever-changing game of hockey, the ever-improving methods of coaching and advancing relevant skill sets. We relish the opportunity to introduce this wonderful game to all.

We are blessed in having a wonderful synthetic surface, with floodlights, to compliment the manicured grass fields, which affords us the capacity to host many matches at home.

Our hockey season starts officially with the trials just before the April holidays, when we take our annual tours. Practically, however, we like to start with pre-season fitness training, particularly for our players who are neither athletes nor swimmers.

The hockey season kicks off with the Gauteng Cup, played at the start of the season. The season is punctuated by several derby matches, in amongst our many league fixtures, where we are continually searching to find competition that will extend and challenge the status quo. Many of these derby matches are against schools, which are outside of the province. The matches, which are the highlights for our players, however, are those against rival neighbours in Pretoria, of course.

The top tier schools against which we compete are listed below in no particular order and taking the u/14, u/16 and 1st teams into consideration: Pretoria Boys High School, Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, Hoërskool Waterkloof, Hoërskool Menlopark, St Albans College, Hoërskool Garsfontein, Cornwall Hill College, Hoërskool Eldoraigne and Hoërskool Zwartkop. Over the past number of years, we have consistently managed to have more than a couple of players selected to represent the province each season.

Coaches 2021

Messrs John Acres, Malcolm Dunkeld, Adrian Hossell, Albert van Zyl, Jason Schoeman, Mss Michelle van Niekerk and Cindy Eksteen who are ably assisted by our technical staff member, Ms Nellis Putter. We also employ outside coaches to assist.

 

Tours 2021

Team

Dates

Destination

1st

6 to 9 April 2021

Kearsney College, KZN

u/16

6 to 9 April 2021

NWU, Potchefstroom

u/14A and B squads

5 to 8 April 2021

Nedstar, Pretoria

 

Match Dates 2021

 

These dates and fixtures will be published as they are finalised.

We anticipate participating in the Noordvaal tournament, which will be held from 29 to 30 July. The venue is yet to be confirmed.

 

Practice and match schedules will be published on the school’s website, confirmed via e-mail and sent on the WhatsApp groups for teams, as and when they become available and updated.

Boys hockey enquiries: Mr John Acres (jacres@midstreamcollege.co.za)

General sport enquiries: Mr Hans van Vreden (hvanvreden@midstreamcollege.co.za)

 

Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential.

– Liane Cardes

Girls’ Hockey

Girls Hockey

Midstream College takes hockey seriously and a professional approach is followed. The season starts each year with pre-season preparations in January and February. There are also conditioning sessions, which includes skills training for aspiring hockey players.

Background

Midstream College girl’s hockey has grown over the past 13 years, becoming bigger and stronger after every season. We look to the future with great anticipation. The astro turf and our increasing number of teams are great testimony to our dedication to providing a spot for every aspiring player.  We participate in the Northern Blues macro schools league. Every girl who wants to play hockey is afforded the opportunity to be part of a team and each team has a dedicated coach.

All the teams attend hockey courses that are offered during the March/April holidays, and during the off-season, clinics are offered. Emphasis is placed on basic skills and conditioning.

Hockey 2019

The 2019 hockey season can be summarised by the words of Michael Jordan: “Talent will win matches, but teamwork will win championships.”

We play in the top league and held own, finishing in fifth position. Mention must be made of our u/14 A, u/15A and u/16A teams that participated in the Noordvaal competition during the July holidays. History was once again made by the u/15A team that progressed to play in the Noordvaal final tournament.

“Every great achievement begins with the intention to try.” – Vincent van Gogh

Individually, our players performed very well and we are proud of the following provincial players: Daina Graham, Charlie Sambo, Nomalanga Langa, Megan Heher, Drew Goatley, Zoë Sheriffs, Kayleigh Gourrah, Andrea Roberts, Ashley Williams, Noluthando Khomo and Veronica du Plessis. Two of our u/14 girls were chosen for the Gauteng development team, i.e.  Miané Lessing and Marli Liebenberg.

Andrea Roberts was our first SA selected schools player.

Hockey 2020

Unfortunately the season was cut short due to Covid-19.

Hockey 2021

“The future has many names. The lazy ones call it Impossible, the scared ones call it The Unknown, and the brave ones call it My Challenge.” – Victor Hugo.

Coaches 2021

·         14A  Ms Carolien Verster

·         14B  Ms Anike Conradie

·         14C  Ms Heléne Meyer

·         15A  Ms Carli van Wyk

·         15B  Ms Cindy van Loggerenberg

·         15C  Ms Birgit Kotze

·         16A  Mr Siyabonga Mabena

·         16B  Ms Cheryl Grant

·         16C  Ms Iana de Jong

·         1st  Mss René du Plessis & Reneé van Wyk

·         2nd  Mr Ian Müller

·         3rd  Mr Johan Weideman

·         Assistant coaches: Mss Ciske van den Heever (16A),  Maritsa Smit (15B) & Tess Badenhorst (15C)

 

Tours 2021

Date

Place

Teams

26 & 27 March

Midstream College

Tournament

14B and C, 15B and C, 16B and C, 2nd & 3rd

 

8 – 12 April

Bloemfontein

Tournament & Camp

14A, 15A, 16A & 1st

13 April

Midstream College

Clinic Day

14B and C, 15B and C, 16B and C, 2nd & 3rd

 

 

Match dates 2021

Date

Opposition

27 February

1st team trials (PHSG)

12 & 13 March

Pietersburg

16 March

Montana

24 March

Cornwall Hill

17 April

Eldoraigne

22 April

PHSG

8 May

Garsfontein

18 May

Menlopark

22 May

AHMP

29 May

Waterkloof

24 July

Midstream tournament

4 – 7 Aug

Noordvaal (A-teams)

 

Practice times 2021

14A

Tuesdays

15:30 –  16:45

Wednesdays

14:00 – 15:00

Thursdays

18:00 – 19:45

14B

Tuesdays

15:30 – 16:45

 

Thursdays

18:00 – 19:45

14C

Tuesdays

14:15 – 15:30

 

Thursdays

15:30 -16:45

15A

Tuesdays

14:15 – 15:30

Wednesdays

14:00 – 15:00

Thursdays

16:45 – 18:00

15B

Tuesdays

14:15 – 15:30

 

Thursdays

18:00 – 19:45

15C

Tuesdays

14:15 – 15:30

 

Thursdays

15:30 -16:45

16A

Tuesdays

15:30 – 16:45

Wednesdays

14:00 – 15:00

Thursdays

16:45 – 18:00

16B

Tuesdays

16:45 – 18:00

 

Thursdays

14:15 – 15:30

16C

Tuesdays

15:30 – 16:45

 

Thursdays

14:15 – 15:30

1st

Mondays

15:15 – 16:30

Tuesdays

18:00 – 19:30

Thursdays

14:15 – 15:30

2nd

Tuesdays

14:15 – 15:30

 

Thursdays

14:15 – 15:30

3rd

Tuesdays

15:30 – 16:45

 

Thursdays

14:15 – 15:30

Girls hockey enquiries: Ms Reneé van Wyk (rvanwyk@midstreamcollege.co.za)

General sport enquiries: Mr Hans van Vreden (hvanvreden@midstreamcollege.co.za)

 

 

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