THE women national hockey team arrived in Pietermaritzburg yesterday morning ahead of a one-week-long South African Women Inter-Provincial Tournament (IPT) which begins on Sunday.
The Hockey Association of Zimbabwe (HAZ) is hoping that the competition will provide international exposure to the local ladies as part of the association’s efforts to rebuild the team.
“The Hockey Association of Zimbabwe has facilitated the entry of a Zimbabwe ladies select team to take part in the South African Women Inter-Provincial Tournament (IPT) which runs from 17 August to 23 August 2014 to be held in Pietermaritzburg. The Zimbabwe side was chosen from players who have been taking part in the on-going national league as well as the national Inter-Provincial Tournament held in Bulawayo in July.
This tournament will give some international exposure to the Zimbabwe ladies team as part of our rebuilding effort,” Chigwedere said.
HAZ vice-president Humphrey Chigwedere yesterday confirmed that the 16-member team arrived safely in South Africa for the tournament. Chris Davison is taking charge of the team while Carol Davis is their manager.
Squad: Peta-Ann Davies, Laurent Dent (Goal-keepers), Rashmi Baghat, Audrey Mangwende, Stacy Logan, Chantelle Zietsman, Michelle Mullins, Stephanie Campbell, Iman Johnson, Nicky Taylor, Aimee Nativel, Jessica Hilton-Barber, Chelsea Louw, Estelle Stambolie, Fariyah Omarshah, Michelle Williams