CapeTownMagazine.com

Watch Africa’s Hockey Stars Pave Their Way To The Olympics

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

Watch Africa’s Hockey Stars Pave Their Way To The Olympics

Can our local teams earn their place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? And will South Africa’s women’s team claim their seventh title?

The best African hockey nations are coming together at Stellenbosch University for the AFCON African Road to Tokyo hockey tournament from 12 – 18 August 2019. Men’s and women’s teams will battle it out to represent their countries at the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.

WHO’S PLAYING?
There’ll be eight men's teams from South Africa, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The women’s tournament will consist of seven teams, with all but Egypt from the men’s tournament participating.

SA men’s Coach, Garreth Ewing and SA Women’s coach, Rob van Ginkel, have been working hard assembling the best national squads possible.

WATCH: HOW AMAZING IS THIS SAVE?

Due to Nigeria and Uganda experiencing Visa problems amongst others, the fixtures have been changed:

SCHEDULE (Updated on 14 August, full schedule below)

  • Monday 12 August: 9 am–6:30 pm
  • Tuesday 13 August: 11 am – 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday 14 August: Rest day
  • Thursday 15 August: 9 am – 6:30 pm           
  • Friday 16 August: Rest day
  • Saturday 17 August: 9 am – 6:30 pm 
  • Sunday 18 August: 9 am – 6:30 pm

THE VENUE
The tournament takes place at Stellenbosch University hockey field, PSO Club House, Coetzenberg, Stellenbosch. Teams will be playing on an artificial surface and you can watch the action from the spectator stands. 

WATCH: SMOOTH SKILLS

REFRESHMENTS
There’ll be food vendors, a tuck-shop and beer tent. Fill up on pizza, toasted sandwiches, warm chips, boerie rolls, burgers, vetkoek and mince, pancakes and more.

ATTENDING THE AFCON HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
Tickets cost R10 for school pupils, R20 for students and R40 for adults and can be booked online or bought at the gate. For more information, please contact the organisers directly on +27(0)83 461 4722 or +27(0)82 578 0840. There is secure parking at the hockey field at no extra charge. |

This event is organised by the South African Hockey Association (SAHA) and Western Province Hockey Union (WPHU).

African Olympic Qualifier Tournament 2019, Stellenbosch

Images: Kim Clayton

---

If you love the game, check out our section on sports and places to watch soccer.

While you’re in the area, check out the nightlife and things to do in Stellenbosch.

---

---

Supercharge your event? Our Events Support Programme gets results. Contact support@capetownmagazine.com or +27 (0)21 422 2444.

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of what’s happening in the city, ‘burbs and dorpies. Join our newsletter and get quick access on the go by adding us to your mobile home screen for the ultimate guide to discoveries in Cape Town.

Follow and like us on Twitter ❤ Facebook ❤ LinkedIn ❤ Instagram ❤ Pinterest for updates.

Cape Town Events Calendar
August 2019
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Woolworths_ProductionA Haunting New Show With A Hilariously ...

Anything and everything will be made fun of in Juliet Jenkin’s new satire

mother_city_comedy_festivalPlanting Funny Bones And Growing Local ...

Come out to support comedians you know... and new ones you’ll love

Wolfie7Got kids? Put This Family Festival On ...

Three days, a packed line-up of activities, and quality time with the kids

Cape Town Helicopters Generic NEW 3Get A Treat When You Book Any One Of ...

Use “capetownmagazine” at check out when you book online with Cape Town Experiences

wine_glass_13Wine Down Every Weekend at The Wine ...

Great specials: 2-for-1 on Fridays, oysters and bubbly on Sundays

la_parada_sunsetLa Parada Kickstarts Your Weekend With ...

DJ Tanner, DJ Cosher, ALT EGO and Acoustic Element, plus happy hour and tapas

Polkadraai_and_popcorn_popcorn_and_wine1Polkadraai & Popcorn Wine Pairing Back ...

Check out the anti-serious wine pairing in the Western Cape with Polkadraai & Popcorn

OX boat rides 04Spot Whales, Dolphins, Penguins, Seals ...

Readers get a special discounted rate with Ocean Experiences

aroundaboutnew3Season Specials And More With ...

From R200 vouchers and free upgrades, drive away with more value adds

William_Kentridge_2A Monumental Exhibition At The Norval ...

The iconic South African artist’s largest exhibition in Africa in over a decade

Marianne Wine EstateStay at Marianne Wine Estate for 20% ...

There are plenty of accommodation options at this winery that sits between Stellenbosch ...

rotterdamUltimate Bachelorette Party: The Girls ...

Three days of gin pairings, massages and pool (or fireside bar) parties on a private ...

goudini8Get Married At Goudini Spa And Stay in ...

It’s a 6-sleeper with panoramic views of the Breedkloof valley

kiff_kombis_wine_beer_2019Buckle Up For A Beer Safari

Sample the best that Cape Town’s booming craft beer industry has to offer (and let ...

onomo_tacoTacos and Sangria at a Friday Fiesta ...

Tuck in while you soak in the atmosphere of the city centre

camissatownship_newEmbark On A Township Eco-Friendly ...

Enjoy this interactive excursion to the bustling community of Langa

Glowing Rooms 3Get a Great Saving on 3D Mini-Golf with ...

Pay a special rate for entrance into SA’s first 3D space-themed glow-in-the-dark ...

asamisOverload On Asami’s Sushi And Noodles

Get sushi and noodle specials three days a week

galileo_meyThe Galileo Open Air Cinema Friday ...

Get your dose of classics, dramas, action movies and more at these outdoor summertime ...

Leopards Leap Rotisserie LunchRotisserie Lunch at Leopard’s Leap ...

Snack on succulent skewered meats and seasonal salads at this hip, young Winelands ...

tjing_momjii_3Next-Level Dining At Tjing Tjing Momiji

Take your taste buds on a tour of Japan

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips