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PSI – A Sleeping Giant Awakens

TYRON BARNARD

2K1A9304PSI Hockey was started in 2005 by former South African goalkeeper Simon Martin. The mission was a simple one, to grow the game of indoor hockey at school level in South Africa. That is exactly what the organisation has gone about doing. At the first national tournament in 2007 there were four franchises with a total of 24 sides. At the nationals in Durban in December last year, which I was fortunate enough to attend, there were 14 franchises with a whopping 236 teams. PSI is not just growing the game of indoor hockey in South Africa, it’s developing tomorrow heroes.

Indoor Hockey is often seen as the ugly step sister to field hockey, but with the Olympic criteria constantly changing the face of the outdoor game, the gap between the two is shrinking. No more is this evident than the amount of outdoor players having a good go at indoor hockey including the likes of Jethro Eustice, Kamal Ramburth-Hurt and Taine Paton. The game is played at a ferocious speed where, unlike in field hockey, you can’t hide anywhere on the field. As the Olympics continues to look for a shortened, more impactful form of field hockey, the condensed version of the game already exists in the sensational indoor hockey.

In 2015 PSI also raised the game to help raise the profile of South Africa Indoor Hockey in assembling an International All-Star squad for the Denbeys International Series against SA. The series was played in front of crowds far larger than what we see elsewhere in SA and underlines the appetite SA Hockey fans have for the indoor game. For a team that usually only plays African qualifiers and World Cups, this was a massive opportunity to build experience. Incredibly there were a few PSI Alumni that featured in the series, further inspiring the future of SA Indoor hockey to embrace their dreams and chase their goals.

PSI’s growth is also not only in numbers, but also in quality. The final of the Boys U/18 between the Gryphons from Johannesburg and the Seals from Cape Town produced a mouth-watering display of hockey that lived up to any of the international games played at UKZN that week. As the quality of the PSI continues to grow, so too will the talent pool at South Africa’s disposal.

At a time when South African hockey was rocked with the exclusion from the Rio Olympics, PSI is offering the glimmer of hope that everything is going to be okay in SA Hockey, it’s almost like it is awakening our own sleeping giant.

Stay up to date on all things PSI by following on:

Twitter – @PSIHockey

Facebook – Pro Series Indoor

Instagram – Pro Series Indoor

YouTube – PSI Hockey (Pro Series Indoor)

Added: 10/02/2016

 

 

ALL STARS TEAM 2015 

Congratulations to the following players who were selected for the PSi SA All Stars teams during the PSi Nationals in December 2015.

 

The top 10 Girls and Boys players from both u16 and u18 age group were selected during an action pack week where 85 teams competed in both A and B sections.

 

We would like to thank the selectors Fabian Gregory and Matthew Fairweather for their time and efforts that they put in during the week of PSI Nationals.

 

       

Girls U16 Team

 

Boys U16 Team

 

1. Mishaka Ellis  

Foxes

1. Callen Heyns

Seals

2 Tanitah Deyzel    

Vipers

2 Wade Dollman

Seals

3 Ammaarah Hendricks

Seals

3 Christian Rohrer  

Seals

4 Nidia Vermeulen

Foxes

4 Chase Lourens  

Seals

5 Ongeziwe Mali      

Vipers

5 Josh Duchworth    

Panthers

6 Monique Bartsch  

Foxes

6 Taine Bird      

Panthers

7 Gabriella Terblanche    

Gryphons

7 Cody Posthumus  

Vipers

8 Rebecca Kaps    

Foxes

8 Luke Wynford    

Vipers

9 Courtney Abrahams    

Gryphons

 9 Mark Strickett       

Gryphons

10 Kirsty Adams      

Foxes

 10 Jeremy Foord         

Panthers

 

       

Girls U18 Team

 

Boys U18 Team

 

1. Cheree Greyvenstein  

Panthers

1. Sizwe Mthembu      

Gryphons

2 Kaitlin Byrne          

Seals

2 Jesse Salo  

Gryphons

3 Kirsten Pienaar  

Seals

3 Spencer Botes  

Gryphons

4 Tegan Fourie      

Panthers

4 Rusten Abrahams

Gryphons

5 Ashliegh Readhead    

Gryphons

5 Brad Lucas          

Quaggas

6 Georgie Grobler    

Seals

6 Steven Paulo     

Quaggas

7 Calla Wilford    

Panthers

7 Keegans Hezlett

Panthers

8 Stephanie Botha    

Barracudas

8 Che February  

Seals

9 Jamie Southgate  

Seals

9 Mjekejwa Mohlaba   

Seals

10 Caitlin Gouws        

Vipers

10 Peter Brink     

Seals

 

 

 

NATIONALS 2015 PLACINGS 

   

U13 A Girls

U13 A Boys

1. Panthers

2 Hawks

3 Seals

1. Vipers A

2 Panthers

3 Foxes

 

 

U13 B Girls

U13 B Boys

1. Mambas A

2 Quaggas A

3 Sharks

1. Mambas A

2 Gryphons B

3 Stallions

 

 

U14 A Girls

U14 A Boys

1. Gryphons

2 Hawks

3 Foxes

1. Barracudas

2 Vipers

3 Gryphons A

 

 

U14 B Girls

U14 B Boys

1. Stallions

2 Vipers

3 Mambas B

1. Mambas

2 Scorpions

3 Quaggas

 

   

U16 A Girls

U16 A Boys

1. Foxes

2 Vipers

3 Gryphons A

1. Seals

2 Hawks

3 Panthers

 

 

U16 B Girls

U16 B Boys

1. Scorpions

2 Mambas

3 Gryphons B

1. Pitbulls

2 Eagles

3 Stingrays

 

 

U18 A Girls

U18 A Boys

1. Seals

2 Hawks

3 Panthers

1. Gryphons

2 Seals

3 Quaggas

 

 

U18 B Girls

U18 B Boys

1. Scorpions

2 Sables

3 Gryphons B

1. Sharks

2 Pitbulls

3 DBN – Ink

 

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 franchise header 2015 final standings
 

A DIVISION

POINTS

STANDINGS

B DIVISION

POINTS

STANDINGS

TEAMS

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

   

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

   

Bears – Bloem

     

       

        

 

 

 

 

 

Foxes – Boland

 2

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scorpions – Boland

 

 

 

 

 

 2

2

 

10

2nd 

Wild Cats – Boland

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seals – Cape

 2

3

2

14

2nd 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharks – Cape

         

2

 

 1

7

 3rd

Sunbirds – Cape

     

 

 

 

 

 1

1

 

Panthers – Durban

 1

 1

 2

 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tigers – Durban

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pumas – Durban

                   

Quaggas – East Rand

   

 1

 1

 

 

 1

 

Hawks – Namibia

3

 

17

1st

 

 

 

 

 

Eagles – Namibia

   

 

 

 

 

 1

 

 

Vipers – PE

 1

4

 

11

 3rd

 

 

 1

 1

 

Pythons – PE

                   

Gryphons – Joburg

 

 1

 7

 

 

 1

 2

 

Sables – Southern Cape

   

 

 

 

 

 1

 

 2

 

Barracudas – West Coast

 

 1

 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stingrays – West Coast

     

 

 

 

 

 1

 1

 

Caracals – West Coast

                   

Stallions – Midlands

     

 

 

 1

 

 

Jaguars – East London

         

 

 

 

 

 

Heat – Kimberley

         

 

 

 

 

 

Rhinos – Grahamstown

         

 

 

 

 

 

Mambas – Mpumalanga

         

 3

 2

 

 13

 1st

Pitbulls – Pretoria

         

 1

 1

 

 

Badgers – Overberg

                   

Points:  GOLD = 3          SILVER = 2          BRONZE = 1

 

 

 
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