But in 2008 they must have come close. Teams were gearing up for a national challenge of indoor hockey of the utmost quality, what they got was a national challenge of an excessive heat wave.
In an almost poetic manner though, the hockey on display at Paarl Gymnasium High School was a s hot as the weather. The inclusion of the Namibian franchise proved an astute decision aas their calculated approach led to the first ever non- South African champion in a National Tournament .
Their ability to rise above the heat, almost like a hawk was a standout from the tournament. The heat also intensified whenever the Seals and `Foxes were on the courts together, with the Foxes winning the battle (U17 Boys champs), but the Seals winning the war (Franchise of the Year)!