Durban welcomes a sizzling start.
After all the excitement, the wait is over. PSi Junior Nationals 2018 are here and ready to display the future of SA Hockey. There is a huge level of excitement as many of the U11 experience their first ever PSi Nationals experience, while the long weekend offers a great opportunity for the parents to join in.
Over the next three days, 55 teams will play 246 matches across Kwazulu Natal to determine who the top franchise in the younger age groups is. The usual contenders will be there, but who will be the stand out team from the tournament this year? Almost more importantly than the hockey and the results, will be the opportunity for development in a good learning environment and building of relationships. UKZN Westville officially launched the 2018 PSi Junior Nationals with a fantastic evening of activity for the kids which included a life size foozball game, inflatable races and an exhibition match featuring some of KZN Raiders top indoor hockey talent, including World Cup Stars Mo Mea, Jarryd Jones, Richard Curtis and Jethro Eustice.
This is the first time the junior nationals have been in Durban and it’s absolutely awesome. The weather is like a throwback to summer, while the venues on offer are a highlight as to why KZN have been so dominant at the last few IPT tournaments. If the Western Cape is seen as the home of indoor hockey in South Africa, then there is no doubt that Kwazulu Natal is the holiday home and a perfect host to the PSi Junior Nationals. You can access all of the results on the PSi Hockey website (www.psihockey.co.za) as well as follow our various social media channels to have a behind the scenes views. There will also be a few giveaways on our media channels that saw someone win a Princess AS5 last night!
After all the waiting, the tournament is at last here and we can look forward to a weekend of action packed hockey, scintillating goals and fierce competition. A great celebration of the spirit of Indoor Hockey.
Written By | Tyron Barnard