Hockey at Maritzburg College
We are proud of the hockey culture that exists at Maritzburg College. We make every effort to provide an environment that will see us continue to produce choice and impending international players, as well as ensuring an enjoyable and fun experience for the boys that are just happy to play. It is our mission for all hockey players to develop a passion for the game which will inspire them to continue to play the game well after they leave school. We endeavour to continuously grow the game of hockey, by setting high standards across all areas and striving to be the benchmark in South Africa.
We regularly host primary school hockey festivals at Maritzburg College as well as coaching clinics and various IPT's. We are also proud that our players supply up to 45% of the players selected for the KZN Inland teams at the U18, U16 and U14 levels on an annual basis, and the hockey culture that has developed at the school is something that is strengthening consistently.
1st XI Coach & Director of Hockey: Mr B Swart
16A Coach: Mr R Jones
14A Coach & MIC of Hockey: Mr K Emerson
Maritzburg College Hockey National Representatives
In total, College has now earned some 87 SA u18 caps, including 8 captains. College has had 33 Old Boys picked to play for South Africa, more International players than any school in the world, including 3 captains.
- In January 2015, Marc Fourie and Andre Manson, who earned their first caps in Durban, along with Matt Guise-Brown, played in a series in Cape Town. Following that Matt Guise-Brown and Taine Paton played in World League Round 2 in Cape Town. Taine achieved his 100th cap for SA during this tournament, an outstanding achievement!
- Matt Guise Brown and Wade Paton represented South Africa at the Africa Hockey Championship in Johannesburg in October 2015. Matt finished the tournament as the top goal scorer.
- The SA u21 Men’s team had no less than 7 College Old Boys in the team that went to the Junior World Cup in India in 2016. Namely; S Nolutshungu (2013), N Lembethe (2014), T Kok (2014), A Letuka (2015), T Dlungwana (2015) and C Halle (2015) and D van der Merwe as Assistant Coach (2003).
- Tevin Kok (2014) earned his first cap for the South African Men’s Hockey Team in January 2016 when he played against Ireland in Cape Town.
- Tyson Dlungwana (2015) earned his first cap for the South Africa in February 2016 when he played against Germany in Cape Town in the Summer Series.
- Siya Nolutshungu earned his first cap for the South African Men’s team against the Netherlands in the Summer Series in Cape Town in January of 2017. Also in the team were fellow Old Boys Taine Paton, Tyson Dlungwana and Tevin Kok.
DIRECTOR OF HOCKEY
Mr Brandon Swart
MASTER IN CHARGE
Mr Kyle Emerson
College Hockey is sponsored by TAYLA and PRINCESS
1st XI SUMMARY OF RESULTS PREVIOUS SEASON HOCKEY HISTORY SA SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVES INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES