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Friday, 29 March 2013 15:12

Hockey: History of KES Hockey & 2013 Team

Hockey was first played at King Edward VII School in 1959 and from those humble beginnings in King Edward’s has grown into one of the formidable hockey schools in South Africa, with a proud hockey history and tradition.


keshOver the years, King Edward’s has produced a total of 16 players who have achieved national colours at senior level including Gregg Clark, who, at the culmination of the 2004 Olympic Games, became SA’s most capped hockey international with 250 appearances. He was later appointed as the SA men’s national coach and he also coached the Ranchi Rhinos to victory in the inaugural Indian Hockey League.


Another Old Boy and ex-national player and SA Indoor hockey captain, Steve Jaspan, was a member of the Executive Board of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) for many years and currently chairs the FIH High Performance & Coaching Panel. Steve was also Chairman of the School’s Governing Body for many years. Recently, Thornton McDade has represented SA at World Cups in Germany and as well the Beijing and London Olympics.


At schoolboy level, King Edward’s regularly produces a large portion of the Southerns Schools’ provincial teams and regular representatives of the SA Schools team.


KES Team of 2013

1. B Robertson (captain)

2. J Sanders

3. S Biasonni

4. A Sturmheit

5. L Jacobs

6. C Wilkinson

7. G Cooper

8. D Wiehe

9. D Phoshoko

10. W Benson

11. A Bowden

12. T Nhlapo

13. M da Santos

14. C van Niekerk


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