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Christmas Gift Ideas For Hockey-nuts

2017-12-08T21:20:22+02:00December 8th, 2017|

With the festive season upon us and the gift shopping frenzy beginning, it can be an overwhelming endeavour to find the perfect gift for your hockey-loving daughter, niece, sister or friend. To get your creativity flowing, we have a few “hockey” ideas for under the Christmas tree this year: A funky water bottle A water bottle is an essential for

Peanut-apple Crunch Balls

2017-12-13T15:01:23+02:00December 8th, 2017|

This is the perfect festive recipe that will satisfy those sweet cravings without ruining your healthy diet. It is packed with healthy ingredients like protein-packed peanuts and delicious dried apples, and is topped with decadent sweetness to treat the taste buds these holidays.   Ingredients:   45g chunky peanut butter 32g vegetable oil 1 cup Rice Crispies 1 cup bran

How to entertain hockey-mad kids during the school holidays

2017-12-08T21:13:22+02:00December 8th, 2017|

The school holidays are often a parent’s nightmare - six weeks of no school and no idea how to entertain those busy bodies. Instead of driving him around all holiday, invite his friends over and keep their hockey interests satisfied with some self-entertaining games. We look at a few ways they can keep their fitness levels up while at the

Healthy Back-To-School Lunches

2017-12-08T20:56:41+02:00December 8th, 2017|

BACK-TO-SCHOOL BACKPACKS A healthy energy-packed lunch can be a parent’s biggest back-to-school battle. There’s no doubt it is a challenge, but we have some tips to ensure you get it right this year! We look at what to pack in your daughter’s back-to-school bag to make sure she is on the right track for a successful year at school; academically

Hockey: A Development Tool For Primary School Girls

2017-11-26T18:38:33+02:00November 26th, 2017|

We frequently meet parents who allow their children to avoid sport because “my child is just not into sport” or “she is just not a team player”. While there is nothing wrong with these statements, there’s more to playing sport than just making a team, in fact their long-term health relies on participating in organized sport from a young age.

Benefits Of Music In Your Training

2017-11-25T22:21:37+02:00November 25th, 2017|

Music is a universal language and, with over 1 000 genres of music in the world, there is definitely something for everyone. During a person’s teenage years, music is a powerful way to express identity, but it has also been proven to enhance academic experiences, personal development, and sporting abilities. Recent research shows that teens who incorporate music into their

Western Province Hockey Academy

2017-10-22T14:30:57+02:00October 22nd, 2017|Tags: |

WEASTERN PROVINCE HOCKEY PLAYERS AND COACHES – WE ARE COMING TO YOU! It has been a year since we last visited the Western Province hockey fraternity and we are sure there are many hockey-lovers we have yet to meet. Our star-studded coaches, former and current SA Hockey players and coaches, are dying to meet you on 10 and 11 November at

Eggcellent Nutrition For Young Sportsmen

2017-10-12T15:54:42+02:00October 12th, 2017|

It’s National Nutrition Week and we take a look at a delicious protein-packed ingredient that can be incorporated into almost every recipe; eggs – an athlete’s best friend when it comes to a protein-rich addition to your meal.  This natural, nutritious, and conveniently packaged  food even has its own special day commemorating its value - World Egg Day on 13


2017-09-23T13:15:42+02:00September 23rd, 2017|

The beauty of hockey is that the game depends on a group effort – including the coaching team, the players and the assistant specialists. However, not every school has the capacity to fill all these positions to give their hockey teams the full support package necessary to perform at their best every season – and understandably so. At The Investec