At 18 years old, Ongeziwe Mali was the youngest player in the South African women’s hockey team at the 2018 World Cup.
For Ongeziwe Mali, hockey is her special talent: after participating in the St Mary’s Investec Hockey Festival, she attended the Investec Hockey Academy, which provides a high-quality
environment that sets a new standard in hockey training and tuition, enabling its participants to reach their full potential as players and coaches.
She was then selected to join the South African Women’s Hockey Team. At the age of 18, she was the youngest player in the national side, and played against Germany in the 2018 World Cup opening match in London. She talks to us about how her hockey career has progressed, and what it’s taught her about life.