Eastern Cape hockey players we are bringing our courses to you! And are pleased to announce that joining our coaching line-up will be home-grown former SA Hockey and Border player, Marcelle Manson. She will be at Stirling High School in East London on 18 and 19 March, together with our star-studded line-up of SA’s top hockey players and coaches, to share their knowledge and expertise with aspiring young players.

Border hockey player, Marcelle Manson (Nee Keet), is a midfielder/defender and has amazingly represented SA in both hockey and water polo, making her knowledge of professional sport invaluable. She has competed in the FINA World Championships, the FIH Hockey World Cup and the Commonwealth Games. Marcelle made her debut in the 2005 Africa Cup at the age of 23 and has also co-captained the SA Women’s Hockey team.

In 2013, Marcelle reached 100 caps for the SA Women’s Hockey team – a highlight in her professional career. Marcelle is passionate about making her mark on the future of the sport and is delighted to be coaching in our set of courses in her province.

At the Investec Hockey Academy, we pride ourselves on developing SA’s passionate, upcoming and aspiring hockey players and coaches to help grow the sport nationally and, subsequently, better the future of SA Women’s Hockey.

Our training is more than physical skills training, it allows for personal development through a comprehensive look at current international tactical and technical trends used by professionals, providing an understanding of what it takes to play at the highest level. In order to accommodate all levels of school ho

Working with current SA Women’s Hockey player, Shelley Russell, we have tailored our courses to cover every aspect necessary to facilitate the growth of hockey players.

Important aspects such as mental toughness, functional ability, vision training, fitness, nutrition, recovery techniques and athlete education in general are key focuses of our courses.

Marcelle’s shares her advice to young sportswomen: “Find a dream or make a goal or strive for something in your life that you really love. No matter what happens in your journey, keep going and never give up. Surround yourself with a good support base of good people, family and friends. Don’t wait for others or your coach to push you, if you really want something so bad, work hard for it, don’t wait for it, go out and get it. At the end of the day it’s about how badly you want it.”



The courses for players offered by the Investec Hockey Academy are the Fundamental Players’ Course (ages 8 to 11), an Intermediate Players’ Course (ages 12 to 15) and an Advanced Players’ Course (ages 16 to 18).

The Investec Hockey Academy’s next set of courses will commence on 18 and 19 March at Stirling School in East London. To book contact Bernadine on 031 940 5565 or register online at www.investechockeyacademy.com.