It’s an exciting week for South African school hockey and we are sure that we don’t need to remind anyone that the St Mary’s Investec Hockey Festival takes place this week, from 5 to 8 April at participating schools and the final at St Mary’s Waverley.

We’ve partnered with the Festival to celebrate girls’ hockey in South Africa, and welcome 32 teams from South Africa, Namibia and England, as well as over 3 000 supporters.

If you are a participant, a proud parent or an avid fan of school hockey, we want to make sure you know all the important information to win great prizes and to stay up-to-date with all the latest news.



Get the St Mary’s Investec Hockey Festival App and stay connected with every second of the 2018 festival; including festival fixtures, pools and rules, love scores, daily results, general information and much more.


  1. Search for the MySchoolZone Gateway on the App store/Google Play Store
  2. Download the App
  3. Allow for Notifications to be sent to you
  4. You will see a circle that says Enter school code – please use SMHF and press GO
  5. You should now have successfully downloaded the St Mary’s Investec Hockey Festival App!



We are giving away a bursary to a girl hockey player! Follow our Facebook and Instagram pages and keep a lookout for our “Caption This!” competition. Each day of the Festival, we will be posting a picture, entrants must create a clever caption for the image.

The winner of each day’s caption will be announced the following day on our social media platforms and will win a spot prize!

By the end of the week, one of the week’s winners will be announced as our overall “Caption This!” competition winner and will receive a bursary to any of the academy flagship courses, nationwide. The overall bursary winner will also be announced on our social media pages.



What are you waiting for? Make sure you follow our Facebook and Instagram (@investechockeyacademy) platforms now to be sure you don’t miss out on a chance to win an opportunity of a lifetime – the chance to work one-on-one with SA Hockey icons to improve your knowledge, skills and training techniques! Become one step closer to reaching your goals and dreams by following the St Mary’s Investec Hockey Festival and the Investec Hockey Academy!