Top Provincial / National coaches include Darryn Gallagher, Francois Morgan, Matthew Fairweather and Keith Fairweather.

Director of Hockey: Darryn Gallagher

Darryn represented the South African Men’s Hockey team from 1999 – 2008 and during his playing career he attended the 2006 Commonwealth Games and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. His highest coaching achievements have been as the head coach of the South African U21 men’s team from 2011 – 2013 which culminated in leading the team to the Junior World Cup in India in 2013. He has also had a role as an Assistant coach for the South African Men’s team. He is currently a South African U18, U21 and senior South African Men’s selector.

1st team Coach: Devon van der Merwe

  • Played Nationally throughout the age groups up to u21 level with the Junior World Cup in Rotterdam 2005
  • Recently attend the Junior World Cup as an assistance coach and video analyst
  • Currently the SA u18a Head Coach, National u18 & u21 Selector
  • Previously, Director of Hockey and 1st XI coach at Maritzburg College for 3 years


Two Astroturf pitches, 2 mini Astroturf fields, excellent grass hockey fields and a strength training gym, Indoor hockey Centre, full set of hockey 5s boards.

Number of teams

5 Open teams 5 U16 teams 3 U14 teams

National Representatives

G.R. Shimwell (SA Schools) P.E.T. Turner (SA Schools) M. Mars (South Africa) S.P.S Smith (SA Schools) J.R. Thorpe (SA Schools) D.R. Turner (SA Schools - Captain) K.A. Johnson (SA Schools) C.R. Burnhill (SA Schools - Captain) M.R. Bruorton (SA Schools) M.W. Pfaff (SA Schools) D.B. Pfaff (South Africa) D.J. Jarvis (SA Schools - Captain) R.N Oertel (SA Schools) M.G. Stride (SA Schools) S.G. Slater (SA U21) T.G. Mallinson (SA Schools B)_ C.T Manqele (SA Schools) C. Bailey (SA Schools) D.P. Viney (SA Schools, SA U21, South Africa) G. Jones (SA U19 Academy) T. Drummond (Captain SA U18A, SA U21, South African Men’s captain) M. Fairweather (Captain SA U17A, SA U18A, SA U21, South Africa Indoor World Cup team captain) B. Mbana (SA U21, South Africa) N. Spooner (SA U17A, South Africa) G. Drake (SA U17A, SA U18A) K. Oftebro (SA U16A, SA U17A, SA U21) D. Scott (SA U16A, SA U18A, SA U21) J. Edy (SA U18B) M. Llobell (SA U18B) R. Talmage (SA U18B)

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