Top Provincial / National coaches include Darryn Gallagher, Devon van der Merwe, Matthew 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 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 U18 "A" Head Coach, National A18 & A21 Selector
  • Previously, Director of Hockey and 1st XI coach at Maritzburg College for 3 years

U16A Team Coach: Matthew Fairweather

Matthew has represented the South African Men’s Indoor Hockey team since 2013 and is currently the captain. He attended the Indoor World Cup in Germany in 2015. He has represented a number of other top level hockey teams such as the KZN Raiders men Indoor and outdoor hockey teams. Matthew was also a member of the South African Men’s Outdoor squad in 2015.

Matthew currently adds massive value as the coach of the KZN Inland U18A and U14A teams. 


  • Two Astroturf pitches
  • 2 mini Astroturf fields 
  • Excellent grass hockey fields
  • Strength training gym
  • Indoor hockey Centre
  • Full set of hockey 5s boards


All Fixtures

Date Team Event Venue
Tuesday 6 March 1st Triangular Tournament Michaelhouse
Tuesday 6 March 2nd Triangular Tournament Hilton
Wednesday 7 March U16A Triangular Tournament Hilton
Wednesday 7 March U14A Triangular Tournament Maritzburg College
Tuesday 13 March Senior Teams DHS TBC
Wednesday 14 March Junior Teams DHS TBC
Saturday 17 March All Teams Glenwood Hilton College
Wednesday 28 March to Monday 2 April 1st XI St Stithians Festival St Stithians School
Wednesday 28 March to Saturday 31 March U16A Nomads Selborne
Friday 6 to Monday 9 April U14A Nomads Wynberg
Friday 6 to Monday 9 April 1st XI Nomads Grey College (Bloemfontein)
Saturday 21 April All Teams Maritzburg College Maritzburg College
Wednesday 25 April All Teams Wembley College Hilton College
Saturday 28 April All Teams Kearsney Hilton College
Saturday 5 May All Teams Michaelhouse Michaelhouse
Friday 11 to Saturday 12 May All Teams Pretoria Boys Pretoria Boys
Tuesday 15 May   Junior Inter-House Hilton College
Wednesday 16 May   Senior Inter-House Hilton College
Saturday 26 May All Teams Westville Hilton College
Saturday 2 June All Teams Kearsney Kearsney
Saturday 9 June All Teams St Charles St Charles
Saturday 16 June All Teams Michaelhouse Hilton College
IPT (date tbc)      
Friday 21 July 1st Team 1st Team Dinner Fleur De Lys

Number of teams

  • 5 Open teams 
  • 6 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 U16A, 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)
  • D. Wheals (SA U18B)
  • B. Duggan (SA U18A)

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