Private Property supports top local hockey action

Private Property South Africa
Taryn Isaac

Private Property is proud to continue our relationship with the South African Hockey Association (SAHA) and put our name behind two hockey teams participating in SA’s first ever Premier Hockey League which launches in September 2016.

With just a few days to go until the start of the Premier Hockey League (PHL), the anticipation is building for South Africa’s newest hockey revolution.

SAHA’s new elite hockey competition will be taking place at the Randburg Astro in Johannesburg from 03 September to 25 September 2016.

The competition will run over four weekends, every Saturday and Sunday from 08:00 to 18:00.

The PHL includes 40 games in total, with 24 of the matches set to broadcast live across all SuperSport platforms including television, mobile and online. A further eight PHL games will be streamed exclusively live via the SuperSport website and will be repeated, on a delayed basis, on selected SuperSport broadcast channels.

More about the 2016 Premier Hockey League:

The competition includes 12 teams in total, comprising some of the nation’s leading players.

Six men’s teams and six women’s teams will battle it out (in their respective gender-based events) to be crowned the first ever South African Premier Hockey League Champions.

The PHL forms a key part of the SAHA high performance pipeline which is aimed at better equipping our national men’s and women’s teams for international competition in future. To this end the PHL will be the very first Hockey League in the world where all the women participating will be paid to play the game.

What to expect:

• Both the SA men’s and women’s U21 national teams will be playing in the PHL as franchise teams. This is to help them prepare for the Junior World Cup that takes place later this year.

• The men’s U21 team will play as the Golden Gate Gladiators and the women’s U21 team will play as the Lip Ice Namaqualand Daisies.

• Squads will consist of 18 players. The two U21 teams will, however, be allowed to select a squad of 20 players.

• Both the men’s and women’s PHL competitions will consist of a league stage and a play-off stage.

Meet the teams:

The team names are representative of all nine provinces and tourist areas in South Africa:

Men:

• Every Sun Addo Elephants

• Drakensburg Dragons

• Garden Route Gazelles

• Golden Gate Gladiators

• Mapungubwe Mambas

• Maropeng Cavemen

Women:

• Blyde River Bunters

• Madikwe Rangers

• Lip Ice Namaqualand Daisies

• Orange River Rafters

• Young Solutions St Lucia Lakers

• Wineland Wings.

Private Property’s involvement:

Private Property is privileged and proud to have our name behind the Golden Gate Gladiators men’s team and the Wineland Wings women’s team in this year’s PHL.

Private Property has a long line of involvement with hockey in South Africa and are current sponsors of the SA Women’s Hockey team.

Determined to grow the company’s commitment to the sport, Private Property is looking forward to seeing South Africa’s best hockey teams go head to head, to be crowned the first ever South African PHL champions.

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