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Hockey

Jeppe is Johannesburg’s oldest boys’ school and has a very proud academic and sporting tradition, particularly from a hockey perspective where we have been arguably Johannesburg’s strongest school over the past 30 years.

Jeppe are the current holders of the prestigious Aitken trophy and have won the tournament a record 15 times including reaching the final 9 times in the last 13 years, winning 6 times in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2015, 2016 and 2017.   Our U15 team are the current holders of the Boden Trophy having won the tournament a total of 10 times including 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

 

We have had more SA hockey international players (17) than any other Johannesburg based school, including three of the national teams’ most recent captains (Craig Jackson, Ryan Ravenscroft and most recently, Jethro Eustice who captained the national team vs. Austria in January 2015).  Two of our old boys, Jethro Eustice and Gareth Heyns are in the current South African National Team.

 

The Astro Turf of the school was resurfaced in 2011 and named the Warren Boden Astro Turf.  Mr. Boden taught at Jeppe from 1968 to 1988 and was instrumental in developing hockey at Jeppe and Southern Gauteng.  In 2016, 37 boys were selected in the various Southern Gauteng provincial teams.  Chris Makaba was selected for the SA U18A team, Jesse Martin for the SAU18B team and Callum Birkenfield and Keegan Smith for the SA U16 squad. All four of these boys are currently in the Jeppe 1st team.

 

Coaching Structures

 

We believe Jeppe currently has one of the best coaching structures of any school in South Africa. In 2016, our coaching structure includes:

 

  • The U14 division is headed by Bryan Hillock, current Chairman of Southern Gauteng Schools hockey. Bryan is also a previous coach of the Southern Gauteng U14 provincial team as well as the convenor of selectors for the Southern Gauteng U13 team.  Hillock teaches Afrikaans at Jeppe and is senior housemaster in Sable Boarding House.

 

  • Dale Jackson, a deputy headmaster and former SA Schools and men’s provincial player assists the hockey division with recruitment, strategic direction and as manager of the 1st Mr. Jackson is a Chartered Accountant by profession who completed his PGCE and teaches Accounting and Business Studies.

 

 

  • Mike Bechet who joined us at the beginning of 2015 from Maritzburg College heads up the U16 division. Bechet is a former national men’s selector and is a current U18 SA selector.  Mr. Bechet has more than 35 years of experience coaching at 1st Team, U18 provincial and U18 national level.  He is the most well-known and successful school boy hockey coach in the country.

 

  • Gareth Heyns is our 1st team coach and current international player. Gareth, a Jeppe Old Boy, also captains the University of Johannesburg side which recently won the Varsity Cup and was also a key member of the Southern Gauteng men’s team that won the recent IPT.

 

We also regularly have former national players such as Craig Jackson, Albert Garcia and others assisting with specialist coaching or advice to the boys.

 

Facilities and Infrastructure

 

The Astroturf was relaid in 2011 and is a fantastic surface. All boys have access to the turf with A and B teams having a minimum of two practices per week on the Astro. The hostel boys also have access to the Astroturf when it is not being used for practices or matches.

 

In addition, Jeppe Quondam, who have won the men’s premier league more than any other non-university side in the past 30 years, currently play in the Premier league and so Jeppe schoolboys are exposed to premier league hockey from a very early age whilst still in school. In addition, Quondam practice at the school once a week and so the schoolboys are able to learn from provincial and national players on a regular basis.

 

Teams and Tours

 

Jeppe currently fields 15 hockey teams and with the growth in the sport at the younger age groups (we have an U14E team) this is expected to grow even further. Each team is allocated a coach and formal fixtures are arranged.

 

In addition, Jeppe is a core school of the annual Nomads Festivals and the A teams thus regularly travel nationally and play against the top schoolboy teams in South Africa. We also occasionally host touring teams from abroad during the season.

 

There is an annual away fixture against either Westville or Northwood High School which every hockey player participates in, thus giving even boys in the lower teams the opportunity to go on a tour each year.

 

Summary

 

Hockey is a fantastic sport that can be played for many years after school and which can form the foundation for lifelong friendships. It is one of Jeppe’s most successful sports and caters for the “social” as well as provincial player from a facilities, coaching and enjoyment perspective.

 

We look forward to welcoming you into the Black and White family and seeing you on the Astro.

HOCKEY RESULTS
JEPPE vs KES – AWAY
Friday 04 and Saturday 05 August 2017
TEAM RESULT SCORE
1STS WON 1-0
2NDS LOST 1-2
3RDS LOST 0-3
4THS WON 1-0
U16A WON 3-0
U16B DREW 1-1
U16C WON 3-0
U16D WON 3-2
U16E DREW ‘3-3
U16F WON 4-3
U14A WON 4-2
U14B DREW 1-1
U14C DREW 2-2
U14D LOST 0-6
U14E DREW 1-1

 

HOCKEY RESULTS
JEPPE vs WATERKLOOF – HOME
Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July 2017
TEAM RESULT SCORE
1STS WON 3-1
2NDS WON 4-1
3RDS WON 2-0
4THS WON 2-0 (PARKTOWN)
U16A WON 6-0
U16B WON 9-0
U16C WON 7-0
U16D WON 3-1 (PARKTOWN)
U16E LOST 2-3 (PARKTOWN)
U16F WON 6-0 (PARKTOWN)
U14A WON 3-0
U14B WON 4-1
U14C WON 3-1
U14D LOST 0-2 (PARKTOWN)

 

HOCKEY RESULTS
JEPPE vs PRETORIA BOYS – HOME
Saturday 20 May 2017
TEAM RESULT SCORE
1STS WON 2-0
2NDS LOST 0-2
3RDS LOST 0-4
4THS LOST 0-8
U16A LOST 1-2
U16B WON 5-2
U16C WON 5-2
U16D WON 4-0
U16E LOST 0-1
U16F DREW 0-0
U14A WON 3-0
U14B WON 2-0
U14C LOST 0-2
U14D LOST 0-6
U14E LOST 0-2

 

RESULTS

JEPPE 1ST XI HOCKEY

AITKEN TROPHY 2017

 

Pool Stages

Beat St John’s                          2-1

Beat Noordheuwel                     2-1

Beat Fourways                          6-1

Quarter Final

Beat Beaulieu                            4-3

Semi Final

Beat KES                                  2-1

Final

Beat St Benedict’s                     3-2

 

 

RESULTS

JEPPE U15A HOCKEY

BODEN TROPHY 2017

 

Pool Stages

Beat St Benedict’s         3-0

Beat St John’s              3-0

Beat Helpmekaar           11-0

Quarter Final

Beat Noordheuwel         7-0

Semi Final

Beat Parktown               3-0

Final

Beat KES                      5-0

 

 

RESULTS

JEPPE U16A HOCKEY

TOP 8 TROPHY 2017

 

Pool Stages

Drew with St Stithian’s               1-1

Beat Parktown                           2-0

Beat Noordheuwel                     9-0

Semi Final

Beat KES                                  2-0

Final

Beat St David’s                         3-0

 

 

HOCKEY
JEPPE vs WESTVILLE – AWAY
Friday 05 and Saturday 06 May 2017
TEAM RESULT SCORE
1STS WON 1-0
2NDS DREW 1-1
3RDS LOST 1-3
4THS LOST 1-4
U16A WON 2-0
U16B DREW 3-3
U16C WON 3-1
U16D DREW 3-3
U16E DREW 0-0
U16F DREW 2-2
U14A WON 2-0
U14B LOST 3-0
U14C DREW 0-0
U14D LOST 3-0
U14E LOST 1-0

 

HOCKEY RESULTS
JEPPE vs NORTHWOOD – HOME
Friday 21 and Saturday 22 April 2017
TEAM RESULT SCORE
U14A Won 6-1
U14B Won 2-0
U14C Won 1-0
U14D Drew 1-1
U14E Lost 2-0 KES
U16A Won 4-0
U16B Won 6-0
U16C Won 4-0
U16D Won 4-1
U16E Drew 0-0 KES
U16F Drew 1-1 KES
1STS Won 1-0
2NDS Drew 1-1
3RDS Won 5-1
4THS Lost 2-0 KES

 

HOCKEY
JEPPE vs ST JOHNS – AWAY
Saturday 25 March 2017
TEAM ST JOHNS RESULT SCORE
U14A U14A Won 3-1
U14B U14B Lost 1-2
U14C U14C Won 3-2
U14D U14D Lost 0-4
U14E U14E Won 2-1
U16A U16A Won 4-1
U16B U15A Drew 1-1
U16C U16B Won 4-0
U16D U15B Lost 1-2
U16E U16C Lost 0-3
U16F U15C Lost 1-2
1STS 1STS Won 1-0
2NDS 2NDS Won 1-0
3RDS 3RDS Lost 1-2
4THS 4THS Lost 4-2

 

HOCKEY RESULTS
vs ST STITHIANS
Saturday 18 March 2017
Team Result Score
U14A Won 9-0
U14B Drew 1-1
U14C Won 9-0
U16A Won 10-1
U16B Won 1-0
U16C Won 5-0
U16D Won 5-0
U16E Won 10-0
U16F Lost 2-0 Played St John’s
1STS Won 7-2
2NDS Won 5-0
3RDS Lost 0-4
4THS Drew 1-1

 

Hockey Fixtures 2017

Fri March 10 – Under–16 Festival (KES). Under-14 Festival (Jeppe)

Wednesday. March 15 – St Benedict’s (away)

Saturday March 18 – St Stithians (home)

Saturday March 25 – St John’s (away)

Friday March 31 to Monday April 3 – Nomads Festivals

–          1st team at Hilton

–          Under-16 at Jeppe

Friday March 31 to Monday March 3 – Westville Festival (under-14A)

Friday April 7 to Monday April 10 – Nomads festival under-14 at Grey College

Thursday April 17 to Monday April 17 – King Edward Easter Festival (1st team)

Saturday – April 22 Northwood (home)

Saturday May 5 – Westville (away)

Friday May 12 to Sunday May 14 – Aitken, Boden and Top 8 Tournaments (various venues)

Wednesday May 24 – St Alban’s (home)

Saturday May 20 – Pretoria Boys’ High (home)

Saturday May 27 – Affies (away)

Wednesday May 31 St David’s (home)

Monday July 24 – SHINS (home)

Saturday July 29 – Waterkloof (home)

Saturday August 5 – King Edward (away)

Saturday August 12 – Parktown (home)