Jeppe’s 1st hockey team were given an amazing opportunity this week when they were asked to play a match as part of the Varsity Hockey competition at Wits University.
They played against Parktown in a curtain-raiser to the inter-varsity competition that was televised live and played according to the Varsity Hockey rules. Field goals count double and there were power plays that could be called.
On that basis, Jeppe won 6-0 (3 field goals) with two of them scored by Athenkosi Lisa and one by Cailin Hannnie.
The result was not important, though, it was a great occasion for both teams to play in front of a big crowd, on national television. The boys were given sponsored kit and came away thrilled.
It was good preparation for the Aitken Trophy tournament this coming weekend. The first team is in action at the Randburg Astro Stadium on Friday and Saturday, with the final on Sunday at 2.50pm, preceded by the under-15 Boden Cup final at 1.40pm.
Jeppe are the defending champions in both competitions.