Jeppe to defend Boden and Aitken titles



It’s a big boys hockey week in Johannesburg, with the Aitken Cup and Boden Trophy tournaments, for under-18, under-15 teams, respectively, starting on Friday.

The Parktown under-16 Top 8 tournament starts on Wednesday and ends on Saturday.

Jeppe are the defending champions in the Aitken and Boden tournaments. When they won both trophies last year, they became only the 8th school in the last 32 years to do the “double”. They were the runners-up in the under-16 Top 8 tournament last year as well.

In the Aitken Trophy, Jeppe are drawn with St John’s, Fourways and Noordheuwel in the pool stages. They play their pool games at the Randburg Hockey Centre, starting with a clash against St John’s at 8am on Friday.

The under-15s are grouped with St Benedict’s, St John’s and Helpmekaar. They play their pool games at St Stithians, kicking off at 8am on Friday against St Benedict’s.

The under-16s will be in action at Parktown. They are in the same pool as St Stithians, Parktown and Noordheuwel and their 1st game is at 2pm on Wednesday, against St Stithians.