The tournament, which takes places across South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, sees close on 80 schoolgirls’ first teams competing, with each of the regional finalists travelling through to the Grand Finals in Durban in July.
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Peter Deeb, Marketing Executive for SPAR KZN said: “We are certainly in for an exciting sporting year for SPAR. There are some fabulous events on the horizon, starting with the hockey tournament, now in its seventh year. I wish all the teams the best of luck, and hope they enjoy themselves on the turf.”
Tournament Director, Les Galloway said: “The KZN tournament certainly has blossomed into a fantastic, fun and fulfilling event. It has expanded across the provincial borders to the other provinces, which is so good for the growth of the game. Being the first tournament, KZN holds a special place in my heart and I am delighted with how it has grown in the seven years, and continues to grow welcoming and encouraging new players to the game.”
Eager young hockey players are gearing up for the seventh SPAR KZN School Girls Hockey Challenge as the annual tournament kicks off this month.