Hockey The Podcast

RAYDER MEDIA  |  Podcast , ±43 min episodes every 1 week, 3 days  | 
Hockey The Podcast is, as the name entails, the first and foremost hockey podcast in South Africa. Tyron "Jabu" Barnard and Derek Alberts pair up for a weekly chat with hockey personalities about all things hockey. The two SAB Sports Media Award winners join forces to tell the terrific untold stories from the wonderful world of hockey.

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Episode 50 - The Half-Century

Since March 2019 Hockey the Podcast has been pushing through doors without even opening them!

Now Rayder Media celebrates Episode 50 of Hockey the Podcast as Tyron and Derek look back at some of the most memorable shows, while striving forward as they prepare for the next 50.

Thank you for your support, listens, shares and so much more. If there is a hockey story out there, we want to tell it!

Episode 49 - Van Loggerenberg Stands Tall

We are now only one step away from the big 5-0 at Hockey the Podcast!

For our 49th episode we are joined by the superstar Anton van Loggerenberg who went one step further than the likes of Graeme Smith and Cesc Fabregas, by not only playing injured, but starring in a title win.

At the 2020 IPT in Durban, "Loggies" had dislocated his shoulder in the semi-final, but went on to produce one of the best individual performances ever seen despite playing with only one functioning arm, to help Western Province secure the title in the final. The country's premier indoor hockey goalkeeper opened up about the magnificent moment, and the impact it has had on his career.

The humble UCT student also got extremely excited by the prospect of the Indoor Hockey World Cup, while his voice really impressed Derek. Give it a listen, give it a like or share it with a friend!

Episode 48 - The Brilliance of Botes

Kara Botes has emerged as a force in the South African hockey circuit, becoming just the second player to reach both 50 indoor and outdoor caps for her country. The defensive superstar opened up about her hockey adventure, her love for scoring goals as well as the difficulty of maintaining a decent balance between hockey and a career.

Botes describes her incredible journey from Inlands Hockey, through KZN Raiders to Southerns Gauteng. She admits to the extreme disappointment of missing out on various squads while touching on the African Cup heartbreak, which prompted a superb discussion on the subject of bouncing back!

Kara may be a self proclaimed introvert, but she delivers better than any extrovert out there!

Episode 47 - Fantastic van Ginkel

Robin van Ginkel has had an incredible journey from Eastern Gauteng to head coach of the SA Womens Hockey Team via Austria, the Hockey India League and more. In this episode of Hockey the Podcast we discover the head coach's journey to the top.

Pam, as he is affectionately known, shares the origin of the nickname while also talking about his new ventures in @RunTheGame and @RVGAcademy.

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Episode 46 - Ntuli Takes Centre Stage

Despite his young age, the brilliant Sihle Ntuli already has a hockey CV that would be the envy of most. The man who led the SA Under-16 and Under-18 squads is now charged with guiding the Under-21 side to the Junior World Cup in India. He has also served as the national assistant coach to both Mark Hopkins and Garreth Ewing and can add IPT and PHL winners' medals to his growing list of achievements.

In this week's episode of your favourite hockey podcast, the man nicknamed "Sigz" takes the boys through his impressive adventure. He speaks about his mentors, the highs of victory with a number of different teams and of course THAT moment in India. He also chats about the dynamic with his brother, the move up north to Tuks, and the difficulties of coping with the coronavirus curve ball.

All this and more in this week's Hockey the Podcast.

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Episode 45 - Just Wright

Lindsey Wright (née Carlisle) had a glittering career playing hockey for South Africa. Having made her debut for Zimbabwe, Lindsey switched allegiance and became a South African hero with 209 caps, which included playing at the Sydney and Athens Olympic Games.

It was a career packed highlights - even before she started coaching.

As a coach Lindsey won the IPT with Northern Blues and repeated the feat a few years later. She also captured a PHL title, played a starring role in leading the SA U21 side to the Junior World Cup and also assisted the national team. Wright's reputation was such that she was soon approached to coach in Australia.

In this thrilling interview Lindsey chats to the Hockey the Podcast boys about all things hockey, coming from an international sporting family, being married to a hockey man and the disappointment at not being the national coach of SA.

She's the third Wright in the spotlight, and as always, it's a must-listen.

Episode 44 - The Wright Way

John Wright is undoubtedly one of the top hockey officials in the game worldwide. His glittering career has seen him officiate at an incredible five Olympic Games, where he umpired in three finals. Along with a handful of World Cup games the South African superstar is one of the country's finest-ever hockey exports.

Wright's achievements across the globe has seen him earn the prestigious golden whistle, while we was the fourth man to umpire 200 international games. His career ended on a fairytale high as he umpired a final at home alongside his brother, with his family in attendance.

John shared his insight into the world of administration, explained his cricketing connection with the Titans, and gave his thoughts on South Africa's excellent track record when it comes to producing world class sports officials.

Of course he also takes on the One Question Quiz too!

Episode 43 - The Rise of Reid-Ross

Justin Reid-Ross announced this week that he would be leaving AH&BC. Before that happened he sat down with the Hockey the Podcast team to talk about a career that can be described as nothing short of legendary.

The South African drag flicking sensation, who is also an Olympian, rose to prominence while in Northern Gauteng due to his absolutely lethal drag flick. It ultimately saw him rated as one of the top exhibitors of this skill in World Hockey and eventually saw him land his dream move to Amsterdam.

In this thrilling interview JRR takes the lads through his journey, the highs, the lows and his current non-retirement from International Hockey. It's a long listen but it's a great listen. Also, how well does he know the TV show Friends, and what the heck is Kabaddi?

Episode 42 - Botha Gets Down To Business

Lennie Botha is the pivotal cog that has kept the South African Indoor Hockey wheel turning. After leading the SA Men to two indoor hockey world cups, the KZN legend took over the reigns of the SPAR SA Indoor Hockey ladies. What's followed has been the stuff that documentaries are made about!

In his 103 matches as head coach, he's achieved an incredible win ratio of just over 70%, with his team undefeated in a series for almost 3 years. We chatted to the ultimate hockey man, who took us through his journey, his highs, his lows and even some travel challenges.

Of course Botha also highlighted the benefits of having a partner like SPAR and he took on the now-famous one question quiz. Did he succeed?

Episode 41 - In Conversation with Bruce Jacobs

Bruce Jacobs is nothing short of a legend in South African Hockey. The country's former Olympic captain took on the Hockey the Podcast hotseat to chat about a wonderful career which included playing stints in England, Australia and the Netherlands.

Bruce also spoke to Jabu and Derek about his love for Central Hockey Club, the importance of PSi in the development of the modern game and of course his family's love of hockey!

Episode 40 - The Legendary Pietie Coetzee-Turner

Michael Jordan. Roger Federer. Pietie Coetzee-Turner.

All three magnificent athletes. All three legends of their respective sports. All-time greats.

There is no question that Pietie is to hockey what Jordan is to basketball, and Federer is to tennis. The world record holder in the women's game scored 282 goals in 287 test matches for South Africa in a career that spanned Olympic Games, World Cups and so much more. Speaking from her home in the USA, Pietie took us through her incredible journey.

Listen and enjoy.

Remember you can catch Hockey the Podcast on any podcast channels!
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Episode 39 - Clark Uncut

When you think about the South African men's hockey side over the years, arguably the most recognisable name is that of Gregg Clark. The country's most-capped player also guided the team at two Olympic Games as Head Coach.

Hockey the Podcast was fortunate to chat with Canada's current assistant coach about a range of topics, including his playing days, going up AGAINST South Africa, the number 7 and the challenge of moving to coaching.
Of course playing in the London Olympic Qualifying tournament features heavily in the chat, as does the truth about the lack of an "e" in Clark!

#Hockey #HockeythePodcast #LondonOlympics #BeijingOlympics #ShirtNumber8

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