Hockey The Podcast

RAYDER MEDIA  |  Podcast , ±44 min episodes every 1 week, 4 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 62 - This Is Your Captain Speaking

It's a new year and to celebrate, the country's leading hockey podcast kicked off with SA Women's skipper Erin Christie. The teacher took Derek and Tyron through the jungle that was 2020 and how she managed to cope with the year subsequently nicknamed Voldemort.

She also looks ahead to 2021, discusses the influence Maties had on her career, and opens up about her working relationship with coach Robin van Ginkel, who made an impromptu guest appearance on the show.

If you have ever wondered what happens in the huddle before the final chukka, this episode is for you.

Episode 61 - Front and Center with The General

Peabo Lembethe immediately became a household name when he struck the post on his international debut, but in truth there were very few people who did not know about him by that stage. The Tuks hockey star is now playing in Ireland and he spoke to Tyron about the challenges of the league, COVID and the weather.

Of course with Derek not around for the interview, Tyron managed to spring a surprise on his co-host at the end of the episode...

Episode 60 - Q & A with Stevie P

Jabu and Derek caught up with the ever-popular Steven Paulo to discuss all things hockey and more.

Stevie P recounts his great days with the Quaggas, underlines his burning desire to continue to represent his country in the indoor arena, and has some fun with the famous fan song dedicated to him.

Take a listen.

Episode 59 - All About Evans

Steve Evans was a dual indoor and outdoor international for South African Hockey, taking part in both forms of the games' respective World Cups while he also represented his country at the Olympics.

In this week's episode, we chat to Steve about his incredibly impressive journey, which includes volunteering at the Olympics and getting one over his brother.

He also discusses his successful battle with cancer in what promises to be an inspiring listen.

Episode 58 - All Sides of Ricky West

We have travelled far and wide in our quest to tell you the incredible hockey stories of the country and abroad. We have interviewed players, coaches and business people in our previous 57 episodes, but this time we got the triple-whammy. Ricky West arguably deserved more than his 34 caps for the country, but he has been a shining light for those that take to the turf with him.

On the coaching side he has been sensational with Wits leading them to back-to-back titles in the Southerns Premier League. He also speaks to us about his ongoing quest to be a YouTube Viral sensation and offers Jabu a job...

Episode 57 - Malan Down Under

Ty and Derek head back to Australia to chat to former South African International star Line Malan. The multi-talented sportswoman opens up about her hockey journey, including the highs of travel, the lows of injury and the frustration of the system.

The now-Australian resident also discusses PHL vs. Hockey One and the joys of being related to an international cricketing star.

Is there evidence of a slight Australian twang? We'll let you decide!

Episode 56 - Just Jess

Ty and Derek caught up with one of South Africa's rising hockey stars Jess Lardent to discuss a host of subjects, from her exceptional performances to her growing TikTok fame.

Lardent, who has secured 30 indoor caps for South Africa, also dived into the delicate subject of sports psychology, and revealed that she has plans to play overseas.

It's another must-listen episode of your favourite hockey podcast.

Episode 55 - McEwan Making Waves

This week the lads headed back to the Netherlands to chat to HGC Dames and former South African indoor international star Heather McEwan. The Maties Alumni has made a great start to her life in the Hoofdklasse, scoring on debut against the defending champions.

Heather chats about her love for indoor and outdoor hockey, the difficulty of moving overseas and reveals some massive news that she shares for the first time publicly with the Hockey the Podcast team.

For all this and more, tune in to the latest episode of Hockey the Podcast.

Episode 54 - The Return of Chuck

Lloyd “Chuck” Norris-Jones is back on the Hockey Pod airwaves this week, offering some insight into the state of SA Hockey, and spitballing some pragmatic ways to evolve the game at the centre of all our hearts.

The return of Chuck – who was first-ever guest on the pod – is met with the usual shenanigans of the lads. PLUS, he has some personal news to share that might excite those of you who are keen on expanding the local hockey tribe.

For all this and more, tune in to the latest episode of Hockey the Podcast.


Episode 53 - All About Strength with Shilo

Since Hockey the Podcast's inception, the lads have interviewed administrators, players and officials. Now in Episode 53, strength and fitness trainer Shilo Ramdin is put in the spotlight.

Shilo is the trainer for the national indoor women's hockey side, which he does in conjunction with his role as owner of Strength Society, a gym which supports a host of hockey players in their strength and fitness endeavours.

There is also plenty of golf talk given that the bug has bitten the Rayder Media pair!

Episode 52 - Just Julius

The commonwealth Games, Indoor Hockey World Cup, Junior World Cup and now a Hoofdklasse contract. Ryan Julius is just 24 years of age but has already achieved more in his career than most could dream of.

Speaking to the lads from his new temporary home in the Netherlands, the humble hockey star sheds insight into what makes him tick, while also diving into his newfound stardom on Tik Tok.

Listen. Share. Enjoy.

Episode 51 - Cindy Hack Returns

Episode 51 - Cindy Hack

It's been 46 episodes since we chatted to the inspirational Cindy Hack. In that time she has reached 100 test caps, 100 test goals and led her team to a brilliant series draw to Poland.

Cindy took the boys through her lockdown fitness regime, on both the physical and mental front, spoke about her 100th test and of course answered the unwanted retirement questions (with a positive answer!)

There was also an update on the state of the nation for the African Cup and a little word from Jamie Southgate about her skipper and friend.

Also can Cindy get the One Question Quiz correct again?

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