Hockey The Podcast

RAYDER MEDIA  |  Podcast , ±46 min episodes every 1 week, 2 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 109 - AFCON Update

As the 2022 African Hockey Cup of Nations Pool stage completed, we caught up with team commercial manager Brett Tucker and South African legend Coach Pholo to look at how the tournament has gone so far and what to expect in the final games this weekend!

Episode 108 - The Ugandan South African

Shaun Laubscher was offered the opportunity of a lifetime when he headed to Uganda to help the country's national hockey sides prepare for the African Cup of Nations. The inspirational coach shared his incredible story with the boys in a thrilling listen!

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Episode 107 - Glorious Greg Nicol

South African legend Greg Nicol has been appointed Head Coach of the New Zealand Black Sticks. The record-breaking goalscorer, who scored 244 times in 200 test matches, joined the lads to talk about his new role, his goal-scoring feats and the many amazing adventures he experienced across his international career.

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Episode 106 - Dayaan's Day

Dayaan Cassiem kicks off our 2022 year as the first guest on Hockey the Podcast. He talks to Tyron about the Olympic Games, his individual goal against Belgium and his life in Germany.

Episode 105 - Mens JWC Preview

Jabu is joined by the class of 2016 Junior World Cup as Garreth Ewing and Kyle Lion-Cachet dish the skinny on the tournament getting underway this week.

Episode 104 - Interim Inky


In this weeks special episode Tyron chats with newly appointed Interim head coach of the SA Womens Hockey team Inky Zondi about the challenge ahead and the excitement of his appointment.

Episode 103 - Excellent Edith

Edith Molikoe heads to the Junior World Cup with a different level of excitement. She heads to the the first African hosted World Cup having already represented her senior national indoor side on 35 occassions, while also becoming an Olympian in 2021.

The 21 year-old shared her visions of the game, her highlights, the stars she met in Tokyo and dishes on the best room mate on tour!

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Episode 102 - Captain Drummond Delivers

South Africa famously defeated Germany at the Tokyo Olympics. The team's victory, which the IOC highlighted as a standout moment of the Games, was achieved under the captaincy of the influential Tim Drummond. The man with 150 caps to his name takes us through his adventure of a career and offers some sublime guidance to the youngsters who are listening!

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Episode 101 - Paton Precision

We kick start the next century of episodes with the Varsity College head coach Wade Paton. The man who took the Slytherin to the double indoor and outdoor titles in 2021 and a USSA Final takes us through his adventure of indoor and outdoor. The Olympics, World Cups and a love for Indian food that is second to none.

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Episode 100 - The Century

Hockey the Podcast, a collaboration between Rayder Media and Hockey the Magazine, has reached its 100th episode. The largest African Hockey Podcast hosted by Derek Alberts and Tyron Barnard used the episode to take a walk down memory lane in picking 10 iconic moments covered in the previous 99 episodes.

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Episode 99 - Lisa Calls It Quits

South Africa's triple-Olympian Lisa Deetlefs joined the boys in studio to discuss her decision to retire from International Hockey. Lisa ends her career as the fifth-highest capped South African player of all time with 271 caps, having represented the country in Beijing, London and Tokyo.

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Episode 98 - Golden Halkett

Fresh from a gold medal as the assistant coach of the Dutch Women's Hockey team, South African Legend Rhett Halkett joins Tyron in studio to talk about his incredible journey from early caps right through to Tokyo Gold!

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