South Africa at Hero FIH Hockey5s Lausanne 2022

“Really excited to represent this new format of hockey!”


South Africa (Women) will represent the African continent at the upcoming ‘Hero FIH Hockey5s Lausanne 2022’.

As the event is coming closer, we’ve invited players Rea Phume, Dirkie Chamberlain and Candice Manuel to play the role of “reporters” asking questions to … each other!

“Really excited to represent this new format of hockey and show the world what’ve got!” says Candice Manuel.

Dirkie Chamberlain explains that the team which she really wants to play is India: “I’ve always had a really, really good clash against India. I like the tight games!”

“I’m excited to play in an international tournament … this is my first time!”, Rea Phume indicates.

You want to learn what their favourite food is, what sport they would do if it wasn’t hockey and who they really like to follow on social media! Watch the full chat by clicking on the video below!


Field Size:  40m x 23.7m (Standard Competition)
Markings Designed to be minimal, a half way line and 10m mini-lines create 4 equal sized quarters of the field, plus penalty spots (6.4m from the goal-line) are the only required markings

2 goals, each 3.66m wide and 2.14m tall (Standard Hockey Goals)

Each player uses a hockey stick made of any non-metallic material with a maximum length of 105cm (41.3inches). Sticks are usually sold in lengths in inches with 36.5 and 37.5 the most common adult sizes. Only the flat side of the stick may be use to play the ball. (Standard Stick)

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for field players includes shin-guards and mouth-guards.
Goalkeeper PPE includes kickers, leg guards, padded shorts, body armour, gloves, neck protector and a helmet.

Key Skills: Players may push, slap, hit and flick the ball both forehand and backhand (Same as 11-a-side Hockey)
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