Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
27 Aug 2014
5:20 pm

Women’s hockey loses national coach

Wesley Botton

The SA women's hockey team will have a new head coach before the end of the year, the national federation confirmed on Wednesday.

Hockey (women), South Africa. Copyright picture by WESSEL OOSTHUIZEN / SASPA/SASCOC

Giles Bonnet, who was appointed in May 10, has made himself unavailable for another term after the completion of his four-year contract, the SA Hockey Association (Saha) said in a statement.

“The contribution made by Giles to the Investec SA team and SA hockey at large… has been of the highest standard and dedication to the game of hockey in South Africa,” said Saha chief executive Marissa Langeni.

“The executive board of Saha would like to take this opportunity to thank Giles for his service to women’s hockey in our country and wish him all the best for the future.”

Bonnet, a former national team captain, was also previously the coach of the SA men’s side.

Saha said the vacant position for a new women’s coach would be advertised “in due course”.