Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
4 minute read
16 Feb 2020
9:02 am

Women in Sport: Hockey legend till feeling patriotic … even from Holland

Wesley Botton

Marsha Cox is deeply concerned about sports administration in our country, but still doesn't her part with a development project at her old school.

Marsha Cox of South Africa looks on during Womens International Hockey match between South Africa and Belgium at The Hartleyvale Hockey Stadium in Observatory on February 02, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

Though she has settled down with her family on another continent more than 12 000km away, and it has been five years since she represented her country, former SA women’s hockey captain Marsha Cox says she will always be South African at heart. And though she admits poor sports administration remains a concern in various codes back home, Cox hopes the Springbok team’s victory at last year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan will provide a springboard for the national squad at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in July. “I keep in touch with a lot of people and I’m still...