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Potch to host inaugural Nations Cup

───   MORGAN PIEK 13:25 Wed, 22 Jun 2022

Potch to host inaugural Nations Cup | News Article
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The North-West University in Potchefstroom will play host to the inaugural FIH Hockey Men’s Nations Cup later in the year.

The aim of the tournament will be to afford teams that do not play in the Pro League top-level international competition.

The winner of this tournament will also be given an option to be promoted to the Pro League.

Earlier in the year the South African’s men’s team competed in the Pro League, which was staged in Potchefstroom as well as in Argentina, England, Spain and Belgium.

“South Africa showed our capacity as a world class host with the hosting of the FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup in Potchefstroom earlier this year”, said Shaune Baaitjies, the Acting CEO of South African Hockey.

“The North West University facilities were outstanding and received wonderful reviews from all involved.

“We are delighted that the FIH has chosen to host the FIH Hockey Nations Cup in Potchefstroom. “The South African Men enjoyed playing the home series of games in the FIH Hockey Pro League at the venue and look forward to adding more remarkable memories for the international hockey family.

“It promises to be a wonderful tournament at a wonderful venue.”

The inaugural Nations Cup will be played from 28 November to 4 December.

Morgan Piek OFM Sport

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