The women’s South Africa hockey team for the 2014 hockey World Cup was announced at a farewell for the team held at Investec Bank in Johannesburg Tuesday afternoon.
The players were also presented with their new World Cup playing, training and leisure clothing by kit sponsor adidas.
The team is unchanged from that which represented South Africa at the Champions Challenge in Scotland, where they won the bronze medal by beating Spain in Glasgow on Sunday.
“We put our total support behind the team and share their anticipation, dedication, energy and talent as the World Cup draws closer,” said Janet Larsen, head of marketing at Investec South Africa.
Marissa Langeni, CEO of the South African Hockey Association said: “As a national body we wish them everything of the best for the World Cup and we know the South African public will be right behind them.”
South Africa World Cup squad : Anelle van Deventer, Lisa Deetlefs, Marcelle Manson, Nicolene Terblanche, Lenise Marais, Marsha Cox (capt), Shelley Russell, Bernie Coston, Tarryn Bright, Dirkie Chamberlain, Celia Evans, Sanani Mangisa, Quanita Bobbs, Illse Davids, Kelly Madsen, Lilian du Plessis, Kathleen Taylor, Sulette Damons.