Sunday, June 23, 2024

Garreth Ewing quits as South Africa hockey coach

Garreth Ewing has quit as South African head coach just nine weeks out from the men’s World Cup.

Ewing had recently been one of the finalists for the FIH coach of the year and no reason was given for his departure.

Ewing took the reins following the conclusion of the 2018 FIH Hockey World Cup. Under his tenure, the team secured a number of memorable victories, including the 4-3 victory over Germany at the Tokyo Olympics, which would ultimately lead to an invite to the FIH Pro League for one season. 

More recently, South Africa reached a first semi-final in 20 years at this summer’s Commonwealth Games.

South Africa will compete at the FIH Nations Cup in Potchefstroom later this month before the Hockey World Cup in India in January. 

South African Hockey have appointed interim head coach Cheslyn Gie to oversee the next period of action for the SA Hockey Men. 

He said: “The opportunity to lead the country is an absolute privilege.  We have made great strides in the team in the past couple of years and we will look to build on it in the upcoming tournaments.”

A full-time appointment will be made after the 2023 World Cup.

Total Hockey

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