Glenwood Hockey has a proud tradition of producing South African Schools representatives since 1960. Our most notable SA Schools Representatives are Mike Madsen (64-68), Paddy Madsen (71-72), Trevor Madsen (73-75) and dual Olympian and current New Zealand Assistant Men’s Coach Greg Nicol (91-92). Our most recent success is Shanyl Balwanth (2002). Shanyl is currently part of the South African Men’s side and was part of the Beijing Olympics selected squad of 18.
Our Glenwood hockey programme is run by our Director of Hockey, Fabian Gregory. Fabian who is currently the South African Men’s National Head Coach and his experience and technical knowledge have helped Glenwood become a formidable powerhouse on the South African schools’ hockey scene. He is assisted by Keegan Pearce, who is the Director of the Hockey Academy. Keegan is currently the coach for the under 16 KZN Coastal team, who managed to make it to the finals of 2015 under 16 IPT. Our Master in Charge is Adrian Ryan, who is currently serving on the SASHOC board as the portfolio holder for boys’ umpiring. He has extensive experience in coaching and umpiring and is a valuable asset to our management team.
Glenwood’s hockey programme was given a tremendous boost with the acquisition of our brand new Tiger turf facility in 2008. It is currently the only turf of its kind in South Africa and one of the few schools to boast a water-based facility. This facility is able to host international hockey games and also consists of a clubhouse with dual change rooms with shower facilities. The South African Men’s Olympic side, South African U21 and South African Girls U18 side have all played against international opposition at our facility.
Our 1st side goes to the Kingswood Hockey Festival during the April holidays. It is a very prestigious hockey tournament in the country and boasts the like of Kingswood College, St Andrews College, York High School, Woodridge College, and Cambridge College to name a few.
Our U14 A side attends the Ken Florence under 14 Festival which is hosted at Northwood during the April holidays. Our under 16 side goes to the Rondebosch Festival, and our 2nd side goes to the Crawford La Lucia Festival.