Hockey at Maritzburg College
We are proud of the hockey culture that exists at Maritzburg College. We make every effort to create an environment that will see us continue to produce choice and impending international players, as well as ensuring an enjoyable and fun experience for all boys who choose to play.
It is our mission for all hockey players to develop a passion for the game that will inspire them to continue to play well after they leave school. We endeavour to continuously grow the game of hockey, by setting high standards across all areas and by striving to be the benchmark in South Africa.
We regularly host primary school hockey festivals at Maritzburg College as well as coaching clinics and various IPTs. We are also proud that our players supply up to 45% of the players selected for the KZN Inland teams at the U18, U16 and U14 levels on an annual basis. The hockey culture that has developed at the school is something that is strengthening consistently.
Maritzburg College Hockey National Representatives
In total, College has now earned some 95 SA U18 caps, including 8 captains. College has had 33 Old Boys picked to play for the South African Men’s Hockey Team, more international players than any school in the world, including 3 captains.
- The SA U21 Men’s team had no less than 7 College Old Boys in the team that went to the Junior World Cup in India in 2016. Namely; S Nolutshungu (2013), N Lembethe (2014), T Kok (2014), A Letuka (2015), T Dlungwana (2015) and C Halle (2015) and D van der Merwe as Assistant Coach (2003).
- Tevin Kok (2014) earned his first cap for the South African Men’s Hockey Team in January 2016 when he played against Ireland in Cape Town.
- Tyson Dlungwana (2015) earned his first cap for South Africa in February 2016 when he played against Germany in Cape Town in the Summer Series.
- Siya Nolutshungu earned his first cap for the South African Men’s team against the Netherlands in the Summer Series in Cape Town in January of 2017. Also in the team were fellow Old Boys Taine Paton, Tyson Dlungwana and Tevin Kok.
- In the recent dual Summer Series in Cape Town over January, February and March, four OCs represented South Africa, namely Siya Nolutshungu, Taine Paton, Tevin Kok and Tyson Dlungwana. At the end of April, the Mens’ IPT was held in JHB with the KZN Raiders team lifting the trophy and OCs Andrew Manson and Kewan Harries were part of that squad. A number of other Old Boys represented various other provinces during the tournament.
- Tyson Dlungwana, Siya Nolutshungu and Tevin Kok represented South Africa at the Commonwealth Games in Australia in April 2018.
- Peabo Lembethe, Taine Paton, Tyson Dlungwana and Tommy Hammond represented SA at the World Cup in India in 2018.
Hockey National Reps
In total, College has now earned some 100 SA U18 caps, including 8 captains. College has had 34 Old Boys picked to play for the South African Men’s Hockey Team.
MARITZBURG COLLEGE HOCKEY
(from inception until 2014)
Hockey made a brief appearance at College in 1927 before disappearing off the scene. Years later in 1961, the school gained considerable prestige when D.Ryder and E.Eckstein were both selected for Natal and S.A. Schools’, Ryder being chosen as the captain of the S.A. Schools hockey team while only in fifth form. Prior to 1974 the school had produced Springboks in DA Bestall (1951), FC Bestall (1957), JCS Oehley (1957-61), J.Finnie (1957), LB Bird (1963-67), G Castle (1963), BV Edwards (1964-1967), D Ryder (1965-70), D Bestall (1970-80 Captain), TR Larkin (1973). It was only in 1974 that the sport gained “official” status at Maritzburg College. In effect this meant that the sport was now to be offered to any boys who showed an interest, regular practices would be held, and regular inter school fixtures would be allowed to be played. Prior to this boys in the school had in a clandestine way arranged games for themselves against local school and club opposition, with the game being frowned upon from within the school.
The 1974 team was coached by AJJ Brownell and included DD Turnbull (Captain), who was later to represent South Africa at hockey, and TG Shaw who would go on to represent his country at cricket.
Through the remainder of the 70’s, College hockey continued to grow with only a small sprinkling of provincial schools players being produced. During this time, College hosted its first Ascension School’s Hockey Festival in 1977. The coaches, through the remainder of the 70’s, included K Pooler (1975-77) and D Turner (1979).
The 1980’s saw College hockey grow into a formidable force not only in Natal but in South Africa as well. Twenty eight boys were to gain Natal Schools A colours. A further eight players were chosen for the SA Schools team. The sport was given Barns ground as the official home venue. These grass fields, in years to come, were to gain a reputation as being the best in the province and amongst the best in the country. J Kedian coached the 1st XI from 1980-82 with L Wedderburn (1980) and A Wormington (1981) gaining SA Schools’ caps. M.Bèchet, who had arrived at College in July 1981 to teach Physical Education, and a current Natal player at the time, took over the reigns as 1st XI coach in July 1982. He has held the post ever since, producing some 11 Springboks and a further 46 SA Schools players in that time. At present he has coached the 1st XI for some 545 matches at this level.
In 1983 a record five College boys represented the Natal Schools’ A Team. The 1983 1st XI captained by A. Brown, lost only once in twenty five outings! The 1985 team led by J.Brown, brother of A.Brown, went on a goal scoring spree to score 101 goals in twenty nine games of which only one was lost. In the interim College hockey had unearthed a gem in the form of Standard 7 youngster Jonty Rhodes who was later to become a household name in cricket circles worldwide. Rhodes made his 1st XI debut as a 14 yearold in 1984. J.Brown and J.Rhodes gained SA Schools’ caps in 1985. Rhodes would go on to captain the SA Schools’ XI in 1987 in a season in which the 1st XI lost only one of their twenty seven fixtures. Rhodes accounted for 50 of the 87 goals scored in 1987 to bring his tally to 125 goals in 110 appearances for the 1st XI, a record that will take some beating. That this was done on and around the grass surfaces of South Africa makes it an even more significant record that is bound to take some beating! The 1988 team yielded one SA Schools’ cap in M.Ross who would go on to captain the same team in 1989. The 1989 team was College’s first unbeaten 1st XI with twenty wins and six draws.
The 1990’s continued to produce successful teams. The total number of teams representing College had increased from eight in 1980 to sixteen in 1998. The 1st XI undertook its first overseas hockey tour in 1991. The team, led by W Miles, returned unbeaten from their trip to England. From 1990 to 1993 fifteen College boys represented Natal Schools A. In 1993, R.Shrives, S.Fleet, R.Theunissen and S.Evans gained SA Schools colours. In 1994, the Province of Natal split into Midlands and Natal, and from a schoolboy point of view, the Midlands Province has gone from strength to strength with no less than 96 College boys having gained Midlands colours since the split took place. In this time a further thirty boys have gained SA Schools’ colours. The 1994 team, captained by S Jackson, only lost one fixture. The 1995 team led by R.Shrives and the 1996 team led by J Morris were to go through two consecutive unbeaten seasons. In 1995 R.Shrives and D.Gallagher were chosen for the SA Under 18 team. In 1996, J Morris, D.de Souza and S.Gower-Jackson gained their National U18 colours. This team was the second one to travel to England where it remained unbeaten on an eight match tour. The 1996 Midlands Team, which contained no fewer than eight College boys in its ranks, went on to win the SA Under 18 Inter Provincial Tournament for the first time in its youthful existence. The 1997 XI, captained by SK Gower-Jackson, and containing a further eight Midlands players, had a late season lapse that saw them slump to three defeats in twenty three outings.
The 1998 College 1st XI, captained by I.Evans, brother of S.Evans (1993 captain), would probably rate as one of the best if not the best hockey team in the short history of the game at College. Made up of twelve Midlands U18A players, the domestic season saw them win fourteen and draw one of the fifteen games played. In the process they scored 91 goals and conceded only 2! Two boys, I.Evans and C.Maud, were selected for the SA Under 21 team while still at school and R.Stewart was named as a non-travelling reserve. The 1998 Midlands XI captained by I.Evans went on to win the SA U18 Inter Provincial Tournament and at its conclusion a record six College boys gained selection to the SA Under 18 team. The boys selected were I.Evans (Capt), C.Maud, R.Stewart, G.Carr, G.Royston and C.van der Merwe.. Of the 1998 team, D Isaac (SA U18B) and M.Holness (SA U16) also gained National recognition. A strength of the 1998 outfit was the fact that these boys had had plenty of training time on the local AB Jackson Astroturf Field. This unbeaten 1998 XI were invited, at the conclusion of it’s season, to attend the Millfield Astroturf Challenge Tournament hosted by top hockey school in England, Millfield School .The trip was extended to a whole week to include some tourist things but the hockey itself provide just the challenge the College XI needed. In winning the tournament, the College XI had swept aside the best that British schoolboy hockey had to offer at the time, including some composite district teams.
The 1999 1st XI continued where the 1998 XI left off and extended the unbeaten run for the duration of the season, ending up with twenty six wins and two draws out of twenty eight starts. In scoring 134 goals they set a new record for a domestic season. It was during this period that the College 1st XI was establishing itself as a dominant force in South African Schools hockey. The 1999 team produced a nine Midlands U18 players and a further six SA Under 18 caps in the form of I.Evans (Capt), G.Carr,
G.Royston, C. van der Merwe, R.van der Riet and M.Holness. The Midlands XI won the SA Under 18 Inter Provincial Tournament for the second year in succession with College boys playing a major role in the success of this team. The 2000 1st XI started off the season under enormous pressure to continue the unbeaten run of success that its predecessors had established before them. Sixty three games without defeat came to an end midway through the season and the team went on to register a successful season in winning fourteen, drawing 4 and losing 2 games of the twenty it ended up playing. College had its smallest Midlands representation ever when only 5 boys gained provincial honours, one of whom, AA Shrives, went on to be selected for the SA Under 18 team.
In 2001 seven College boys represented the Midlands Under 18 Team whilst for the first time in six years College did not have a National Under 18 player chosen. Three boys did however gain selection for the S.A. Under 18 B Team. The team had a good season winning 16, drawing 1 and losing 2 of the 19 matches played. The 2002 season saw the team register another good season winning 21 and losing 2 games out of 23 games played. Eleven College boys gained Midlands U18 caps whilst T.Hammond and A.Kok went on to gain S.A. Under 18 colours. A further six boys were selected for the S.A. U18 B team. In 2003 a top bunch of boys represented the College 1st XI and after a magnificent domestic and international season conspired to lose their last fixture of the season, this against the might of Pretoria Boys’ High School. Twenty one wins and a single loss whilst only conceding 8 goals was a fine record to add to the illustrious College Hockey history. This team also undertook a maiden Australasian Tour visiting both New Zealand and Australia and in so doing registered College’s fourth successful unbeaten sojourn out of the country! A record 13 College boys represented the Midlands U18A team at the Inter Provincial Tournament with five of these boys in the form of R.Grant, G.Abbott, M.Harper, J.Duncan-Anderson and D. van der Merwe gaining S.A. Under 18 caps. A further two in G.Fish and H.Kok were selected for the S.A. Under 17 team at the conclusion of the tournament.
In 2004 the College XI won 17 and lost 3 of the 20 fixtures played and some 11 boys played in the successful Midlands U18 team that won the SA Under 18 Inter Provincial Tournament for the fourth time in the 11 year history of Midlands hockey! Three boys, R.Grant, W.Paton and S.Davenhill were selected for the S.A. U18 team at the conclusion of the tournament whilst all 3 of these boys played in a shared Test Series against Australia Under17 prior to the I.P.T. A further 3 boys, S.Mkhize, G.Olivier and S.Reddy gained selection to the S.A. Under 17 team after the I.P.T.
In 2005 the College XI won 17, drew 1 and lost 2 of their 20 fixtures and given the wide range of ages in this team 8 boys gained selection to the Midlands U18A team whilst a further 3 were selected for the Midlands U16A team. Two boys, namely S.Reddy and S.Mkhize were selected for the S.A. U18 Team whilst T.Paton (Capt) and M.Hampson were selected for the S.A. U16A team. Across the board at College the school had its most successful representative year when they supplied 49% of the players selected for the Midlands Provincial Teams. Worthy of mention in 2005 is the unprecedented success of the Under 14 age group at College where only 3 games were lost out of a total of 77 played with the U14A winning 19 out of 19, the U14B 12 out of 12 and the U14D 11 out of 11!. The U14C and U14E teams were also unbeaten!
In 2006, the College XI again won 17 of its 20 fixtures, with two draws and one loss making up the balance. A pleasing note in this season was the very successful penalty corner outfit in the team and it’s 27, 8% success rate was one of the highest to date. Seven boys represented the Midlands U18A Team that won the SA U18 Inter Provincial Title. At the conclusion of the Tournament, 3 boys, namely, N.Khanyile, M.Rose and T.Paton gained selection for the S.A. U18 team, whilst M.Hampson (Capt) and T.Mingard represented the SA U17 Team. T.Goba was the only Under 16 boy to be selected for the S.A. Under16A team. The overall picture across the board at College this year would reflect a 80, 3% win record and a 87, 8% no loss record across the15 teams that represented the school in 2006. The U14 age group was again very well coached and they produced three unbeaten teams i.e U14A, U14B and U14D
teams with the A and D teams winning all of their games. Nine boys represented the Midlands U14A team at the Inter Provincial Tournament.
In 2007 College won 15 of the 18 games played and lost 3 in the process of competing Nationally. Nine members of the 1st XI played in the Midlands U18A team whilst the captain, T.Paton went on to gain his second SA U18 Cap and was also made the captain of the team. In 2008 a very young and inexperienced team represented College and whilst their inexperience got the better of them at times they did finish the season strongly and ended up with the best record out of all the KwaZulu Natal teams. Eleven wins, six losses and one draw was the final analysis with 5 boys representing Midlands U18A and a further 5 boys chosen for the Midlands U16A team. At National level, T.Goba gained an SA U18 cap whilst M. Redmead was a non travelling reserve for this team. M. Redmead and T. Hardnick were chosen for the SA U17 squad whilst 4 boys, namely K.Ross, A.Manson, C.Redmead and N.Hendrie were selected for the SA U16 Squad.
The Under 14 group of 2008 has been a very exciting group with all players in the Under 14A team gaining Midlands Colours. Twenty wins in twenty starts suggests that this team has as much potential as any to have represented the school in recent times and in scoring some 125 goals whilst conceding only 12 is a record to be proud of. We look forward to seeing how this team develops in the next 4 years.
The 2009 season saw the 1st XI tour Malaysia and Perth and in producing some outstanding hockey with only one loss to a sports school in Kuala Lumpur, they returned having had the hockey experience of a lifetime, sweeping all before them in Perth. Domestically the team established themselves as the top team in KwaZulu Natal, and arguably the top schoolboy team in the country. Eight members of the 1st XI were in the starting line up of the National Tournament winning Inland Under 18 team whilst a further 3 started in the National Tournament winning Inland Under 16 team, coached by our very own Brandon Swart. At National Level, 5 members of the 1st XI were selected for the South .African Under 18 team and they included 1st XI captain, M.Guise-Brown, D.Pengelly, T.Hardnick, T.Goba and B.Logan. Recent Old Boy M.Redmead, was also selected for this team. The South African Under 17 team included a further 3 boys in the form of A.Manson, M.Fourie and T.Hardnick. At National Under 16 level the following College boys were included in a 24 man South African Under 16 squad: N.Berichon, G.Glutz, K.Harries and N.Ngubane.
The 2010 season saw the 1st XI produce another excellent set of results and in so doing easily maintained their position as the top KZN Hockey School and arguably the top hockey school in the country if one takes results and National selections into account. Again in 2010, eight 1st XI players represented the Inland Under18A team, with a further 3 representing the Inland Under 18B team. At National Level, 3 College boys gained selection to the South Africa Under 18 Team, namely A.Manson, R. De la Peyre, and G.Glutz, whilst recent Old Boy and 2009 player, M.Fourie, now at Stellenbosch University, was also selected. The South African Under 17 Squad inlcuded 2 boys in the form of N.Berichon and G.Glutz whilst at Under 16 level 5 College boys were included in the S.A. Under 16 Squad and these were T.Guise-Brown, J.Turnbull, C. Van den Berg, O.Bhengu and S.Nolotshungu.
The 2011 hockey season at Maritzburg College came to a close and again College could be proud of a wonderful set of achievements that have enriched the hockey culture that already exists at the school.
The 1st XI remained unbeaten throughout the season and became the 6th College 1st XI to achieve this feat, joining the unbeaten 1st XI’s from 1989, 1995, 1996, 1998 and 1999! Arguably College maintained its status as one of the leading hockey schools in South Africa after having played most if not all of the tops teams from each region in the country as can be seen by the results below. A 1st XI goal scoring record was also broken during the course of the 2011 season when Grant Glutz, scored 51 goals in 23 outings for the 1st XI!
The 2012 1st XI had an interesting season by winning 18 of their 22 games but suffering inexplicable home defeats at the hands of PBHS and Kearsney, in games where College did everything but score the necessary goals. A first time ever loss to Wynberg at the Nomads Festival was a fair reflection in a game where Wynberg were clearly the better team on the day. College did however maintain their status as the leading hockey school in KZN, and arguably one of the leading hockey schools in the country.
The 2013 season marked the 150th celebrations of College and, in possibly one of College hockey’s most trying years, once again managed a successful season. The season proved to be a tumultuous one with many ups and downs. It started with the removal of stalwart Mr Mike Bèchet after College were well into their pre-season preparations, and saw Guy Elliot take over as coach. Although there were a few changes, the school managed to excel once again. This can only be attributed to the structures that have been put into place and the fact that the coaches and players have a deep passion for the game and realise the legacy that they need to live up to. One of the reasons for College’s depth comes from the fact that they have highly skilled coaches that work extremely hard to make sure that the College flag flies high in schoolboy hockey in South Africa.
At the end of their respective national tournaments two boys, T Dlungwana and S Nolutshungu, were selected for the South African Schools U18 team and B Tullis was selected for the U16 South African High Performance Squad.
2014 saw the return of Old Collegian Devon van der Merwe to the new position of Director of Hockey whilst taking on the responsibility of coaching the 1st XI. College fielded 19 hockey teams, and across the teams achieved a win ratio of 80%, with 3 teams achieving unbeaten seasons, namely 4th , 16B and 14B.
In 2014 College continued to dominate the SA U18 Hockey Team’s selections and we had 5 players named in the team which played in a 3 match series against Australia, namely S Dlungwana, T Kok, P Lembethe, O Letuka and B van der Merwe.
T Kok and S Dlungwana both played in the SA U18 Hockey 5s team at the Youth Olympic Games African Qualifier tournament held in Zambia in March and then went on to represent South Africa the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, during August 2014. A total of 44 College hockey players played in the 2014 Inter Provincial Tournaments. At the conclusion of the u18 IPT, hosted at Maritzburg College, Tevin Kok was awarded the Most Value Player of the Tournament Award, and Tyson Dlungwana was awarded the Most Valuable Defender of the Tournament Award.
2015 was another successful season for College hockey. College fielded 19 hockey teams in 2015, and across the teams achieved a win ratio of 75%, with 5 teams achieving unbeaten seasons, namely 3rd, 14C, 14D, 14E and 14F.
The 1st XI’s record speaks for itself; they played 23 matches and only lost one and two ended in a draw. They have maintained their number one ranking in SA according to the SA Schools Ranking system for 2 years in a row! The College u16A team also finished as the number one ranked school in SA. Our u14A team lost only one match during the season. In 2015 College had two boys named in the SA u18A team, namely; S Dlungwana and C Halle, as well as two boys named in the SA u17A and SA u18B team; A Ndlovu and S Magoso. Four boys were selected for the SA u16 High Performance Squad this year; B Sherwood, M Horan, J Campbell and A Greaves. At the conclusion of the u21 IPT in April 2015 College had 7 players named in the SA U21 Training Squad to play at the Men’s IPT, namely; S Nolutshungu (2013), T Kok, O Letuka, P Lembethe (all 2014) C Hallé, A Letuka and S Dlungwana (current), and 1st XI coach Mr D van der Merwe is the SA u21 Assistant Coach.
In 2016, our 1st XI finished the season as the number one ranked school in SA for the third year in a row! We also continue to have Old Boys who represent national teams and their various provinces. This year, College fielded 18 hockey teams, six open teams, six u16 teams and six u14 teams. College played a total of 213 games winning 157 of them, drawing 21 and losing only 21. This equates to a 74% win ratio and it must be stated that a number of the losses (8) occurred on a stagger where lower College teams played higher opposition. Take the staggered matches out and we achieved a 78% win rate. Four teams, namely; 6th, 16B, 16C and 14B, achieved unbeaten seasons.
In 2016 College supplied the KZN Inland Hockey teams with 47 % of the players. A total of 44 College hockey players played in the 2016 Inter Provincial Tournaments. 27 of our boys received medals at IPT; 20 golds and 7 silvers! We had 3 boys represent the Kwa-Zulu Natal U14 Team who won a gold medal at the IPT. S Magoso (U18) and D van Niekerk (U14) were named ‘Goalkeeper of the Tournament’ at their respective IPT’s. M Veenstra was named ‘Midfielder of the Tournament’ at the U14 IPT. The KZN Inland U16A and B team were coached by Maritzburg College coaches; namely Mr K Emerson and Mr R Jones, and Mr D van der Merwe is the SA U21 Assistant Coach and Head Coach of the SA U17 team.
College had 11 boys picked to represent the various SA Schools teams who enjoyed playing in the various International Series.
SA u18A: M Forrest, S Magoso and A Ndlovu.
SA u18B: B Njapha.
SA U17: B Sherwood and N Pio.
SA U16A: J Campbell and R Stainbank.
SA U16B: M Maphumulo, A Bradford and A Greaves.
Mr Brandon Swart returned to College as Director of Hockey in 2017 and took over the reigns as 1st XI coach. Our 1st XI had another very successful season, losing just one match, and achieved some emphatic wins on Pape’s as they played an exciting brand of hockey. The highlight of the year was the 1st XI Hockey tour to Germany and Holland in April which was an experience the boys will never forget. There was a good balance of sight-seeing and quality hockey which saw the 1st XI remain unbeaten on tour, only losing in a penalty shootout in the tournament in which we participated. We played some well-established clubs and schools and the team rose to the challenge and proved that Maritzburg College can compete in the global arena. The 1st XI finished the season, for the fourth time in as many years, as the number one ranked school in the country according to the SA Schools Ranking System.
7 boys were picked to for the various SA Schools teams.
SA u18A: B Sherwood, N Pio, M Horan, J Campbell and C Volmink
SA U17A: R Stainbank
SA U16A: M Maphumulo
Mr Dylan Coombes joined Maritzburg College in January 2018 as Director of Hockey and took over the reigns as 1st XI coach. Our 1st XI had another successful season, playing some exciting hockey as they set out to be the benchmark in South Africa. This talented group of players did themselves and their school proud. The 4th, 16B, 16D, 14B and 14D teams all achieved unbeaten seasons.
At the conclusion of the U18 IPT, College had 8 boys selected for the various SA Schools teams;
SA u18A: J Campbell, A Bradford, M Maphumulo, A Walstroom and S Ngcongo
SA U18B: A Greaves
SA U17 High Performance Squad: G Pio and S Ngcobo
At the conclusion of the U16 IPT, 4 boys were selected for the SA U16 High Performance Squad: B Jackson, D Bruyns, D van Niekerk and C Osborne
In summary College have, in their very young hockey history, now produced some 34 Springboks, more International players than any school in the world, including 3 captains and 100 South African Schools/Under 18 caps have been earned by College boys, including 8 captains.
In the Inland region, College regularly supply up to 45% of the players selected for the KZN Inland teams at the U18, U16 and U14 levels on an annual basis, and the hockey culture that has developed at the school is something that is strengthening consistently. The papes Astro was re-laid in 2019 and is arguably the best of its kind in South Africa, whilst the Hockey Pavilion, complete with two change rooms, a long room and a technical office makes this facility arguably the best school’s facility countrywide.
South African Schools U18 Caps
*Denotes those who have gone on to play for South Africa
- *DF Ryder 1962 (Capt)
- BR Bailey 1963
- GA Fleet 1963,64
- RG Crombie 1965
- *TR Larkin 1967
- *D Bestall 1968,70 (Capt)
- *DD Turnbull 1975
- LB Wedderburn 1980
- AR Wormington 1981
- JL Brown 1985
- JN Rhodes 1985, 86, 87 (Capt)
- MJ Ross 1988,89 (Capt)
- *SL Evans 1993 (Capt)
- SA Fleet 1993
- *RH Shrives 1993,95
- RJ Theunissen 1993
- *D Gallagher 1995
- DS De Souza 1996
- SK Gower-Jackson 1996
- J Morris 1996
- CR Maud 1997,98
- *IL Evans 1997,98,99 (Capt)
- *GD Carr 1998,99
- RP Stewart 1998
- GR Royston 1998,99
- *C van der Merwe 1998,99
- JR van der Riet 1999
- MR Holness 1999, 2000
- AA Shrives 2000
- *TA Hammond 2002
- AK Kok 2002
- RC Grant 2003, 2004
- *GG Abbott 2003
- WT Aherin 2003
- SJ Duncan-Anderson 2003
- *MS Harper 2003
- DF van der Merwe 2003
- *WR Paton 2004
- *S Davenhill 2004
- S Mkhize 2005
- SL Reddy 2005
- NSS Khanyile 2006
- *TM Paton 2006, 2007(Capt)
- MR Rose 2006
- MS Hampson 2008
- TA Goba 2008, 2009
- MB Redmead 2009
- *M Guise-Brown 2009
- TK Hardnick 2009
- BR Logan 2009
- RDD Pengelly 2009
- *AM Manson 2010
- R de la Peyre 2010
- *MS Fourie 2010
- *GN Glutz 2010, 2011
- NE Berichon 2011
- KJ Harries 2011
- T Guise-Brown 2011, 2012
- L Mafilika 2012
- C van den Berg 2012
- *S Nolutshungu 2013
- *S Dlungwana 2013,2014,2015
- *TMG Kok 2014
- *NP Lembethe 2014
- O Lethuka 2014
- BD van der Merwe 2014
- CS Hallè 2015
- ML Forrest 2016
- SS Magoso 2016
- A Ndlovu 2016
- B Sherwood 2017
- N Pio 2017
- CO Volmink 2017
- M Horan 2017
- JP Campbell 2017, 2018
- AS Bradford 2018
- MV Maphumulo 2018, 2019
- AL Walstroom 2018
- S Ngcongo 2018, 2019
- GO Pio 2019
TOTAL = 103 CAPS
Field Hockey SA Representatives
(The year indicates first year of representation)
* Denotes Olympian in Athens 2004
** Denotes Olympian in Beijing 2008
*** Denotes Olympian in London 2012
In total, College has now earned some 100 SA U18 caps, including 8 captains. College has had 34 Old Boys picked to play for the South African Men’s Hockey Team.
- DA Bestall 1951
- FC Bestall 1957 (capt)
- JC Oehley 1957
- J Finnie 1957
- LB Bird 1963
- G Castle 1963
- BV Edwards 1964 (capt)
- D Ryder 1965
- D Bestall 1970 (capt)
- TR Larkin 1973
- GR Turnbull 1979
- DD Turnbull 1979
- AL McCathie 1985
- G von Mayer 1995
- SL Evans 1995*
- RH Shrives 1997
- D Gallagher 2000**
- IL Evans 2002*
- C van der Merwe 2003
- GD Carr 2003
- TA Hammond 2006**
- GG Abbott 2006**
- WR Paton 2007***
- MS Harper 2007**/***
- TM Paton 2009***
- S Davenhill 2009
- GN Glutz 2012
- M Guise-Brown 2012
- AM Manson 2015
- MS Fourie 2015
- TMG Kok 2016
- S Dlungwana 2016
- S Nolutshungu 2017
- Tyson Dlungwana, Siya Nolutshungu and Tevin Kok represented South Africa at the Commonwealth Games in Australia in April 2018
- Peabo Lembethe, Taine Paton, Tyson Dlungwana and Tommy Hammond represented SA at the World Cup in India in 2018