Saints crowned Bank Windhoek men’s hockey champions

 

Saints men’s team were crowned the 2019 Bank Windhoek National Indoor Hockey League champions, after they sealed the title in a record-breaking season by defeating Deutscher Turn und Sportverein (DTS) 10:3 on Friday evening, as well as thrashing University of Namibia (UNAM) 7:1 on Saturday evening.

 

Saints scored a total of 66 goals thus far, conceding only eight. “It is indeed a record breaking season for any men’s hockey team in the Bank Windhoek Men’s Premier League. Under the guidance of their coach Trevor Cormack, Saints are in a league of their own and the results are testament thereof,” said Namibia Hockey Union’s Media Liaison Officer, Thomas Duncan.

 

The majority of the Saints players are part of the high performance training squad which comprises silver medallists who recently took part in the Inter-Provisional Tournament (IPT) hosted in South Africa. In 2018 they reached the finals and narrowly lost 3:2 at the hands of Western Province.

 

Most of the players have been together for the best part of the last eight years, actively participating in the Professional Series Indoor (PSI) held in South Africa on an annual basis.

“Considering the current depth and age of the squad, the development of Namibian hockey is headed into the promising direction,” said Duncan.

 

During their title defence, Saints had to overcome tough competition to achieve success. Energetic title contenders Windhoek Old Boys Sports Club (WOBSC), who are in a transition phase, where no match for Saints who dominated the matches when the two rivals met. Other teams such as Wanderers, has shown vast improvement in their style of play, but still have a lot of work to do. DTS, who are currently second in the league table, continue to build on their disciplined approach, which is starting to pay dividends.

 

Saints men’s team were crowned the 2019 Bank Windhoek National Indoor Hockey League champions, after they sealed the title in a record-breaking season by defeating Deutscher Turn und Sportverein (DTS) 10:3 on Friday evening, as well as thrashing University of Namibia (UNAM) 7:1 on Saturday evening.

 

Saints scored a total of 66 goals thus far, conceding only eight. “It is indeed a record breaking season for any men’s hockey team in the Bank Windhoek Men’s Premier League. Under the guidance of their coach Trevor Cormack, Saints are in a league of their own and the results are testament thereof,” said Namibia Hockey Union’s Media Liaison Officer, Thomas Duncan.

 

The majority of the Saints players are part of the high performance training squad which comprises silver medallists who recently took part in the Inter-Provisional Tournament (IPT) hosted in South Africa.

 

In 2018 they reached the finals and narrowly lost 3:2 at the hands of Western Province. Most of the players have been together for the best part of the last eight years, actively participating in the Professional Series Indoor (PSI) held in South Africa on an annual basis.

 

“Considering the current depth and age of the squad, the development of Namibian hockey is headed into the promising direction,” said Duncan.

 

During their title defence, Saints had to overcome tough competition to achieve success. Energetic title contenders Windhoek Old Boys Sports Club (WOBSC), who are in a transition phase, where no match for Saints who dominated the matches when the two rivals met.

Other teams such as Wanderers, has shown vast improvement in their style of play, but still have a lot of work to do. DTS, who are currently second in the league table, continue to build on their disciplined approach, which is starting to pay dividends.