Building women champions
Investec's focus within the world of hockey in South Africa is on hockey development.
Small in stature, big in talent. Meet SA’s women hockey champion Ongeziwe Mali.
The Investec Hockey Academy is helping produce women champions in South Africa. One such individual is Ongeziwe Mali. Onge travelled with her school from PE to participate in the St Mary’s Investec Hockey Festival in 2015. Her skill and speed won her the Investec Out of the Ordinary player award, along with a bursary to attend the Investec Hockey Academy.
Ongeziwe was invited to join the South African Women’s Hockey team. At 18, the youngest player in the national side, she played for South Africa against Germany in the Hockey World Cup opening match on Saturday 21 July 2018 in London.
Investec has chosen to support hockey through continued involvement in the St Mary’s Investec Hockey Festival and the Investec Hockey Academy.
Investec Hockey Academy
The academy aims to improve women’s hockey performance at all levels through a multidimensional, holistic approach. It offers a high-quality environment that sets new standards in hockey training and tuition.
St Mary's Investec Hockey Festival
Investec supports the St Mary’s Investec Hockey Festival, which provides a coming together of 32 of the country’s top hockey schools in Johannesburg each year.
The Investec Hockey Academy is led by Shelley Russell and aims to improve hockey performance at all levels through a multi-dimensional, holistic approach.
"Don’t stop practising until you get it right, practice until you cannot get it wrong."
Shelley Russell, Investec Hockey Academy
Launched in 2014, the Investec Hockey Academy truly enables participants to reach their full potential as players and coaches.
Good players take opportunities. Great players make them.
"Investec is pleased to have the opportunity to shine a spotlight on women champions in South Africa and to help develop brilliance in the sport which will contribute to us being globally competitive."
Danni Dixon, Head of Marketing Investec SA