Dragflick Newsdesk : South African Hockey right this moment have introduced the appointment of Giles Bonnet via the FIH Hockey World Cup and the Paris Olympic Video games in 2024. The function sees Bonnet return to a task he held from 2010-2014 the place he led the crew into the highest 10 on the earth rankings in addition to to a aggressive journey within the London Olympic video games.
One of many highlights of groups time underneath Bonnet was the London Olympics 2012 Qualifying event the place the crew triumphed over India in New Delhi due to targets from Shelley Jones, Pietie Coetzee-Turner and Marsha Cox to qualifying for the worldwide video games.
Bonnet is a family title within the recreation of hockey having served Worldwide roles for the Belgian Males, the SA Hockey Males, China’s males’s and ladies’s groups in addition to the Canadian Nationwide girls.
CEO of SA Hockey Marissa Langeni was glowing relating to the appointment of Bonnet:
“Giles isn’t any stranger to SA Hockey. He oversaw a interval of nice success and development for the SA Womens Group. His dedication to this system and the expansion underneath his tutelage was unbelievable to see. We stay up for seeing the crew takes step forwards underneath his steerage in a remarkably busy hockey calendar!”
Giles Bonnet is eagerly trying ahead to the problem that awaits him:
“South Africa are at present sitting at quantity 16 on the earth rankings, I imagine we as a rustic have much more potential than that. For me its an thrilling alternative. I additionally imagine with the standard of hockey on tv as of late, now we have a significant attraction for sponsors who wish to assist us attain the subsequent stage. It might be difficult within the brief time period however we are going to help these younger gamers to realize their potential within the inexperienced and gold.”
Bonnet will hit the bottom working because the SA Ladies have Commonwealth Video games, the FIH Hockey World Cup and the FIH Nations Cup within the subsequent 6 months as they appear to start climbing up the world rankings as soon as once more.