The history of Maties women's hockey club: 1903-1992 [Die geskiedenis van die us-dameshokkieklub: 1903-1992]

Laubscher H. ; van der Merwe F.J.G. (2011)


What started as a social game on a farm in Stellenbosch developed into a sport in which both men (since 1901) and women (since 1903) participated. The purpose of this study was to document the origin, formation and development of Maties women's hockey. The club was founded in 1903 and all possible resources were used to reconstruct the activities of the club until 1992, before the men's and women's hockey clubs merged. The club had a lot of ups and downs through the years, but that did not dampen the members' enthusiasm for the sport. Between World Wars I and II all sport participation was suspended and from 1971-1992 South Africa could not participate internationally because of the political situation. This article focuses on the club activities, tours, achievements, hostel hockey and indoor hockey.

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