U16 player in SA side

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Shockey tour­na­ment held at Affies in Pre­to­ria last month. “I was re­ally taken by sur­prise when my name was an­nounced first in the al­pha­bet­i­cal list of ex­cep­tional tal­ent,” the 16-year-old said.

Cho­sen by his team­mates to cap­tain the Bor­der Amath­ole A side, Boucher was se­lected for the South African High Per­for­mance squad, which at­tended a three-day train­ing pro­gramme.

The Amath­ole A side came in ninth out of 12 teams in the highly com­pet­i­tive A sec­tion and in a match against Western Province, Boucher re­ceived the Cell C Man of the Match award.

The high per­for­mance pro­gramme, held im­me­di­ately af­ter the na­tional tour­na­ment, saw play­ers ex­posed to na­tional coaches and in­formed of the ex­cit­ing South African hockey roadmap ahead.

“Ethan’s pas­sion for the sport is un­de­ni­able and he’s al­ways been very proac­tive and put in many hours of ex­tra train­ing to reach this im­por­tant mile­stone,” said proud mom, Sa­man­tha Boucher.

Ethan said: “I am so grate­ful to my provin­cial, club and school team­mates, man­age­ment and coaches. With­out them, I could not have done this.” Boucher, has been se­lected for the South African Un­der 16 hockey squad af­ter the U16 in­ter­provin­cial ELBORNE Col­lege Grade 10 pupil, Ethan

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ON TAR­GET: Ethan Boucher in ac­tion at the U16 in­ter­provin­cial hockey tour­na­ment held at Affies in Pre­to­ria last month. Boucher had a great tour­na­ment and was se­lected for the South African U16 Hockey squad

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