Langa open doors to future sons of the soil
LANGA hockey club has grown consistently over the last few years and they’ve made significant strides in their community.
Their pre-season started in February and the introduction of “Friday Night Red Sock” runs has proven to be a huge drawcard. The #2000 spectator drive was a success too.
The latest Pro Series Indoor (PSI) initiative in Langa is unprecedented for the community as it is the first time that the PSI has ventured into the township.
The junior players of Langa and Khayelitsha are being exposed to the indoor arena, which has previously been unavailable to them.
The PSI team, headed by Simon Martin, have been instrumental in their venture and acknowledge that there is immense untapped talent in the communities.
They provided the infrastructure required to set up the Johnson Ngwenya venue in Langa. Usually the youngsters have to pay a fee to participate in these type of events; now, the costs have been waived.
Owen Maqhula, who won a gold medal in the recent Premier Hockey League with the Maropeng Cavemen, and Lungile Tsolekile are sons of the soil of Langa.
They have achieved high honours and several accolades, and there are more future stars from the area waiting for their time to shine.
The Under-13 indoor tournament takes place on October 15 and 22.
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