After 3 long years I will finally be at an IPT, but only spectating


It’s been three long years since I last played in the 2011 Inter-Provincial Tournament Final in Johannesburg, South Africa. Looking back at that game, it’s one I would rather forget. We, Western Province, ended as runners up and I left the field five minutes into the second half with a broken hand, which also resulted in my missing the African Championships two weeks later on.


In 2012 I missed IPT, as did almost all of the national players who participated in the London Olympics. Given the time we had spent training in preparation for the Olympics and the pressure and intensity of the Olympics itself, we were all advised to take three weeks off away from hockey.  …