NWU to host Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup

Issued by North West University
Johannesburg, Aug 12, 2021
Sheldon Rostron.

The North-West University (NWU) is proud to announce it will play host to the 2021 FIH Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup.

The event, which will be presented in collaboration with the South African Hockey Association and the sport’s global governing body, the Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH), will take place from 5 to 16 December at the NWU Astroturf fields in Potchefstroom.

All relevant COVID-19 protocols will be strictly adhered to and the event will be staged in a bio-bubble. The 16 participating teams will be making history as this will be the first time that a hockey World Cup will be hosted on African soil.

“The North-West University is looking forward to welcoming the participating teams to the lovely city of Potchefstroom. We are excited to host the FIH Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup, which is not only a first for South Africa, but also for the African continent,” says Sheldon Rostron, chairperson of the local organising committee and Manager: Sport at the NWU’s campus in Potchefstroom. 

“Our goal is to deliver an event that not only showcases our ability to host world-class events, but also exhibits our hospitality, culture and beautiful country.

“It is an honour and privilege to play for your country and at this age (under 21) there is nothing better than being exposed to an environment that encourages you to become a professional athlete. We would like to make this a memorable event, one that ignites the flame that burns throughout their careers.”