Canadian Men’s National Team for South Africa series
18 Dec 2007 07:11
The next step in the preparation of the Canadian national men’s team for the 2008 Olympics will see Canada travel to South Africa from 8 until 23 January 2008 to play a 3-Nation Tournament in Durban against Great Britain and host South Africa.
Furthermore, Canada will also play a couple of international matches against Poland in Johannesburg. The tour gives the team an opportunity to compete against opponents that are ranked both above and below them in the world ranking.
The objectives of the tour for Canada are:
To train in warm weather conditions;
The refining of old and implementation of new core strategies
Athletes competing in a tournament environment.
The following athletes and staff will be representing Canada in South Africa:
Anthony Wright, Bindi Kullar, Connor Grimes, Kenneth Pereira, Marion Schole, Mark Pearson, Matthew Guest, Matthew Peck, Michael Mahood, Paul Wettlaufer, Peter Short, Ranjeev Deol, Ravinder Kahlon, Rob Short, Scott Sandison, Scott Tupper, Sukhwinder (Gabbar) Singh, Wayne Fernandes.
Staff: Louis Mendonca (Coach), Ajay Dube (Manager), Nick Sandhu (Assistant Coach), Alan Brahmast (Assistant Coach), John Desouza (Video Technician), Darcy Boulton Physiotherapist.
Source: Field Hockey Canada.