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Inter-provincial hockey tournament under way in Stellenbosch

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The Northern Cape Under-18 boys and girls were in action on the first day of the competition where some very good hockey was played on the day.

Northern Cape Hockey player, Blaine Baartman from Kimberley is seen in action during the Inter-provincial Hockey Tournament. Picture: Supplied

The National Inter-Provincial Hockey Tournament kicked off on Sunday in Stellenbosch and will run from June 26-29. Twelve boys and girls teams from the Northern Cape will be taking part in this hockey tournament this year.

The Northern Cape Under-18 boys and girls were in action on the first day of the competition where some very good hockey was played on the day. Unfortunately, the Northern Cape Under-18 A Boys lost 4-2 against the Eastern Gauteng team, while the Under-18 B Boys team took a beating and lost 6-0 to Boland B.

The Northern Cape Under-18 Girls played two games on Sunday, losing their first encounter 1-0 to Northern Gauteng B and then drawing 0-0 to the KZN Inland with Aleck Kruger earning the player of the Match award.

Meanwhile, the Under-12 Regional Tournament kicked off in Pietermaritzburg on Monday, with the Northern Cape Under-12 boys narrowly losing 2-1 in a close encounter to the Eastern Gauteng team, while the Under-12 girls started off with a 2-0 win against the Northern Free State.

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