GELVAN mini hockey products Chad Cairncross and Damian Kimfley have been selected to represent South Africa at the junior hockey World Cup in India. The mini hockey system and the dedicated coaching staff who helped these boys along the way must be applauded.
These boys obviously have loads of talent and must have worked hard at getting their game up to the required level.
Being talented in modern day sport is just not enough anymore.
These boys will have to learn quickly that they are now role models to many aspiring players and the public, and their lives will constantly be under the microscope and a certain code of conduct must be maintained at all times.
Mental strength will be needed to remain grounded, and to compete and still enjoy the game. After all it's just a game even if it's at a higher, more competitive level.
Gelvan can be proud of these players and with the right structures in place will certainly produce many more quality players in the future
Feizal Nicholas, Korsten, Port Elizabeth