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Meet the captain who led SA's women's ice hockey team to victory at world champs

20 December 2019 3:30 PM
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Donne van Doesburgh
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South Africa's women’s ice hockey team claimed gold in division three at the recent World Championships in Bulgaria.

South Africa's women’s ice hockey team were crowned world champs in division three at the International Ice Hockey Federation‘s World Championship in Bulgaria last week.

It's the first time SA has achieved this level of success in 13 years of competing at the tournament.

The win now means that our team will be elevated to the second division of the sport.

The team's captain, Donne van Doesburgh, says the victory is a significant one because the squad had limited experience with international competitions.

Doesburgh has been playing for the national team since she was 15 and has been captain for the past seven years.

Aside from leading her squad to gold, Doesburgh was personally recognised as the best defender at the tournament.

She says the team will now have to focus on upping their game even more to maintain their spot in the second division.

We did a lot of preparation for this tournament, but we are going to have to really ramp it up if we want to stay in that division and actually compete.

Donne van Doesburgh, Captain - South African's Women's Ice Hockey Team

We don't have enough international exposure.. That's really what it takes to compete

Donne van Doesburgh, Captain - South African's Women's Ice Hockey Team

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20 December 2019 3:30 PM
Tags:
South Africa
World Championships
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Women's ice hockey
Donne van Doesburgh
ice hockey

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