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Hockey 24 Seven is the first ever dedicated hockey podcast in South Africa. Tyron "Jabu" Barnard and Derek Alberts pair up for a weekly chat with a hockey personality about all things hockey in the country and abroad. Both are former SAB Sports Media Award winners and branch into the podcast to tell the terrific untold stories of the world of Hockey.

Hockey 24 Seven is the first ever dedicated hockey podcast in South Africa. Tyron "Jabu" Barnard and Derek Alberts pair up for a weekly chat with a hockey personality about all things hockey in the country and abroad. Both are former SAB Sports Media Award winners and branch into the podcast to tell the terrific untold stories of the world of Hockey.
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Hockey 24 Seven is the first ever dedicated hockey podcast in South Africa. Tyron "Jabu" Barnard and Derek Alberts pair up for a weekly chat with a hockey personality about all things hockey in the country and abroad. Both are former SAB Sports Media Award winners and branch into the podcast to tell the terrific untold stories of the world of Hockey.






Episode 24 - Straight Shooting from Shrives

Ayden Shrives became the first man in international hockey to have played, and umpired at the Indoor Hockey World Cup. "Shrivesy" stepped into studio with the Hockey 24 Seven team to chat all things hockey, the Belgotex Elite Club Challenge, Indoor Hockey challenges as well as life as a businessman and father.


Episode 23 - Tyson Dlungwana

Tyson Dlungwana is just 22 years of age but can already include a Commonwealth Games, African Cup and Hockey World Cup on his impressive hockey CV. Ahead of the 2019 African Hockey Road to Tokyo Qualifying Event Derek and Jabu sat and chatted all things hockey (and a little bit of football) with the South African star. Unfortunately due to a foot injury Tyson was ruled out of the Stellenbosch event, which South Africa won and secured a place at the Olympic Games in Tokyo for 2020. Dlungwana...


Episode 22 - Smith Stands Tall

Austin Smith is one of the few South African Hockey players to have made a career out of the game. In episode 22, now available on YouTube as well, Smith talks about his hockey career, his Olympic ambitions, the Difference between Beijing and London and being stuck on 99 games as captain of the national hockey team! We also chat about life in the Hoofdklasse, building a future and Olympic goals. It’s a thrilling chat with one of South Africa’s finest servants and will leave you more full of...


Episode 21 - Sanani Looks Ahead

Sanani Mangisa enjoyed a superb hockey career, representing South Africa on 112 occassions before calling it quits at the relatively young age of 29. She has become a role model for the likes of current national 'keeper Phumi Mbande as well as many aspiring young players around the country. Jabu and Derek sat down with "Sans" and spoke about all things hockey, her passion for golf, her dream golfing four-ball and the challenges that come with being a national hockey player. There may also be...


Episode 20 - Hockey 24 Seven Day

In honour of 24 Seven Day, we give you episode 20 of Hockey 24 Seven. Jabu and Derek chat to Sports 24 Seven founder and owner Craig Sander about all things sport and retail, as well as how All Things Jabu got on board. There's also a big prize up for grabs, so listen and win!


Episode 19 - SPAR Emerging South Africa Aim High

Recently the Hockey 24 Seven team, in collaboration with Rayder Media, were invited to the SPAR Indoor Series at Danville Girls School in Durban North. While watching SPAR South Africa take on Zimbabwe and Botswana, we were fortunate enough to also see the next batch of superstars take to the court for SPAR Emerging South Africa. In this episode Jabu and Derek sat down with six members of the squad including Andrea Leader, Nompilo Thenjwayo and Cloe de Sousa. We discussed all things hockey...


Episode 18 - Sarah Blythe-Wood

In episode 18 Jabu and Derek crossed over the South African border to Zimbabwe for the first time and had a chat with PSI Zimbabwe head honcho Sarah Blythe Wood. In this fun chat we delved into record breaking college hockey records, scoring goals for fun, hybrid hockey and the challenges in Zimbabwe! Sarah also takes on the One Question Quiz


Episode 17 - The SA Women take on Valencia

The FIH Hockey Series Finals in Valencia is upon us, and Supergroup South Africa kick-start their campaign against Wales. Supergroup hosted a farewell function for the team ahead of the tournament at Bryanston Country Club and Jabu and Derek were lucky enough to join the festivities. Of course the night wasn't just about the vibe, as the guys got to chat to a host of players, because thats how Hockey 24 Seven rolls! In this episode we caught up with Marizen Marais, Matshepo Modipane, Kristen...


Episode 16 - Langeni and Zondi Deliver

At the Super Group send-off for the SA Women's Hockey team, Jabu and Derek sat down with assistant coach Inky Zondi and SA Hockey CEO Marissa Langeni to discuss the upcoming challenge in Spain, the Olympic qualification route, the 2019 hockey calendar and of course the importance of Super Group.


Episode 15 - The Cormacks Uncovered

Jerrica and Kiana are at two opposite ends of the experience spectrum, but the sisters share a bond that goes far further than the hockey field. In this entertaining chat the sisters school Jabu and Derek about all things Namibia, discuss sibling rivalry and debate as to who the better singer is. The Jerrijam fact of the day is also revealed which will now be a permanent feature on the Hockey 24 Seven podcast. Both sisters also had to answer a One Question Quiz fact pertaining to the the...


Episode 14 - The Jet Delivers

Derek and Jabu catch up with South African hockey star Jethro Eustice and discuss all things hockey, his relocation to Durban and the FIH Series Finals in India.


Episode 13 - Evans & Fourie Front-Up

Jabu and Derek catch-up with Celia Evans and Tegan Fourie at the SPAR Indoor Series. The SA indoor and outdoor stars reflect on the differences between the two formats, spill the dirt on their teammates, name their travel bucket lists and talk all things hockey.


Episode 12 - Shelley Jones Continues to Shine

Having come from a massive sporting family, it's hardly surprising that Shelley Jones has gone on to play more than 200 matches for South Africa. Jones represented her country at all the major events but is now on a sabbatical as she takes on a new challenge in life - motherhood. Shelley chatted with Jabu and Derek about all things hockey, the new arrival, Jones Jnr, and the feeling of having a hockey stick made in your name.


Episode 11 - Ewing Takes Charge

Having served many roles within the South African hockey structures since 2004, Garreth Ewing was finally given the opportunity to lead the national men's team - an appointment welcomed by the hockey community at large. Derek and Jabu spoke to Garreth about his goals and the challenges that await in the remuneration-free role. He also opens up about his other passions, including Uru Sports, and of course takes on the One Question Quiz.


Episode 10 - The Legendary Marsha Cox

Marsha Cox secured over 330 caps for South Africa in a career that featured three Olympic Games, four World Cups and a host of international tournaments and events. Marsha, who wore the armband for most of her career, spoke to Jabu and Derek about leadership, her hockey-addicted family and her vision for South Africa. Of course, she also had to have a crack at the famous Hockey 24 Seven One Question Quiz.


Episode 9 - Thonissen Talks Hockey

Jack Thonissen was part of history when his Western Province Pens side won the South African Hockey Interprovincial Tournament. He was also recently named one of South Africa's top 35 Chartered Accountants under 35, despite dedicating his life to hockey. In this episode, Jack discusses, among other things, his role on the SA Hockey Council, Sportsways hockey camps and clinics, The Hockey Shop as well as Princess Hockey. Enjoy.


Episode 8 - Ntuli's Star Rises

Nqobile "Bili" Ntuli is quickly taking the mantle from Lloyd Norris-Jones as the spearhead of the South African men's team's attack. While he's "only" played 33 matches, Ntuli has already scored some epic goals, including a fine finish in the FIH Hockey World Cup. In this episode Bili chats to Jabu and Derek about all things hockey, the critical role his brother plays in his career, a football side featuring only hockey players and his big move to Johannesburg. And of course - can he conquer...


Episode 7 - Keet Delivers

Marcelle Keet is one of those gifted athletes who has represented South Africa in more than one sport. Not only is the Hockey and Waterpolo international extremely talented, but she's an incredibly nice person too. She joined Jabu and Derek to discuss all things hockey, the challenges of competing in two sports, family life as well as her recent adventure in Hong Kong.


Episode 6 - Focus on Fredericks

Allistar Fredericks became a hero for many when he became the first player of colour to represent the South African men's hockey team, who went on to score 57 goals in just 59 matches. He also participated at the 1996 Olympic Games, and delivered South Africa's team speech to then-President Nelson Mandela at his Pretoria home before the squad departed for Atlanta. Despite retiring in 1998, hockey is still part of Fredericks' life, and Derek and Jabu caught up with the family man to discuss...


Episode 5 - Hack Opens Up

Jabu and Derek catch up with Cindy Hack - a household name in South African Hockey. The SA Indoor Captain is the most-capped indoor hockey player in Africa, and opens up about the European Tour, plans for 2019, balancing parenthood with her sporting commitments and the big 100 cap milestone. And of course, the big question - will Cindy join Lloyd Norris-Jones on the One Question Quiz honours board?