Having played international field hockey for over 10 years, culminating in representing South Africa at the Athens Olympics in 2004, founder Steve Evans returned home to focus on his family and business interests. Having been sponsored by Gryphon & Voodoo Hockey during his career, he took over the brand building and marketing for Voodoo in SA, building a website & order platform, and using underground viral marketing tactics to build a community of like-minded brand ambassadors.
In 2008, Hockeyshop.co.za was born, and has subsequently gone through a number of platform overhauls, and evolved to one of the leading multi-brand online stores.
Hockeyshop.co.za has recently partnered with Gryphon Hockey to support grassroots hockey through our #Buy1Gift1 campaign. Watch the video below!
Supporting Grassroots Hockey in South Africa
Sports & Entertainment is big business, with teams looking for every competitive on-field advantage. Strangely, most organisations are still running inefficient, analogue (paper-based) processes, wasting countless hours in administrative time and energy. We've created a blockchain based SaaS solution to ensure the privacy & security of sensitive contracting information, and to future-proof your organisation.
Our Smart Athlete Manager - SAM platform offers user friendly administration of athletes creating back office efficiencies and business intelligence. Smart Athlete Manager - SAM is made up of different modules, configurable for your success. SAM Contracts - our smart contract manager - governs the administration of athlete contracts and helps manage and calculate Salary Cap.
Hockey 5s is the latest format introduced by the FIH to create a shortened version of the game that aligns with other international sports codes like Cricket (T20), Rugby (Sevens), Soccer (5s) and Beach Volleyball. 5’s is a fast paced, high action spectacle that showcases the best skills, talent and goalmouth action, for a new experience of spectator and player entertainment.
As passionate hockey players, (having represented and served South African hockey for over 25 years, playing and coaching both domestically and internationally), we recognise the importance of this format of the game in the development of our future hockey talent at grassroots level.
To achieve this, we’ve created a technology focused business system, that empowers passionate coaches and hockey players to do what they do best, without having to worry about the administrative challenges associated with event organisation. Additionally, we’re piloting two exciting initiatives, as follows: