Bruce Jacobs ("Jakes")

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Bruce Jacobs ("Jakes")

Professional Hockey Coach & Former SA International Captain

Bruce Jacobs started playing hockey from the age of 8. His passion for the sport was largely influenced by his father who was an excellent hockey player in his day. Bruce played International Hockey for 9 years and retired in 2008 after the Olympic Games in Beijing. He captained the National team from 2005-2008 and earned a total of 150 caps. Retiring he saw fit to stay in the game he loved and poured all his knowledge into his coaching career, focusing largely on the youth. 

 
He currently serves as a hockey pro at Reddam College in Cape Town and is the player/coach at Pinelands Hockey Club. Bruce has recently launched his own Hockey Coaching DVD.
 
Favorite playing moment: Winning the “PLAYER OF THE DAY” award at the 2006 Hockey World Cup in Germany.
 
PLAYING HISTORY/ACHIEVEMENTS
International:
 - South Africa men’s hockey team, 2000 – 2008 (150 international caps)
- South African National captain, 2005- 2008
- Player of the day, World Cup 2006, Germany
- Gold Medal, Africa Qualifiers (Olympics), Kenya, 2007
- Gold Medal, Africa Cup, Pretoria, South Africa, 2005
- Silver medal, All Africa Games, Abuja, Nigeria, 2003
- Bronze medal, Champions Challenge, JHB, South Africa, 2003
- Fourth, Commonwealth Games, Manchester, England, 2002
- Silver medal, Champions Challenge, KL, Malaysia, 2001
- Gold medal, Africa Cup, Zimbabwe, 2000
 
Provincial:
- Western Province senior hockey team, 1996-2008
- Captain of Western Province senior hockey side, 2004-2008
- Provincial Champions, Western Province 2005, 2007, 2008
 
OVERSEAS PLAYING HISTORY
- Southgate Hockey Club, London, UK, 2006-2008 (National League)
- HDM Hockey Club, Netherlands, 2001-2002 (Hoofdklasse) 
- Rotterdam Hockey Club, Netherlands, 2000-2001 (Hoofdklasse)
- Forestville Hockey club, Adelaide, Australia, 1996 (Premier division)
 
MAJOR TOURNAMENTS
- Olympic Games, Beijing, China, 2008
- Africa Qualifiers, Kenya, 2007
- Men’s Hockey World Cup, Germany 2006
- Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia, 2006
- Africa Cup of Nations, Pretoria, SA, 2005
- Olympic Games, Athens, Greece, 2004
- All Africa Games, Abuja, Nigeria, 2003
- Champions Challenge, JHB, South Africa, 2003
- Men’s Hockey World Cup, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2002
- Commonwealth Games, Manchester, England, 2002
- 1st Champions Challenge, KL, Malaysia, 2001
- Africa Cup of Nations, Zimbabwe, 2000