Hannah Pearce

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I play with the PRINCESS 7star SG2!

Hannah Pearce

Provincial Player

POSITION:  Defender
Played nearly 200 games for the St Mary’s first team and captained the team in 2016.  
  • 2015 – Players Player at St Mary’s Festival
  • 2016 – Best Player at St Mary’s Festival
  • FNB Top 12 Tournament (Bloemfontein, aug) Player of the Tournament
  • St Mary’s is ranked 2nd in the country in 2015 & 2016.
CURRENT CLUB:  UJ Women’s Premier Ladies side
CURRENT SA Premier Hockey League Team:  ST LUCIA LAKERS
  • u14A  (2012)
  • u16A  (2013 & 2014 Captain both years)
  • u18A  (2015; 2016 Captain)
  • SA u16 – 2014 (defender of the tournament)
  • SA u17 – 2015
  • SA u18A  (defender of the tournament)
  • SA u18 Series against Australia (Pretoria) - Vice Captain
  • SA Seniors - Series Against Namibia (Joburg) 2019
  • PSI Gryphons Teams (team won numerous series)
  • S.A U/17 All stars Team – Africa Qualifiers - July 2014 – Nambia
People who inspire me:  Mrs Ros Howell – my coach at school
                                             My Mom who taught me all my basics when I was younger.
                                             Maartjie Paumen and Wouter Jolie
                                             Dutch hockey teams
I have grown up in a family where sport is so important.  My mom and dad both played and coach at a high level so it was something my brother, Cameron and I naturally did.  My Mom was our coach from when I was 6 and my brother was 4.  We played mini hockey and I often went and played in the boys group.
I am at St Mary’s Waverley where I am privileged to have Ros Howell as my coach.  She is an inspiration and has shared her passion and knowledge of the game with us.  We have an awesome group of girls who play hockey at our school and everyone is important – no matter what team you play for.  Pietie Coetzee has also helped me to develop my game.  We have a rich culture of hockey and our Festival is always a highlight for many hockey players who come to our school.
I have toured Holland in my school team and enjoyed the intensity of the Dutch Hockey culture. We always attend the Princess Dutch coaching clinics in Johannesburg. Wouter Jolie coached us at the MasterClass clinic I attended. (July 2014)
Since I was little I have always played with a princess hockey stick.  I played with a T14 7 star for outdoor initially now using the SG2 mould and an ID2 for indoor.
FAVOURITE QUOTE - “Practice not to get it right but to never get it wrong”