Former Clarendon pupil Bianca Woods is asking for help in raising funds to attend the upcoming Junior World Cup in Potchefstroom as part of the SA Ladies U21 hockey team.
Woods has made a name for herself as a rising star in hockey although, ironically, she said she originally didn’t care much for the sport.
“I never initially enjoyed playing hockey, I was more interested in playing soccer,” said Woods.
“When I was about 10, I fell in love with the sport and have been playing ever since.”
In order to take part in the upcoming World Cup, Woods said she needs to raise R31,500.
“The tournament is from December 5 to 16 and we meet as a team on November 27 so within the next few weeks would be good [to meet the target].
“Even if it’s during the tournament, if I don’t make the full amount I can still pay it off during the tournament or afterwards but I’d like to get it before.”
She’s already making good progress, with Dean Fanoe from Designer Lighting pledging R10,000 towards her journey.
Donations can be made to either Woods’ personal account or to the SA Hockey Association (SAHA) account.
To donate directly to Woods, use the following details:
Branch code: 470010
Account No.: 1695463550
Reference: Bianca Wood (JWC)
For those wanting to donate the money via the SAHA, the details are as follows:
Account name: South African Hockey Association
Branch code: 191905
Reference: Initial & surname of player and U21W (e.g. BwoodsU21W)
Please send proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org.