Phumelela Mbande (age 26) GK and Vice Captain of the SA women’s hockey team (35 caps)
3rd year CA Articles clerk at PwC Gauteng.
Currently play for Tuks Hockey club.
Phumelela has been in the senior national squad since 2013, and has played in 2 Africa Cups, a Commonwealth Games and a World Cup.
Her career highlight was being awarded player of the match at the world cup against world no. 3 Argentina.
Phumelela’s short term goal is to qualify and participate at the Tokyo 2020 Games, her long term ambition is obtaining a medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games