Johannesburg - First year university student Keegan Kieck has been selected to play for the South African men's indoor hockey team.
Kieck's performance at the recent interprovincial tournament in Durban convinced selectors he deserved a place in the team.
“This is a huge dream come true for me. I have been training very hard and it's an honour for me to have the opportunity to play alongside the best players in the country, especially with me being younger and less experienced,” the 19-year-old Kieck said.
The South Africa side will compete at the Indoor Hockey World Cup Africa qualifying tournament in Windhoek, Namibia, from April 9 to 13.
Should they qualify, they will be heading to Germany in February next year to compete in the indoor world cup.
“I would love to one day make the SA men's outdoor side, then play overseas and ultimately become one of the best hockey players in the world,” Kieck said.
The former St Stithians pupil started playing provincial outdoor hockey at the age of 10 when he made the Gauteng under-13 team.
Since then, he has represented his province at every age group.
Last year, he was selected for the South African under-21 men's outdoor team.