Brad Venter ("Vents")

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Brad Venter ("Vents")

Western Province Mens & Former SA u21 Player

Brad comes from a talented tennis family so he only made hockey his frist choice sport in Grade 8. Since then his love for the game has only increased and he's proud of his achievements all of which can be attributed to the opportunities his family and school gave him as well as his personal attitude to the game.

 

He attended Wynberg Boys’ High School from 2003 until 2007. In which time he captained the u14A team and made his 1st team debut in 2004. Brad went on to make 104 caps and score 86 goals (4th highest schools goalscorer in history as at 2007). During this time WBHS 1sts won several Knock-Out Tournaments and International Cups. Brad represented Western Province at every age group from 2003-2007 (including captaining the WP u16A team in 2005). He was selected in the South Africa u16, u17, u18 and u19 teams from 2005-2008. He also played for Constantiaberg HC 1st team (2003-2005) and Pinelands HC for 2006 and 2007 in the Grand Challenge league in WP. In 2006 I Brad won his first Grand Challenge title with Pinelands HC going unbeaten throughout the season.  

 

After school he attended Stellenbosch University and played 1st team in 2008. In 2009 he transferred to UCT, won his second GC title in 2010 and is currently still playing for UCT HC. During this time he represented Western Province u21 (2009-2010) including an IPT GOLD medal in 2010, current WP Indoor Mens indoor player (since 2010) and  WP Pens in 2008, 2010, 2011. In 2012 he has aspirations to make the Western Province A team!
 
Brad was selected as part of the SA u21 Junior World Cup training squad, but was unfortunately unavailable to be selected for the final squad due to injury (his biggest disappointment so far!) This is in stark contrast to his debut in green and gold in 2007 (his favourite moment)!
 
Brads goal is to be selected for the SA Mens team in the near future and represent SA at a World Cup and/or Olympics.
 
Position: Forward
 
Playing History:
2012 so far: WP Indoor Mens A, UCT 1st Team,
2011: WP Indoor Mens A, WP Mens Pens, UCT 1st Team
2010: WP u21A- IPT winners, WP Indoor Mens A, WP Mens Pens, UCT 1st Team- GC Champions 
2009: SA u21, UCT 1st Team, WP u21,
2008: SAu19, WP U21 Pens, WP Mens Pens, Stellenbosch University 1st Team
2007: Wynberg Boys’ 1st Team (VC for 2 years), WP U18A, SAu18, Pinelands HC 1st Team
2006: WP u18A, Wynberg Boys’ HS 1st Team, SAu17, Pinelands HC- GC Champions
2005: Western Provice u16A (captain), SAu16, Constantiaberg HC 1st Team, Wynberg Boys’ 1st Team
2004: Western Province u16A, Constantiaberg HC, Wynberg Boys’ 1st team and u16A
2003: WP U14A, Constantiaberg HC, Wynberg Boys u14A (captain).
 
Brads coaching career started in 2008 where he coached at the annual Maties Hockey Camp in Stellenbosch. He has coached Reddam HS Boys 1st team, WP elite academy boys and girls. Brad is currently coaching the Reddam 1st girls team and UCT Ladies 3rd team.
 
Coaching Career:
2012: UCT Ladies 3rd Team, Reddam HS 1st team girls, WP Elite Academy girls, PSI u15 Boys
2011: Reddam HS 1st team boys, WP Elite Academy girls, PSI u15 Boys
2010: Reddam HS 1st team boys, WP Elite Academy girls, HPH boys academy, PSI u13 Boys
2009: Reddam HS 1st team boys
2008: Maties Hockey Camp

Coaching Qualifications: SAHA Level 1 Coaching Certificate