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.
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).
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