Phumelela Mbande


Hockey SA. I am a young, up and coming professional and a leader in sport looking to inspire, motivate and empower future world leaders through education and sport.

I am the current goalkeeper and vice-captain of the South African women’s hockey team that will be taking part in the Tokyo 2021 Olympics. I have a huge passion for people, and I believe that with the right amount of opportunity and support, any individual is capable of living out their wildest dreams.

I myself am a living testament of what opportunity can do to change a life forever, and I hope that my contribution on the AC will be a catalyst in ensuring that such opportunities are provided to the young athletes and future world leaders of South Africa.