By Mark Etheridge
A team of six South Africans jetted off to Peru on Monday for the World Junior Championships on Monday.
The team will be coached/managed by former national player Chris Dednam, who was also manager/coach of this code at the African Games in Brazzaville, Congo earlier this year.
The Championships in the capital city of Lima will be contested between 4-15 November.
‘There are five teams in a group and South Africa have been drawn in the same group as Thailand, Spain, Cuba and Costa Rica,’ said Dednam. ‘Thailand will be our most difficult opponents, the others we have a chance.’
The team is made up of six players, three boys and three girls. They are: Ruan Snyman (NG), Michael Jennings (EC), Brandon Nel (KZN), Nita Scholtz (FS), Leah Schoeman (FS) and Laika Maharaj (KZN).
‘There’ll be lots of action in the team event which is first and then they only do the draw for individual games after that. In the individual category I think Nita and Ruan are our best chances,’ said Dednam.