Wits BA student makes it to the finals of the Hockey Junior World Cup.

 

FIRST-year BA student Nomnikelo Veto, affectionately known as “Nicky”, has made it to the finals of the Hockey Junior World cup as part of South Africa’s under-21 squad.

HOCKEY FINALIST: Nomnikelo Veto running for victory

HOCKEY FINALIST: Nomnikelo Veto running for victory                                                                       Photo: provided

 

“I am really happy about this opportunity I’ve received to represent my country,” said Veto. The Junior World Cup will be taking place in Chile later this year.

Veto is currently a striker for the Wits Hockey team. She is inspired by her grandmother who is supportive of her sporting career. Aside from hockey, Veto also enjoys running and tennis, which she started playing before she took hockey seriously.

The star hockey player said that she feels honoured and privilege about her achievement and ready to take on the world of hockey.

Coach Pietie Coetzee-Turner said she is excited and proud to have Veto in the squad. “She’s a standout player and we depend heavily on her in our team,” Coetzee-Turner said.