Penny Davidson, who plays for the Betty’s Bay Jukskei Club, was selected to represent Western Cape at the recent SA National Senior Championships held in Kroonstad from the 4 – 10 April 2015, where the team acquitted themselves reasonably well.
Penny, who moved to Betty’s Bay some three years ago, took up jukskei about 2 1⁄2 years ago. Previously Penny had played hockey for Eastern Gauteng and she has represented Eastern Gauteng Masters for 22 years. She has also played hockey in two World Master’s Games. In 2013 in Torino, Italy, the team won a silver medal.
Since there are no hockey facilities close by, Penny decided to learn how to play jukskei, a sport which she enjoys immensely. In the 2013/2014 season Penny and her team won the Boland League in the C division.
Last year Jukskei was split into 5 districts, which together form the Western Cape. We became the Overberg District. Penny is currently the secretary of the Overberg Jukskei Federation.