MANSON Marcelle < Back  
Sport Hockey, Water Polo
CGA South Africa   
Gender Women
Born 25 Oct 1984 in Bloemfontein, SAF
Height1.69 m
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Bevan
Other names Marcelle Manson
Residence East London, RSA
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing hockey at Clarendon Prep School in East London, South Africa.
Why this sport? She has been surrounded by sports since she was a small girl.
Club / Team Border: South Africa
Name of coach Giles Bonnet [national]
Coach from which country? South Africa
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defence
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for South Africa
General Interest
Nicknames Gelly, Keety (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Hobbies Paddle surfing, golf. (, 03 Feb 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement Competing alongside her sisters Lee-Anne and Samantha at the water polo world championships. (, 03 Feb 2014)
Most influential person in career Her family and her husband. (, 03 Feb 2014)
Hero / Idol Argentine hockey player Luciana Aymar. (, 11 Nov 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Never give up, keep a smile on your face at all times and never stop dreaming." (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Other sports She has played water polo for South Africa. (, 03 Feb 2014)
Famous relatives Her husband Bevan and sisters Lee-Anne and Samantha all played water polo for South Africa. (, 03 Feb 2014)
Ambitions To represent South Africa in hockey at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 03 Feb 2014)
Other information OCCUPATION
She owns Stanmore Aquatics Centre in East London, South Africa. (Twitter profile, 26 Mar 2014; LinkedIn profile, 2014)