Although they ended at the bottom of the log, the Nelson Mandela University outfit gave an indication of their potential when they narrowly lost 3-2 to Wits in their final play-off.
“We were by far the youngest group at Varsity Hockey and we have gained a huge amount of experience,” said Beynon.
He added that the performance against Wits gave Madibaz something on which to build.
“Wits had, in fact, beaten Maties, who were top of the log, the day before and so for us to put in that sort of performance is highly encouraging.
With their attention now on the Eastern Province premier league, Beynon said the team would be boosted by the availability of some senior players who could not play in the Varsity Hockey tournament.
With a big focus on building consistency in their performances, he said they knew there would be some tough games in the premier league.
“We obviously want to do well in the league, but there are some good teams out there and sides like Gelvan, Uitenhage, St Peters and Crusaders will provide testing competition.
“The players are also looking ahead to the USSA [University Sport South Africa] week in July and I feel the Varsity Hockey experience will stand us in good stead.”
Beynon acknowledged the backing they had received from Nelson Mandela University.
“We must say a huge thank you to the university for their support and commitment to help us grow women’s hockey in Eastern Province.”