During this year’s Masters Nationals in Perth, at the WA Women’s State Dinner on Monday 25 September, the following worthy people have been the recipients of this years the WA Women’s Masters Service Awards. The awards were kindly presented to the recipients by Laurie Packham:
Sandra is a very well respected and dedicated representative nominated to receive the Award in recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Women’s Master’s hockey in Western Australia for 2023.
She has made significant contribution and addresses the criteria for master’s hockey within Western Australia as a player, administrator, leadership, coach, selector, umpire for 10+ years, (not necessarily consecutive years) at a State level, and at her Club and Association Metro and Country levels - Central Midlands Eastern Districts 1970-76, Roe District Association - Kulin Club 1976-1989, South Perth 1990-1993 and Peel Association 1993-2005 and at National Championships as a player, leadership, coach, umpire and selector.
WA National master’s hockey involvement:
Sandra has been involved in master’s hockey representing Western Australia for 10+ years from 1994 till 2023 as a player, coach, player/coach, leadership, umpire, and selector.
She began her involvement with WA master’s Hockey being selected in 1994 in the Over 45 team.
She has played in master’s hockey representing Western Australia for 12 years.
Sandra was a player WA National master’s hockey for 5 years:
1994 - 45+; 1995 - 45+; 1997 - 50+; 1998 - 50+ and 1999 – 50+
Sandra was an umpire WA National master’s hockey for 2 years - (as well as being a player):
2000 – 35+ and 1999 – 50+
Sandra was a coach WA National master’s hockey for 7 years: (4 years as a Player/Coach)
2000 - 35+; 2001 - 50+ (Ansett collapse – WA not able to attend, but trained the team up until we were not able to attend); 2002 - 50+; 2003 - 50+; 2004 - 55+; 2005 - 55+: and 2006 - 55+
Sandra has been a WA master’s selector for 5 years: -
2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and she came back into selecting in 2023, to help select the Over 45s teams.
Club Hockey and Country Week – Metro and Country Associations:
Sandra has been actively involved with playing, administrator, leadership, umpiring, coaching and selector for 45 years.
At Central Midlands 1962-1969; Eastern Districts 1970-1976; Roe Districts 1976-1989; South Perth (Now WASP) 1990-1993 and Peel Association 1993-2005.
Coach – Kulin hockey club - Roe Districts
Coach – Halls Head – Peel Association
Coach – Peel Association Country week teams – winning A Grade for the first time.
Coach – Roe District country week teams – many successes.
President - Roe District Association.
The over 55s WA women’s master’s hockey trophy is named after Sandra.
Sandra holds a Level B umpiring badge and a Level 2 Coaching Accreditation.