PUBLISHED THU 07 OCT 2021

Masters WA recently held an event in conjunction with WA Country Masters. Over the weekend teams from 55’s through to 75’s played two games between the two groups.

Games were played in good spirit with a sense of excitement at the venue.

After the first round of fixtures, players joined together for an evening meal reliving the highlights and lowlights of the play from the day. As the evening rolled on the stories became much more interesting. UWA Hockey did an amazing job catering for 170 people at the event dinner.

We are most appreciative of the sponsorship supplied from Emergency Triage Services that provided the Physio, Ambulance and emergency services. Thankfully other than the physio being used for minor ailments, there were no major injuries throughout the event.

We would like to also acknowledge the work of Shane Knapp in coordinating and enlisting the umpires that supported the competition. We are appreciative of his professionalism and ‘can do’ attitude, covering an often thankless task.

Events of this nature highlighted the value of providing opportunity for the hockey community to come together.

We were delighted to have the opportunity to hold an event that allowed our selected state teams to have a run together given the cancelation of the scheduled Australian Masters Championships event in NSW.

The general consensus was that events of this nature could potentially provide opportunity and sound preparation for future Masters Tournaments.

Thanks to our coaches and managers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure events of this nature run smoothly. As always it is the dedication of the volunteers that make the hockey community so successful.

GALLERY

PUBLISHED THU 30 SEP 2021

Teams from the WA men's and women's Masters cohort will go head-to-head this Saturday and Sunday at the UWA Superturf against the WA Country Masters teams in a high-quality round-robin hockey tournament, exposing our Masters legends to more game time in lieu of the cancelled National Masters Championships.

Games start at 11:15am on Saturday and 9:30am on Sunday, with the day sure to be action-packed with hockey fun for all!

With such a tournament held last year, there's hope from the Masters cohort that this tradition will continue, exposing our Masters players to high-level hockey in a warm-up format before the head off to the National Masters Tournaments in years to come.

Hockey WA President Michael Henderson and former-Vic President Peter Westlund are amongst the names competing on the day, showcasing that hockey is a lifelong sport for all, with many players over the age of 70 continuing their love and passion for the game through the Masters hockey format. Learn more about Masters hockey here.

A dinner will follow the tournament on the Saturday night, with approximately 170 people in attendance.

The tournament includes 11 teams, 6 from WA and 5 from WA Country Masters, with players aged 55 to 75 competing on the day. All teams will play each other in their age group twice.

WA 55, 65, 70, & 75 will play against the same WA Country aged teams on both the Saturday and the Sunday. WA 60/1, WA 60/2 and WA Country 60 will play each other both days, with shorter playing times.

A similar set of two matches will be held at the same venue between composite teams for the Over 50s Women's State Masters players.

Masters hockey is the perfect avenue to continue your love for the sport in a fun-filled social format - visit the Masters hockey website to learn more about how you can get involved!

MEN'S FIXTURES

https://www.hockeywa.org.au/news/action-packed-masters-tournament-to-hit-uwa-superturf/