Player assessments, camps, planning and reviews. Coaching an over-35s Masters World Cup team to success needs plenty of hard grind, writes Bill Tomkins.
Coaching and playing at the national and international levels in Australia create a unique set of problems due to the distance across the continent.
To be selected for international teams’ players have to attend a two-week National Championships that are held once a year in different capital cities or country hockey centres.
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Bill Tomkins coached Australia over-35s to World Cup success in 2018 and is now New Zealand O35’s coach