Saturday, December 2, 2023

World Grand Masters Hockey looks to 2022 and beyond

Jawed Khan has been announced as the new honorary secretary of the World Grand Masters Association (WGMA).

Khan takes over from Adrian Stephenson, WGMA’s secretary for 13 years, the association having been formed in 2002 as a result of a fast growing interest in Grand Masters (60+) hockey.

Stephenson will stay on the board to assist both president John Willmott and Khan moving forwards.

Willmott said: “Adrian, along with Wim [van Noortwijk] and before him Peter Child, has been one of the driving forces behind the rapid growth of Grand Masters hockey worldwide and the many events and friendships that have been made are a direct result of Adrian’s distinguished and dedicated work on all Grand Masters’s behalf. 

“As the pandemic appears to be subsiding, we are all hoping that worldwide hockey will start to return to normal and that 2022 is going to provide us with many opportunities to both play and so meet up at events all around the world.”

Before that, Hockey Wales has announced an event for National O75 teams from Nov 9-11 in Cardiff and hope to attract teams from England, Netherlands and Scotland.

Meanwhile, the International Super Veterans Tournament will take place in 2022.

HC Tilburg have announced the definite dates of the ISVT Tournament 2022 from May 6-8.

At a recent meeting, WMH also announced the dates and venues for the WMH European Championship tournaments in 2023:

July: European Championship Valencia, Spain

M 65+ to 80+ and Spirit of Masters 65+ to 75+ 

European Championship Southgate, England

W and M 35+ and 40+

European Championship Southgate, England

W and M 45+ and 50+

European Championship Valencia, Spain

W 55+ to 65+ National & Spirit of Masters

M 55+ to 60+ National & Spirit of Masters

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