Sunday, September 19, 2021

Masters

Masters hockey invitational celebrates return to action

After a successful first weekend of competition at the Masters’ Hockey International Invitational Event at Nottingham Hockey Centre, the second round of matches are set for action from Friday. Over teams played 47 matches last weekend, with England Women’s Masters...

How to mentally prepare for field hockey tournaments 

Do you want to know how you can prepare for a hockey tournament and play your best in every game? Lauren Penny, of Hockey Performance Academy, gives you the lowdown With the inspiration of the Olympics and the Masters International Invitational...

Playing hockey as you get older: How to keep living the life you love for longer

WATCH: Heidi Wells, England Over 50s Masters player and Chartered Physiotherapist, talks below about playing hockey as you get older in an exclusive 15-minute video  Heidi has played 045s and 050s for England and has been a physiotherapist for over 30...

National masters’ selections hampered in southern hemisphere

  Covid is having implications on selection of national masters’ teams in New Zealand, writes Bill Tomkins. In New Zealand the National Women’s and Men’s Masters Tournament for all age groups was due to commence in February.   On the Saturday night the tournament committee were...

Australian Masters Hockey Champs threatened for second year

Preparations for the Australian National Masters ‘Mega’ Championships in September/October this year are under a cloud as infections from COVID’s delta variation stubbornly continue to present at a high level in the Sydney community, with spot occurrences also in...

Western Australia Masters Hockey Association celebrates 40 years

In 1979 with the completion of the new Perth Hockey Stadium, the first artificial turf in Australia, a group of ageing hockey players got together and decided to run an interstate hockey carnival so over 40s could get a...

Why getting fit for Masters Hockey World Cup really mattered

Australian over 35s gold medallist Angus Armstrong on why masters hockey is an experience of a lifetime Being selected in the Australian side for the first 2018 over 35s World Cup was an ultimate dream, which led to a gold medal in Barcelona.  It...

Tyranny of distance: Coaching masters hockey remotely in Australia

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...

COVID impacts Australian Masters Championships and Hockey Pro League

Last weekend should have seen 26 regional association teams across three divisions face off in the men’s New South Wales (NSW) Masters over 55s/60s State Championships in the regional centre of Taree in the state’s north-east, writes Bill Murphy. However...

Dutch courage fuels Scotland’s hopes for Masters Hockey World Cup success

Scotland over-45s are gunning for world glory after memorably ruling Europe in blistering heat From a silver lining at the home nations to a barely believable gold on the continent at European Championships, Scotland men’s over-45s are aiming for further...
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Alan Forsyth on GB Hockey Olympics: I gave away all my kit

Alan Forsyth, English club hockey's leading scorer who was picked as a GB reserve in Tokyo, has revealed he...
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