Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Masters

Masters Talk: my childhood mates have all been gearing up for ‘old girls hockey’

It seems that Reita Holmes has been a fixture in Australian Capital Territory (ACT) women’s masters teams for the last decade, writes Mark McElligott.  Hailing from the New South Wales town of Orange, also hometown to recently retired Hockeyroo...

Hockey Matters: Strength and conditioning for the Masters player 

I am going to provide an overview of how to approach strength training as a masters hockey player. In this context, ‘masters’ hockey player refers to players over the age of 35. I will be looking at the underlying...

Masters Talk: from wrestling champion to hockey veteran

Mark McElligott chats with Stephen Sawyers, Queensland, Southern Cross and Australian forward about his hockey experiences  Stephen was a four-time national wrestling champion and also represented Australia in freestyle wrestling when he was younger. His wife Michelle is also no stranger...

My life in Hockey: Masters provides physical challenges and makes me get up every day

In the latest from our regular series, we hear from Chris Townson, who first played Masters hockey over his wedding anniversary Name:  Chris Townson  Nickname: Brian the Snail – an old tour name given about my speed of drinking (slow) in contrast to my speed...

Social side Warlocks Vets seeks more hockey-playing tourists

Warlocks Vets HC need more 60+ social tourers to join its team at the Eburons Vets event in Brussels this month. Warlocks were started in 1989 by Mike Booth as an invitation club, with the objective of attracting players who...

Fairytale ending as Sutton Coldfield stalwart, 50, scores in final fixture

After more than three decades playing competitive first team hockey, you can imagine most players would eagerly anticipate kicking back in retirement. But that is not the case for Sutton Coldfield’s midfielder, Charlotte Cross, who is struggling to let...

England over-80s set to kickstart international year with Dutch hockey test

It is perhaps testament to the growing stature of the Masters game that the England over-80s pushed back for the first international fixtures of the year in the UK at Bisham Abbey HQ this week. This was the first time...

Nottingham tram NET revealed as title sponsor for Masters Hockey World Cups

The Masters World Cup in England has landed Nottingham's tram network as a title sponsor for this summer's event, adding to the growing stature of the masters' game. NET, Nottingham’s iconic tram network, has been announced as the title sponsor...

Nutrition struggles: away days and travelling for hockey

I’ve had many conversations with my hockey-playing clients, from juniors to Masters, who say that nutrition for travel would be an invaluable addition to their body knowledge. Travel is often inevitable for most athletes. A long-distance travel can negatively affect...

New Zealand player heritage helps shape high performance and hockey trust

New Zealand has a diverse culture with players from many regions around the Pacific, writes Bill Tomkins.    The establishment of the New Zealand Heritage Hockey Trust seeks to support and expand the number of players involved in hockey from the...
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Laura Unsworth: England and GB’s underappreciated great of world hockey

If you were to name the modern day greats from Great Britain’s women’s squad, the list would most likely...
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