Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Masters

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...

My life in hockey: Scotland and GB’s Alison Ramsay

The first female player to reach 100 international Great Britain hockey caps, Alison Ramsay talks about her career My inspirationI was inspired, and not just on a sporting level, by Martina Navratilova. Her physical and mental toughness and determination to...

Vaccinated Vets taste Mediterranean hockey at Guildford

There was a taste of Mediterranean Masters hockey for the first of two post lockdown Guildford 50+ Veterans summer tournaments, which took place at the end of May. The themed Tournoi Sur Mer at Guildford HC hosted over 180 veterans...

Introduction of over-80s hockey has further bolstered Masters scene

Brian Woolcott was "running like a greyhound" in the final of the European Championships over-75s in 2019. England were finishing the better side, a late goal seeing the sides locked at 2-2 with a Grand Masters shoot-out in the...

Ancient and Aspirants players set for action

A pandemic will not deter the Masters hockey scene, nor will the element of fun. July will see the return of Kettering under-14’s match against the Aspirants, a team of over-70s players. The match will be part of the annual...

Summer Vets series prizes to reflect hockey inclusion

A summer masters tournament series will offer prizes to reflect how the pandemic has shifted hockey's stance on inclusion into the game. The Hockey Centre Vets Summer Series will consist of Sunday League matches and Masters Summer Cup weekends over...

Masters hockey won’t dwindle after pandemic

Most people will agree, the year 2020 was a wash-out on so many levels. For us ‘Grand Masters’ (herewith defined as mens and ladies’ teams over 60 years) they will to continue playing has never dwindled, writes Nick Cane Indeed,...

World Masters Hockey World Cups set to light up 2022

Not to be denied their moment in the limelight, masters players from over-35 level to over-80s will still be up for national selection following the news that four World Cups will be played next year. The 2020 World Cups...

Wales Hockey Masters add over-75s to growing armoury

Wales Hockey Masters will launch its first over-75s international squad this year ahead of major competitions in 2022, writes Richard Bright. The squad will be launched in September, giving the over-75s coaches plenty of time to assess squad form for...

‘Force of nature’ world grand hockey master leader passes away

Tributes have poured from around the masters hockey community following the passing of Wim van Noortwijk, the former World Grand Masters Association president, writes Richard Bright. Dutchman Van Noortwijk died last month and the hockey community has paid tribute to...
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Alan Forsyth ready to be GB support act but unsure on future

Alan Forsyth says he will be a team motivator and ready for action if called upon at the Tokyo...
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