Saturday, December 4, 2021

Masters

Will reduced game time affect Australia’s Masters World Cup teams?

The winter hockey season in Australia has been frustrating with competitions affected by lockdowns and lockouts from hockey grounds, writes Bill Tomkins But this was all very dependent on where players lived. Some players had no hockey practise sessions...

Busselton conducts largest state masters hockey carnival

Situated some three hours by road south of Perth in Western Australia, the Busselton Hockey Association hosted their 31st annual Masters carnival last month, writes Mark McElligott.   The event started in 1990 as a Men’s Veterans carnival, with women’s...

Australian Masters set for brighter outlook in 2022

Masters hockey players in Australia are starting to look forward more positively to 2022 as vaccination rates increase across the country and interstate travel lockdowns start to be relaxed, writes Mark McElligott.    Hockey Australia Masters has been busy during the enforced hiatus...

Dutch keeper, 87, bids farewell as umpire, 12, takes up the whistle

Dutch hockey has said goodbye to one of its oldest members and ushered in the new this season. After 50 years, Wiel Hansen has called time on his decades-long career as a goalkeeper at Apeldoorn HC and last month the...

England hockey master ‘never stopped playing’ after prostate cancer treatment

Two years ago this month, Peter Denley was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Last week, the septuagenarian played four matches, including two midweek over-75s internationals against Wales. After being told by a GP, Denley says that his biggest worry was not...

How are you preparing your body for playing hockey?  

In our exclusive video series, Heidi Wells, England over-50s Masters player and chartered physiotherapist, talks about the importance of Sports Body Conditioning, as she discusses and explains the importance of our body core and the muscle groups that make up this key body area.  Heidi...

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...

Ancients and Aspirants hockey event set dates for 2022

The seventh Ancients and Aspirants 7-a-side tournament will take place next April in Wellingborough as vets hockey returns in earnest after the pandemic. This tournament started in April 2015 following the first over-75 international hockey match in November 2013 between...

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...
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Christmas is the ideal opportunity to splash out on those extra-special gifts. We’ve scoured the market for the most...
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