Sunday, July 25, 2021

Masters

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...

Sean Curran steps down as World Masters Hockey president

Sean Curran has been praised for leaving a "tremendous legacy" after stepping down as World Masters Hockey president. Under Curran's stewardship, it took two years for Masters hockey to come under one association with the formation of WMH and a...

Taiwan awarded 2025 World Masters Games

The International Masters Games Association has awarded the 2025 World Masters Games to Taipei and New Taipei city in Taiwan. It follows news that the 2021 Games in Kansai has been postponed due to the pandemic. The Games, billed as the...

Willmott will be ‘flag carrier’ for World Grand Masters hockey

Well known in hockey circles, World Grand Masters Association has appointed John Willmott as its third president. WGMA said Willmott will be an "energetic flag carrier" for its over 60s hockey. The congenial Willmott will represent the association after Wim...
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