Sunday, July 25, 2021

Masters

Safety in hockey: Readers’ respond

Our coverage this year on Sam Ward's injury - despite it being an accident - provoked an overwhelming response to safety within the game, both at elite and grass roots level. This is only a small selection from our...

Buffaloes hockey herd set to wait before 70th Easter running at Torbay

Before lockdown, Ed Handley gave the lowdown on colourful touring side Buffaloes HC ahead of what would have been the 70th Torbay Festival at Easter The Buffaloes was initially set up as the touring team from Smethwick HC in the...

Strong values playing with Scottish hockey’s masters

Three years ago Judith Martin’s family were called to her hospital bedside and told to prepare their goodbyes. The 60-year-old had suffered multiple organ failure as a result of acute sepsis and was severely ill. Yet, Judith pulled through and...

Billy Jawanda revels in new life with England hockey over 60s

By Richard Bright When Balkar 'Billy' Jawanda and the England over-60s squad travelled to the Grand Masters European Cup last June, it took some getting used to. "There were the over 65s, 70s and 75s and there we were being called...

‘My aim is to become a green and gold hockey Master’

Australian masters player Mark McElligott has reconnected with hockey after recovering from cancer If you had told me in 2015 that I would be playing a gold medal game in Europe and scoring twice against Germany in an international tournament,...

World masters hockey ‘not just for old men and women’

Australian Masters Hockey has seen continued growth since inception of a national intrastate competition in 1980, writes Bill Tomkins. The competition has continued to grow with the introduction of over 75s in 2016, while over the same period the “younger” age...

South hockey’s goal king approaches 400 landmark

Prabjot ‘Prabbie’ Hunjan is surely goal king of the south. He celebrates his 20th year in the South League next season and although England Hockey’s restructure will have something to say about the league’s future, we can say with...

‘We want Masters hockey to become a full, lifetime experience’

World Masters Hockey (WMH) will aim to bring about a “full lifetime experience” for players as an eagerly-anticipated year for the masters' scene takes shape. Ahead of multiple World Cup titles being handed out across the globe in 2020, the...

Memories rekindled at Hockey Masters World Cup in Barcelona

Two Great Britain Olympians have been showcased in a short film charting their experiences playing for Scotland at this summer's Exin Masters Hockey World Cup. Wendy Justice (Fraser) secured her 100th cap in GB's bronze medal match at the 1992...

Welsh Masters goalkeeper, 77, picked for over-60s hockey World Cup

By The Hockey Paper "I haven't got another keeper in the Welsh squad to pick over 70 - so I picked myself." So said an ever-smiling Glyn Thomas in a brilliant BBC interview this week ahead of the ninth Grand Masters...
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Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Ireland women ready to take on Holland

Sarah Torrans says the Green Army will “show the world what we can do” against the world No 1...
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