Are you turning or over 35 and looking for exciting ways to play hockey? Why not try Masters!
Masters is a fun and exciting opportunity to play hockey for your club, County, Area or even country with players your age.
With the 8 Areas, England Hockey and World Masters Hockey providing all manner of activity such as ‘Play and Pay’ sessions midweek and throughout the summer, to leagues, tournaments and tours across the UK and abroad from O35 up to O70 for women and O35 up to O80 for men, there’s a way for everyone to get involved.
West Masters working in partnership with Kings College Taunton.
Where to play
Many clubs offer Masters, and even if your local club doesn’t have its own, there’s bound to be a team near you that would gladly have you play! You can find your local team here.
England Hockey run masters Cup and Plate competitions open to clubs or groups of clubs/counties for men O40s, O50s and O60s and women O35s, O45s and O55s age groups.
West Masters Club Competitions
Please note the finals dates the West has earmarked are 20/21/27/28 April 2024. The venues will be confirmed once and formats are decided. Any questions please contact Masters Competition organiser Jo McDermid.
Hasbeens and Hopefuls Tournament
After a very successful inaugural tournament last year the Yeovil 7 a side Masters tournament is now a fixture in the Masters summer programme of not to be missed events.
It will be taking place from Friday 7th-Sunday 9th June 2024 on the Astro pitch at Yeovil Recreation Centre, Chilton Grove, Yeovil, Somerset BA21 4AW.
We plan to run a separate tournament for the Ladies and Mens Teams. It is open to any Ladies and Mens teams of players aged 60 years and older - so we welcome entries from 65,70,75 etc age groups or a team incorporating players from each of the age groups. We also welcome expressions of interest from individual players who would like to join a team of like minded players.
The entry fee is £100 a team.
Each team will have 6 matches scheduled over the weekend. Length of matches will be 20mins x 2
The matches will commence at lunchtime on Friday 7th June and run until early Sunday pm to allow travel time to and from Yeovil. Accommodation is available for booking close to the pitch and there is good transport connections by road, rail and plane to get here. It is also a good base from which to visit the Jurassic coast and other local points of interest.
Refreshments will be available all weekend at the Pavilion Cafe and there is also a community room for our sole use with complimentary tea, coffee and water.
There will be a Saturday evening social with food for all participants and their partners at Yeovil Rugby Club for which there will be a charge of £20pp.
Trophies will be awarded to the Men and Ladies Teams of the Tournament as voted for by the Umpires and Team Captains and the emphasis will be on having fun taking part in sociable, competitive matches. All participants will receive a tournament pin.
Expressions of interest are requested by 31st December 2023 to email@example.com and the deadline for entries and payment of tournament fee is by 30th April 2024.
Please do share this information with anyone you think may be interested in entering a team in this tournament.
Represent your Area in the Area Masters tournaments. These are for all age groups and are held in May/June/July every year at venues across the country.
With the change from 5 Regions to 8 Areas last year, many more players are getting involved with this level of hockey and loving it.
Are you aiming for the top?
Why not represent your country and play at incredible venues across the world in competitions like the annual UK 4 Nations, and bi-annual World and European Cup events for all age groups, both men and women, or at England indoor and in ‘Spirit of Masters’ competitions. European and world level competitions widen the scope of opportunities to play in the top-flight.
An increasing number of players who represented their country at national senior level are now getting involved in post-35 age group activity, but the vast majority are club and Area players that have stayed fit, skilful and at the top of their game.
Find out more here.
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