Welcome to 2018!

Hopefully you and your centres are getting organised for the 2018 State Championships in Townsville!

2018 QLD Women’s Masters 55+, 60+ and 65+ Trials –  Thursday June 7th
2018 QLD Women’s Masters State Championships – Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June

NEWSFLASH!!!!!!!
The HA Women’s Masters Council is calling for final expressions of interest for the following positions at Masters World Cup 2018 in Terrassa Spain by Friday 23 February:

  • Assistant Coach
  • Massage Therapist
  • Statistician*
  • Videographer*
  • Umpire

*Statistician and Videographer are newly created positions to assist off field team members to monitor team performance.  HAWMC does not expect officials to have qualifications in this role, however, previous experience is advantageous.  For further information, please contact Linda Hunter, linda.hunter@bigpond.com or phone 0419 719 885.
If you have qualifications and experience in any of the above roles, we encourage you to complete our online Expression of Interest form for the relevant position.  If you have previously applied for these roles, you need not re-apply.  Nominations will close on Friday 23 February 2018.
The links for the relevant online expression of interest forms are highlighted and listed below.  This information will also be published on the Women’s Masters website via Hockey Australia.

REQUIREMENTSAll officials will be required to agree to abide by the FIH Code of Conduct and the HA Code of Conduct,  All officials are self funded.  You will need to have a passport that is valid until March 2019 in order to travel to Spain.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION for consideration when submitting your EOI:
Commitment to the event for Assistant Coach is from Saturday 21 July to Sunday 5 August.
Commitment to the event for All Other Officials is from Wednesday 25 July to Sunday 5 August.  These officials will be offered two options:
1. Arrive in Terrassa on 25 July in time for pre event meetings.
2. Arrive in Barcelona with Players on Saturday 21 July and attend Welcome Dinner to be held 22 July and do some sight seeing until 25 July (this will be at additional cost).
Terrassa is approx 35km from Barcelona.  It is expected to be hot.
Pre-tournament training in Barcelona or Terrassa will be organised for all teams on the days prior to commencement of the tournament and this would be a good opportunity to practise skills and negotiate requirements with HAWMC and coaches.  Statisticians and Videographers will be allocated no more than three matches per day for training and competition and will be able to negotiate a rest day during the event.
Team entries for the World Cup will not close until the end of March 2018, at which time age groups competing will be confirmed.
Media outlets report continued unrest in Spain.  While HA Women’s Masters Council is confident that a Masters Hockey World Cup will be held in Europe in 2018 we advise that any airfares booked at this time should be able to be altered or refunded without penalty in case of venue change.
Air travel arrangements to and from Barcelona are the responsibility of selected players and officials at their own expense.
All contingent members are required to stay at the HA contingent accommodation.  For further information regarding these roles, please contact Linda Hunter, linda.hunter@bigpond.com or phone 0419 719 885.
Participation is at official’s full expense and anticipated cost is approximately $2,200 which includes contingent accommodation, team transport, and any official dinners that may be arranged.
Uniform is an additional expense.  

COMPLETE YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST HERE BY 23 FEBRUARY 2018:
Assistant Coach: https://goo.gl/forms/y18YsIAizB22Oa3E2
Massage Therapist: https://goo.gl/forms/ageJsecOS4Ku1fw53
Umpire: https://goo.gl/forms/fCp1QnvESmdKTSH43
Statistician/Videographer: https://goo.gl/forms/NopOjX0RxS6ccRdr2