Welcome to 2020!
It will be a busy one for Women’s Masters:
Thursday 21st May – 45 and over State Trials – Warwick
Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th – State Championships – Warwick
1st – 11th July – Australian Womens Masters Championships – Cairns
8th – 17th August – O35 and O40 – Womens Masters World Cup – Nottingham
9th – 29th September – O45, O50, O55, O60, O65 Womens Masters World Cup and Spirit of Masters Women – Cape Town
Hockey Australia Masters Committee are inviting expressions of interest in the HAMC Women’s Selection panel for the 2020 Australian Masters Women’s Championships that are being held in Cairns from 1 July – 11 July 2020. Championships are early this year, due to World Cup commitments at the usual time of September/October and Selectors will be required to arrive by 6pm Tuesday 30 June. Teams will be selected in all age groups for Trans Tasman Challenge 2021.
The link to express your interest is:
Information from HA Masters Committee re change age eligibility to Over 34 years of age
At the HA Masters Delegates’ Meeting held in Melbourne on Saturday 7th Dec 2019, a change to the age eligibility for HA Women’s and Men’s Masters Championships was confirmed.
The Over 35 Championship at each HA Championship will now become the Over 34 Championship.
Players who will be 34 years of age by 31st December 2020 (i.e. Born 1986) are eligible to compete in the HA Over 34 years Championships for Women and Men.
N.B. Exemptions for under age players born 1987 will not be approved.
All other age Championships will remain the same i.e. Over 40, Over 45, Over 50 etc.
The change to the Over 34s Championship will allow selectors to identify players who are able, in the following year, to represent Australia for World Cup or Trans-Tasman Challenge international events as an Over 35s player.
Consequently, for 2020 HQ Women’s Masters Championships, players who were born in 1986 or earlier will be eligible to represent their Associations and nominate to play for Queensland.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PLAYERS AND GOOD LUCK IN THE WORLD CUP 2020