What is the role of the HQWMC?

HOCKEY QUEENSLAND WOMENS MASTERS COMMITTEE

Hockey Queensland Women’s Masters Committee (HQWMC) operates under a Terms of Reference endorsed by the Board of Hockey Queensland (HQ).

THE PURPOSE OF THE COMMITTEE

HQ Women’s Masters Committee (HQWMC) will assist Hockey Queensland (HQ) to develop and oversee programs and events to ensure high levels of competition, participation and officiating in Women’s Masters hockey across Queensland.

KEY ACTIVITIES

1. Oversight of the State Women’s Masters Championships
2. Oversight of the HQ Contingent attending the National Women’s Masters Championships
3. Contribute to HQ strategic planning and policy
4. Continually build the Women’s Masters (WM) network state-wide through communication with Member Association’s WM Delegates
5. Promote WM opportunities, activities and successes through all available avenues including maintaining the WM Website and Facebook and contributions to HQ newsletter, The Dribble

The committee is made up of a chair and members who are each responsible for one or more portfolio areas.  Recruitment and selection to the committee by HQ is through expressions of interest which detail skills and experience.   Typical expressions of interest might cover achievements and experiences in areas such as leadership, administrative ability, interpersonal skills, communication, event organisation, computer literacy, especially Microsoft Word and Excel.

Regional representation is given some consideration, though it is not a first order imperative. It is a skill based, “fit for purpose” management and operating committee. Knowing seven (7) ways to defend a penalty corner or being able to unerringly tomahawk into the top corner of the goal box are not core competencies for this committee. Appointments are for either one or two years.

EXECTATIONS AND TIME COMMITMENT

The time commitment and work load for committee members varies from significant to substantial. A few portfolio areas require several hours work for the majority of weeks each year. Some of the portfolios require point in time contribution, while other portfolios require short bursts of intense activity. Details of the 2021 committee members and their areas of responsibility are given below.

2021 COMMITTEE MEMBERS’ ROLES AND PORTFOLIOS

Chair  – Linda Hunter (Sunshine Coast Hockey Assoc)
chair@qldwomensmastershockey.com.au
Expires end 2022

  • Liaison with HQ & Assoc WM Delegates
  • Develop HQWMC Plan to align with HQ Strategic Plan
  • Member HQWM Ratifying Panel
  • Liaison with HQ Selectors
  • Budget & State Player Levy
  • Policy including Charter, TOR, Attachment L Role Descriptions & Reporting
  • Oversee HQ Championships (Outdoor) & HQ Challenge (Indoor)
  • Oversee HQ Contingent at HA Championships
  • Historical Database

Minute Secretary – Karin Walduck (Brisbane Women’s Hockey Assoc)
secretary@qldwomensmastershockey.com.au
Expires end 2022

  • Minutes
  • Liaison with HA Masters C’tee – HA Delegate
  • General Admin Support

Webmaster – Megan Ward (Gold Coast Hockey Assoc)
webmaster@qldwomensmastershockey.com.au
Expires end 2021

  • HQWM Webpage & Facebook
  • Player Survey Manager
  • Member HQWM Appointment & Ratifying Panels

Clearances – Joy Lewis (Mackay Hockey Assoc)
clearances@qldwomensmastershockey.com.au
Expires end 2021

    • Managing Clearances to other States
    • Admin support to selectors
    • Archives
    • Editor

Events – Deb Creighton (Gladstone Hockey Assoc)
events@qldwomensmastershockey.com.au
Expires end 2022

        • HQWM Outdoor Champs & Indoor Challenge
        • Pre-event contact re hosting agreement (including meetings & trials)
        • Information for HQ event programs
        • Sample uniforms to State Championships
        • Coordination of Closing Ceremony & presentations
        • Develop Indoor uniform register

Performance – Di Young (Brisbane Women’s Hockey Assoc)
performance@qldwomensmastershockey.com.au
Expires end 2022

        • Develop procedures for identifying and managing representative player injuries
        • Assist representative coaches with strengthening and fitness programs

Promotions – Maree Whitchurch (Brisbane Women’s Hockey Assoc)
promotions@qldwomensmastershockey.com.au
Expires end 2021

        • Contributions to HQ Dribble
        • Developing profiles for website eg Ambassadors, 20/25 year representative milestones
        • Recording Women’s Masters “stories” about individuals & Associations
        • Event stories

Special Projects – Myra Reilly (Maryborough & District Hockey Assoc)
projects@qldwomensmastershockey.com.au
Expires end 2021

      • Celebrations
      • Memorabilia
      • Welfare
      • HQ Women’s Masters Association Awards
      • HA Women’s Masters Awards