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2022 OFT Nominations OPEN - Men's and Women's

Nominations are open for OFT for both Women's and Men's teams for the 2020 Masters National Championships

The WA Masters Committee are calling for nominations from suitably experienced and qualified coaches, managers, selectors and physiotherapists (medical) to join the lead the our very successful State Women's and Men's Masters Hockey teams for the national championships.


Nominations Close Monday, March 7th, 2022

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Update - Registration - NSW - HAM Invitational Tournament - Men

Further information and team/individual registration links from Hockey Australia Masters is as follows:


Hockey Australia Masters – Return to Hockey Invitational Events ( Men’s)

  • December 9, 2021

Hockey Australia Masters – Return to Hockey Invitational Events

State Delegate Update – 9 December 2021

Thank you for your patience and collaboration to administer these events. We are pleased to provide the following confirmation and update of details.

Event Details – MENS

Both events to be held at Sydney Olympic Park with overflow turfs booked at Sydney University, Cumberland Campus – Lidcombe and Cintra Hockey Complex, Concord, should they be required. Both fields are only 6kms away from Sydney Olympic Park.

34’s, 40’s, 45’s, 50’s and 55’s         Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February 2022

60’s, 65’s, 70’s and 75’s                   Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March 2022


The first option was provided to HAMC States via the State Delegates providing opportunities to players to play under their state flag. This also enables state uniforms to be worn. In the instance that a State will be fielding multiple teams in an age division, ‘best endeavours’ will be used to selected teams of equal playing ability.

There will be the option for teams to be entered if the state body has chosen not to organise teams.

Finally, in the true intent of a ‘return to hockey’ event individuals can register and be placed within a team when states are not in position to field a complete team or if there are surplus players that miss out on being placed in a team.

Here are the links to register through the EOI Process

For Teams –

For Individuals  –

Please note – EOI’s close 10 January 2022

Team Entry Fee    $400 per team

Event Format

There will be NO medals or trophies awarded at this event.

Games will be of an hour duration: 2 x 25 min halves – 5 min half time and 5 min crossover between matches.

Each team will play 5 games over the weekend – 2 on Friday, 2 on Saturday and 1 on Sunday noting that you may not play all teams in the division.

Games will be centrally timed with no time-outs.

Teams can have up to 18 players in the squads including 2 Goalkeepers

Player Age Eligibility

Teams will be selected based on the players age as of the 31st of December 2022.

Any exemptions should be forwarded to

Umpires and Officials

The HA Masters Operational Group is in the process of contacting all previously appointed umpires and officials from 2021 seeking their interest and availability to officiate at these events.


World Masters Hockey World Cups 2022

These events and the Spirit of Masters events are scheduled to be held in 2022.

HA Masters Committee are in discussions regarding Australia’s participation in these events and will provide further information as it is available.

For further information please contact Carolyn Campbell – 0410 522 268


HA Masters - Nominations 2022 Hockey World Cups

Please see the nominations information below and linked documents.  Not that these World Cups for this year 2022 clash with the National Championships in Queensland this year.


HA Masters Committee are pleased to call for Player nominations for the World Cup 2022 events.  Nominations will close on the evening of 7 February 2022.

The World Cup 2022 Player Nomination Form is to be completed by an athlete who would like to be considered for an Australian team to compete at World Cup 2022 events.  The following age groups will be selected - Over 35 to Over 65 (Men and Women) and Over 70 and 75 (Men). All athletes must be eligible to represent Australia at the relevant World Cup in 2022.  The Nomination Form can be completed by:

  • Interested athletes who are unable to attend the Masters Invitational Events (includes injury)
  • Interested athletes who will attend the Masters Invitational Event
  • Australian athletes who are overseas and interested in nominating

The following information is provided in preparation for Selection of Masters World Cup teams 2022 on the understanding that the planned Invitational events will go ahead.  All Invitational events are subject to continued monitoring due to the Covid situation in Australia.  If the events become unviable for any reason, other selection opportunities may be provided.

In these unpredictable times, it is difficult to plan events with any certainty.  For this reason Hockey Australia Masters Committee are hereby providing as much information about risks that we are aware of relating to selection and participation of national teams at World Cups 2022 to allow players and officials to make informed decisions about their involvement – please review our document HAMC Important Information for all Potential World Cup 2022 Participants.

Please also familiarise yourself with the following information prior to nominating to play in the Australian team contingents that will be selected for World Cups 2022.  Should you decide to nominate to participate, by virtue of your nomination you are accepting the full risks associated with participation as outlined in this document – both personal and financial.

This information will be posted on Hockey Australia Masters website - and Hockey Australia Masters facebook -


Nottingham, UK - 12-21 August 2022 (Over 35, 40 Men & Women)
Cape Town, South Africa - 1-10 October 2022 (Over 45-65 Women, Over 45-55 Men) 
Tokyo, Japan - 19-29 October 2022 (Over 60-75 Men)

* Pre-tournament training will be organised for all teams on the days prior to commencement of the tournament and all players and their team officials must be in attendance for all training sessions.  If selected in an Australian team, players and officials must be aware of their commitment to the required times as will be advised.  All Team officials are required to meet at the accommodation on an agreed date set by Hockey Australia Masters prior to the World Cup (usually 3-4 days for recovery and training purposes).  The Australian Contingent commitment dates once set will be non negotiable. 

Participation is at player’s full expense which includes accommodation, entry fee, training, team transport during the event, official dinners and team levy. The budget for this event has not yet been created, however the committee will take all steps to keep costs to a minimum.  As an indication the budget for WC2020 was estimated at $3,500 for Nottingham and Cape Town and $4,500 for Tokyo.



There is no guarantee that any Australian Teams will participate in World Cup 2022 events, or that World Cup events will go ahead. Australian Masters teams will only be selected if there are sufficient players of standard in that age group. If there are insufficient nominations of standard or selectors are unable to select sufficient players of standard, refunds will be processed to players in that age group.  Full details of modified HA Invitational Selection Protocols (Men and Women) applicable to the Masters Invitational Events can be reviewed at the following links - and


Date clashes with National Championships 2022 for World Cup Over 45s+ teams:

World Cup 2022 events in Cape Town and Tokyo clash with national championships dates.  Dates and venues for National Championships 2022 have been set and will not change

World Cup Dates:

Nottingham, UK:                          12-21 August 2022

Cape Town, South Africa:           1-10 October 2022

Tokyo, Japan:                               19-29 October 2022

National Championships Dates:

Gold Coast (Men):                       24 September – 8 October 2022

Cairns (Women):                          21 September – 1 October 2022


Medical and Financial Risk:

All participants will travel and compete or officiate at their own risk.  It is vital that all participants satisfy themselves that their medical and travel insurance is adequate.  Participants are solely responsible for the financial risk related to these events and for their health and safety including any additional expenses related to medical treatment, hospitalisation and/or quarantine.

Player and Official Responsibilities:

All players and officials agree to abide by the Codes of Conduct of Hockey Australia (Hockey Australia Code of Conduct) and World Masters Hockey (World Masters Hockey Code of Conduct). 

All players and officials will be required to purchase and wear uniforms from Hockey Australia’s new suppliers O’Neills.  No old uniform items will be permitted to be worn at official events.

All players and officials are responsible for organising their own transport, immunisation and visas as required to and from the event.  All selected players and appointed officials will be required to stay at the accommodation booked by HAMC.  Suitable transport during the tournament will be organised.


Player Nomination link:


*Note – Applicants do not need to login with their registration details, it is possible to continue as a guest to complete your nomination if you have difficulties logging in.


For further information contact Transition Implementation Officer, Gail Lomas as per below contact information.

Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word through your hockey networks.  This information will also be posted on the Hockey Australia Masters website and facebook.


Kind regards

Gail Lomas

2022 Nationals’ Dates Confirmed

Hockey Australia, together with Tourism Events Queensland, Major Events Gold Coast and Cairns Regional Council, has confirmed the dates and location for the 2022 Hockey Australia Men’s and Women’s Masters Championships.

The men will play from 24 September to 8 October 2022, at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre & Gold Coast Performance Centre, QLD.
The women start a little earlier on 21 September and finish on 1 October 2022, playing their games at the North Cairns Hockey Facility.

Further details will be announced in due course. We can’t wait to have national Masters hockey back.

Hockey Australia Masters Committee


WA Country Pre-season Carnival is at Bunbury from 1-3 April - Men

To all WACMHA members, affiliated associations and clubs:
This is an invitation to enter a team or nominate as an individual player for the 2022 Pre-Season Carnival. The carnival will be held at the Bunbury Hockey Stadium between Friday 1 April (pm) and Sunday 3 April 2022.

There will be 2 divisions: Over 34s and Over 55s.
The concept is to get as many Masters players as possible together to compete in a preseason carnival. Please send this invitation to all who may be interested in helping to make this event a success.

Teams can be association based, club based, or a team organised between a group of friends looking at the fellowship that Masters hockey offers.

For players nominating as an individual: the organising committee will place you into a team prior to the start of the carnival.

To enter a team or nominate as an individual player, go to the 2022 Pre-Season Carnival Nomination Form page on the WAC website.

As well as being a high-quality warm-up for the winter season, the carnival will be an integral part of the selection process for the WACMHA teams participating in the National Masters Championships to be held at the Gold Coast from the 24 September to 8 October. (Nomination forms for the national carnival can be viewed on the WACMHA website)
The pre-season carnival will be run as a Covid Safe event. To protect all players and supporters, government requirements will be followed.

Mike Jenkins

President, WA Country Masters Hockey Association