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

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.

http://www.hockeyaustraliamasters.org.au/uncategorized/masters-world-cup-2022-player-nominations-open/

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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 - http://www.hockeyaustraliamasters.org.au/news/ and Hockey Australia Masters facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hockeyaustraliamasters.

 

WORLD CUP EVENT DATES* & VENUES
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.

 

Selections:

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 - http://www.hockeyaustraliamasters.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2022-HA-Invitational-Selection-Protocol-Women_26112021.pdf and http://www.hockeyaustraliamasters.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2022-HA-Invitational-Selection-Protocol-Men_02122021.pdf

 

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:

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE

*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