Masters

National Masters

Wellington representative teams participate in the national masters tournament every year.

We expect to be fielding 6 men’s teams and 2-3 women’s teams for the upcoming national tournament in Hamilton 3rd to 9th March 2019.

Masters players participate in grades set up to 5 year increments from 35 through to 65 for both women and men.

WHA welcomes any players wanting to be part of this.

Eligibility for Wellington Masters Representative Teams

Age:

To qualify for an age grade bracket, you need to at the required minimum age sometime during the calendar year of the tournament.

Registration:

Register your interest via Wellington Hockey on info@wellingtonhockey.org.nz  

Automatic qualification:

Qualification is automatic through having played in the wellington open grade competition during winter 2018 and/or played in the summer masters competition 2018.

Wellington Masters Hockey realise that some out of region Masters participants do not have their age representation in home associations, if they even have a team at all.  Wellington provides an eligibility pathway for these participants for selection through participation in our Masters summer competition or playing in the team selection trial.  All out of region eligible players will be required to complete the guest player form before participation at national tournament).

Participation in the summer masters comp, while not compulsory, does give the selectors an opportunity to assess those wishing to be considered.

Trials

Trials will be held for the men’s teams on Sunday 18th November starting at 10am and for the women’s teams on Sunday 25th November starting 4pm.

Selection Policy

Teams will be chosen from players participating at the trials and/or during summer masters – plus in some circumstances, when distance does not permit participation in either, selection based on previous form for Wellington teams (this applies to players from previous years that are based in Australia or Otago for instance).

It is expected that trialists coming from regions within a reasonable distance from Wellington will attend trials.

A squad of 16 will be selected for each participating age grade. Team selectors will meet and moderate selections as a group and there may approaches to other regions to form a team.

If selectorial negotiation fails, WHA review and decision will prevail.

Any available Wellington player not selected is free to approach other regional teams for selection.

Teams will be published on the WHA website on the 7th December.

Selectors

Womens 35
Leah Murphy, Nicky Sheriff
Womens 40 / 45*
Leah Murphy
* Team to be considered pending numbers
Womens 50
Jan McKenzie, Di Jordan, Leah Murphy
Mens 35
Robert McIntrye
Mens 40
Allan Saunders
Mens 45
Matthew Lawrence and Kelvin Giles
Mens 50
Jono Mackey
Mens 55
TBC
Mens 60
Adrian Straayer and Tim Tessier
Mens 65*
Adrian Straayer
* Team to be considered pending numbers

Coaches

Womens 35
Leah Murphy
Womens 40 / 45*
TBC
Womens 50
TBC
Mens 35
Robert McIntrye
Mens 40
Allan Saunders
Mens 45
TBC
Mens 50
Jono Mackey
Mens 55
TBC
Mens 60
TBC
Mens 65*TBC

* Teams to be considered pending numbers

Managers

Womens 35
Jane Hirst
Womens 40/45*TBC
Womens 50
TBC
Mens 35
Ben Everist
Mens 40
Allan Saunders
Mens 45
Kelvin Giles
Mens 50
TBC
Mens 55
Ed Rafferty
Mens 60
Warwick Sullivan
Mens 65*TBC

* Teams to be considered pending numbers

Preparation and Tournament

Costs

Upon selection, all players will be required to pay a $150 deposit to WHA. This deposit will be used to reimburse WHA for the accommodation holding costs.

Additional pre-tournament costs will be:

  1. Your playing shirt – provided by WHA at your cost. It’s yours for eternity (as long as you can still fit it). Cost $40
  2. WHA socks if you need them. $20/pr (Black is the playing colour – with yellow as alternative strip)
  3. Black shorts/skirt 

Tournament costs will be:

  1. Accommodation for 7 nights in Hamilton. Team managers have already booked this because accommodation in Hamilton over tournament period is scarce. Expect individual costs to be $450-650 for the week depending on where you will be staying. It is expected that you will stay with your team but other arrangements may be considered in conjunction with your team manager.
  2. Some teams will be in accommodation with cooking facilities and some will not – food costs may vary.
  3. Transport to and from tournament.
  4. Transport to and from the turf. Some teams will use car allocation for this and others may hire a team van for the week.

 The tournament team entry fee is paid by WHA from deposit funds.

Training

WHA have allocated turf time for pre-tournament trainings. Teams all have a half turf for an hour twice a week. day and time to be advised.

Contact Information 

If you have any questions in regards to Masters Hockey please contact Wellington Hockey on info@wellingtonhockey.org.nz