Another year has begun and the Qld Masters Hockey Committee take this opportunity to wish you and your family all the best for 2011. Preparations are underway for the 2011 Hockey season and in particular the 2011 State and National Championships.
Masters Hockey in Qld and Australia continues to go from strength to strength - in 2011 the previous Over 35 Inter State competition will be included in the National Championships in Canberra and as a result many centres throughout Qld are including players aged between 35 and 40 into their local competitions. Brisbane will include these players in their Masters competition in 2011.
One pleasing aspect of Masters Hockey is the increase in players in the Over 60 age group. This may be due to the introduction of the Over 70's a few years ago so it is hoped that the introduction of the Over 35's will have a similar effect on the Over 40 age group as Austalia wide this is the age group lacking in numbers.
Nominations for Qld Teams for 2011 are now open as per information below and by going to the "Nominations" page of the website.
All the best for 2011.
Ray Langler (Newslettter Editor).
STATE and NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011.
So you can make plans for 2011 - here are the dates and venues for the State Championships.
Over 40 and Over 50 - in Warwick on the May Long Weekend - 29 April - 2 May
Over 45 and 55 - in Cairns on the June Long Weekend - 10 - 13 June on 2 Turf Fields.
Over 35 - also in Cairns on the June Long Weekend with the Over 45 and 55.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011:
These will be held in Canberra from 24 Sept - 9 October 2011.
Cost of Accommodation will be approx. $900 - $1000, Player Levy $220 (to be paid by 30 June), plus transport to Canberra, team costs etc. Please take these costs into account when making the decision to nominate.
If you are interested in nominating for a Qld Team to compete at these championships, make sure you book your holidays/sweet talk your wife and put these dates in your calendar now.
NOMINATIONS FOR QLD TEAMS 2011 Nominations for selection to a Queensland Team to participate in the National Masters Tournament in Canberra from 24 Sept to 9 Oct 2011 are now open.
Closing Dates for Nominations are as follows:
Over 40 and 50 players: 15 April 2011
Over 35, 45, 55, 60, 65 and 70 Players: 24 May 2011
To Nominate Click Here and you will be taken to the nominations page of the website.
Please Note that a non refundable deposit of $220 MUST be paid by 30 June by all players selected to maintain their selection. More information is available on the Nominations page of the website. (See the Link above).
When making plans for the National Championships in Canberra, please note that the Qld uniforms for 2011 will be unchanged from 2010.
Those players who were selected in 2010 should therefore not need any new items of uniform - a considerable saving on the trip.
All uniforms will once again be on display at the State Championships both in Warwick and in Cairns. The purpose of this is firstly, so players can view the uniforms and styles before making a choice and secondly, and more importantly, for fitting so that everyone receives a uniform of the correct size.
Everyone who nominates for a State Team is encouraged to take advantage of this offer.
HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR CONTACT DETAILS? Did you know that there are over 600 players on our database and who receive this Newlsetter? The only way this database of players is updated is from the nomination forms submitted each year. Many players have changed contact details (EMail, Address, Phone Numbers) since last submitting a nomination form and it is very difficult to contact these players and keep them informed through this Newsletter. When you change any of your contact details please send an EMail to the newsletter editor at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can update your information. If you no longer are involved in Hockey and do not wish to receive any more information from us please send me an EMail and you will be removed from the database.