* Good Luck to all Teams in Sydney.
* Qld Dinner at National Titles.
* Parking at Venues in Sydney.
* Nominating for Aust Teams 2014.
* Draw for Sydney.
* Training Times for Sydney.
* New AMHA Website.
* Qld Masters Hockey is on Facebook.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL QLD TEAMS TRAVELLING TO SYDNEY
Now the local season is almost over and you are at peak fitness, it is time to polish (sharpen) your stick ready for the national Titles in Sydney commencing on 21 September.
The best of luck to all players, managers, coaches and supporters. Enjoy yourselves - it is hard not to at the titles, meet up with old friends and make new ones and most of all play your best Hockey.
Remember, it is an honour to represent your State - play hard but don't forget that at the end of the day Hockey is a game to be enjoyed and at our ages the camaraderie is just as important as winning.
Have a great two weeks.
The draw is on our website.
The Qld dinner is on Friday 27 Sept at the Parramatta Leagues Club starting at 6:30pm.
All players have paid for this dinner and many of you have also paid the extra to bring your partners.
This is a great night to celebrate all things Hockey in Qld and is the highlight of the championships.
NOMINATIONS FOR AUSTRALIAN TEAMS 2014
If you wish to nominate for a m Australian team to travel to Europe in 2014, you must go to the QMHA website and complete the nomination form.
The fee for nominating is $20 which is non refundable.
The following info has been provided by Aust Masters re nominating for an Aust team.
4. PLAYER ELIGIBILITY
4.1. Australian Team Eligibility
To be eligible for selection in an Australian master's team, the following conditions apply:
4.1.1. The player must be a currently registered and financial playing member of a State affiliated association.
4.1.2. Playing at the National championship is compulsory for selection.
4.1.6. Players must comply with any rules of eligibility applied by AMHC and/or Hockey Australia and relating specifically the tournament or event that they are being selected for – ie. gender, age restrictions, performance or specific skill parameters.
Changes to player nominations –
Given some of the problems from last year the following changes have been made.
At the successful completion of the online nomination an email will be sent to the applicant.
Dear TEST ,
This email confirms your application for the tournament "Masters
Name: Masters 40's
Date: 24th May to 16th June 2014
Location: IMHA World Cup, The Hague
Your requested position: Defender
This year nominations will be placed only in the age group that the applicant qualifies for as per the tournament rules. In this year's case the age of the applicant as at the 31st
December 2014. The Executives preference is for players to play in the appropriate age group but special circumstances may be considered by the selectors. It must be noted that last year only one exception was made. With the response email now confirming nomination the list of nominated players identified by their
player code will not be printed and displayed outside the TD office.
The website to access the form is www.australianmastershockey.com. and nominations for players close on 21 Sept. This website is the new website for Aust. Masters and relaces the old website. Check it out as it has all sorts of info re the Sydney Championships.
TRAINING TIMES FOR QLD TEAMS IN SYDNEY
Training for Qld teams are as set out below. Training is traditionally available on the Sunday prior to the championships to allow teams to meet all the players and to perfect those short corners etc!!
70 & 65 8am to 840am
pitch 1 Homebush.
40#2 & 45#3 10am to 1040am
pitch 1 Homebush
55 1 & 2 10am to 10:40am
60 1 & 2
10:40 am to 11:20am Pitch 2 Homebush
50 1 & 2
10:40am to 11:20am Cintra
45 1 & 2 2:40pm to 3:20pm
Pitch 2 Homebush
Meeting times to note:
AMHC AGM 3pm
Eva Redfern Room Homebush
Managers meeting 5pm Eva Redfern room Homebush
Umpire Meeting 6pm Eva
Redfern room Homebush
PARKING IN SYDNEY The Sydney Organising Committee has made arrangement with SOPA
so that all parking is free when you are playing at Sydney Olympic Park in P4.
Please note the SOPA website refers to event parking only.
Cintra also has free parking.
HATS FOR SALE
The new Qld soft peak hats, also suitable as walk out hats.. and bearing the new logo, are available for $10.
ALL PROFITS FROM PLAYER PURCHASED HATS WILL GO TO THE ALEX DEEKENS TRUST FOR BOTH THIS YEAR AND NEXT YEAR, WHILE STOCKS LAST.
Can players wanting to assist by purchasing hats either contact their manager or if necessary, me direct (0418246888) Chris O'Dempsey
QLD MASTERS IS ON FACEBOOK - ARE YOU??
Thanks to Mick Lever Qld Masters is now on Facebook. It is hoped that eventually this will be a useful way to contact each other, pass on the latest news, post pictures and results from carnivals - the list goes on.
Already there are photos from the championships there as well as updates when things are added to our website.
If you are already on Facebook then simply search for Qld Mens Masters Hockey - you can link from our website as well.
If you are not already on Facebook then simply search for Facebook on your browser, sign up with as little or as much information as possible and search for Qld Masters hockey as before.
If you are concerned about Privacy settings the following might help: Basic steps for ensuring privacy on Facebook Once you have created a Facebook account we recommend that you take some time to ensure that you implement some of the everyday privacy settings available to you. It is up to you if you choose to go with the default Facebook settings.
Use this link https://www.facebook.com/help/privacy and take the time to read it to help you make changes to your privacy settings.
If all else fails ask a grandchild, child, spouse etc who will set it up for you in no time at all!