Newsletter - JANUARY 2017
In this Newsletter
- Over 60 Carnival 2017 Update
- Qld Team Nominations 2017.
- Qld Team Uniform 2017
- State Championships 2017.
OVER 60 CARNIVAL 2017 UPDATE
The first Qld Masters Event for 2017 is fast approaching. To date more than 60 players have registered for this Carnival in Hervey Bay with more registrations coming in almost every day.
If you haven't yet registered it is not too late - registrations close on Sat 11 February - that is only 3 weeks away.
Remember you have to register by completing the form on the Qld Masters Hockey website ( look under Events and Over 60 Carnival) and sending your registration fee to the Treasurer or transferring your money directly to the Qld Masters Bank account.
This has to be done before 11 Feb to guarantee you a spot in a team.
QLD TEAM NOMINATIONS 2017
If you want to be considered for selection to a Qld team in 2017, you need to complete the nomination form found on the Qld Masters website under "Teams".
Due dates are as follows:
Over 60,65,70,75 - 1 March 2017
Over 40,45,50,55 - 20 April 2017
Over 35 - 2 June 2017.
Coaches for all the above teams are also needed - if you want to be considered for the position of coach in any team, complete the nomination form as above selecting "Coach" and indicating which age groups you are interested in coaching. If you would like to include more information regarding your experience or qualifications for the role, send an additional email to the Secretary Qld Masters Hockey - Paul Hardie firstname.lastname@example.org
Managers for all the above age groups are also needed. in 2017 Qld Masters need NON PLAYING managers for each team. If you are interested, complete the nomination form as above selecting "Manager" and indicating which age groups or team you are interested in managing. If you would like to include more information regarding your experience or qualifications for the role, send an additional email to the Secretary Qld Masters Hockey - Paul Hardie email@example.com
Remember, after you have submitted your nomination form, you will receive a confirmation email ( it might take a day or two as it is done manually) after which time you can look on the website under Nominations to find a link to a list of all the players who have nominated for all teams and "magically" you name should be included in the list for your age group.
STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
As was indicated in a previous Newsletter and on the Website, the State Championships for the Qld Masters Mens Hockey will be held as follows:
The Over 40/50 Championships will be held on 21 -24 April in Townsville. These championships will commence at 5pm Friday 21 and conclude in the late afternoon of Monday 24 April. ( Please ote that Tuesday 25 is a public holiday).
Team Nomination Forms for this championship can be found on the website on the Nominations page and must be submitted by April 1 2017 to allow a draw to be made and distributed.
The Over 35 State Championships will be held on 3/4 June in Warwick. Depending on team nominations received, this event may begin on Fri 2 June in the evening.
Team Nomination Forms for this championship can be found on the website on the Nominations page and must be submitted by May 12 2017 to allow a draw to be made and distributed.
QLD UNIFORMS 2017
The good news is that there will be no change to the Qld team uniforms in 2017.
The only exception which may impact some players are socks. In 2016, a new design sock was introduced which some players purchased for the 2016 National Championships.
These socks were Maroon or Yellow with Qld printed along the sides. ( NOT the socks with a vertical stripe used in 2015!).
In 2017 ALL selected players must purchase and wear the current Qld socks - a maoon pair and a yellow pair.
SO: if you did not purchase new socks in 2016, you will need to complete the online order form via the website when it becomes available later in the year.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
Date : 23 Sept to 7 Oct 2017
Qld teams in all age groups will be selected after the relevant State Championships and Over 60 Carnival.
Nominations for a Qld team are open. ( see above)
Don't forget that Qld Men's Masters has a Facebook page. This is kept up to date with all the latest news and events.
Just go to Qld Men's Masters Hockey from your Facebook page and organise to get all the updates to your Timeline.