HAPPY NEW YEAR
All the best for 2019 whether on the Hockey field or off. Thnigs are gearing up for another fantastic year of Hockey. Nominations for Qld Teams and for the Over 60 Carnival are now open - see below.
In this Newsletter
- Nominations Open
- National Championships 2019.
- Qld Masters Committee 2019.
- State Championships 2019.
- Over 60 Carnival 2019.
Registrations for the 2019 Over 60 Carnival in Hervey Bay are now open.
The Over 60 Carnival will be held from Friday 5 April to Sun 7 April.
Because every participant receives a souvenir shirt which is used as a playing shirt, registrations must close on Sunday 3 March 2019.
To find out more about this carnival CLICK HERE
To go to the Registration Page CLICK HERE
NOMINATIONS FOR QLD TEAMS TO TRAVEL TO BUNBURY/BUSSELTON ARE NOW OPEN
In 2019 the Australian Championships will be held in West Australia at Bunbury/Busselton.
Nominations are called for Coaches/Managers for the Qld Teams. To nominate send your details outlining your experience and the team or teams you would be prepared to coach or manage to the Secretary Qld Mens Masters Hockey at
Nominations are also called for players to represent Qld at these championships:
To nominate for a Qld team CLICK HERE
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
The 2019 National Championships will be held in Bunbury/Busselton in WA. The dates are as follows: Sat 28 Sept for two weeks. As in past years the younger age groups will conclude after one week while the older groups will continue for the full two weeks.
The exciting news is that Qld Masters has managed to pre book accommodation for all Qld teams. The resort in Busselton is called Äqua Resort" - check out their website www.theaquaresort.com.au to see this very upmarket venue.
All the Qld teams can be accomodated at this venue which is a huge advantage for team spirit - BBQ's, Team Meetings, Transport, Morning Walks, Pool use etc. Those who can remember staying in accommodation with all the qld teams can vouch for the fantastic advantages this brings.
AQUA RESORT BUSSELTON
Understated luxury accommodation on the shores of the Geographe Bay in the beautiful South West of Western Australia. Located at the gateway of the renowned Margaret River Wine Region the resort is conveniently located only a short drive away from Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River.
Nestled in eight and half acres of mature peppermint woodlands and stunningly landscaped gardens, Aqua Resort offers luxury Beach Front Accommodation with direct beach access. Capturing the quintessential spirit of the Australian beach house holiday the resort provides uncompromising privacy and the very best of contemporary indoor and outdoor living.
With a choice of 1 to 5 bedroom Self Contained Beach Houses, many with their own private heated plunge pool, the Aqua Resort can accommodate the largest of family gatherings through to the most intimate of getaways. Choose from our premium Bay Beach Houses or our spacious and private Grove Beach Houses.
As well as offering luxury accommodation we also provide world class resort facilities such as the 25 metre infinity lap pool, a well equipped gymnasium, steam room, outdoor spa, full size tennis court, stand-up paddle board, bike hire and complimentary stretch and movement pilate classes (school holidays periods only).
Qld Masters have managed to get a great deal on this resort by booking in bulk and the savings have been passed on to you the players.
The resort has 5 bedroom and 4 bedroom options available for share accomodation. Cost per night is $110 per person. This is based on a minimum of 2 people per bedroom so where there are King beds only these will be allocated to players with partners.
There is a minimum of 3 bathrooms (some with 4) per apartment and all have laundry and full size kitchen facilities
Eg. If you bring a partner it will cost you $220 per night. If you bring 2 kids as well that’s $440 per night.
For those who do not want to live in share accomodation there are 2 bedroom and 1 bedroom apartments available. If they are booked and confirmed at the same time as the group accomodation they are $390 and $300 per night respectively. If you would like this option please advise Qld Mens Masters at email@example.com prior to 30 June 2019. There is limited numbers of these options so it’s first in first served.
Everyone will need to confirm their accomodation by 31 July 2019. Once confirmed you will liable to pay the amount owing for your booking. No exceptions including for injuries. Failure to pay will result in being declared unfinancial with Queensland Hockey
Failure to confirm by 31 July 2019 will result in rooms being cancelled and you will be required to book and pay accomodation yourself.
QLD MASTERS COMMITTEE 2019
At the AGM held in Lismore during the 2018 National Championships the following office bearers and committee members were selected:
Chair - Gil Voysey
Secretary - Paul Hardie
Asst. Secretary: Chris Leeder
Treasurer: Phil McLeod
Asst. Treasurer: Damien Negus
Chair of Selectors: Ian Warren
Umpires Coordinators: Scott Orth and Chris Leeder
Website Managers: Mick Lever and David Lassig
Newsletter: Ray Langler
Committee Members: Trevor Johnson, Peter Walker, Brent Kinnane and Wayne Follett
These people work tirelessly behind the scenes to make State Championships happen and organise qld teams for the National Championships.
TRIVIA: Did you know that your Masters Committee subsidised the very successful Qld Dinner to the tune of $4000. This is just oine way that the committee returns excess funds to players.
STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
Individual Nominations for Qld Teams in 2019 are now open.
These championships will be held in Maryborough on 1/2 June 2019.
These championships will be held in Ipswich from May 3 - May 6 2019. This is the May Long Weekend and games will commence Fri evening and conclude on Monday.
To nominate a team to participate in the State Championships CLICK HERE
OVER 60 CARNIVAL
This Selection Carnival will be held in Hervey Bay from Friday April 5 to Sunday April 7. This is 2 weeks prior to Easter and 3 weeks prior to the Trans Tasman Series on the Gold Coast. Registrations for this carnival are now open.
The format for this carnival will be the same as for the previous 6 years. The Carnival is open to all players who were born in 1959 or earlier. For more information CLICK HERE
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.
We currently have more than 900 followers - so if you have not already had a look at the page make sure you do not miss out.
Just go to Qld Men's Masters Hockey from your Facebook page and organise to get all the updates to your Timeline.