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- National Championships Cairns
- Message from the Chairperson Qld Masters
- Qld Uniforms 2015
- Qld Dinner Cairns 2015
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
AUSTRALIAN MEN’S MASTERS HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS
CAIRNS & GREAT BARRIER REEF
26 SEPTEMBER – 11 OCTOBER, 2015
This year’s Australian Men’s Masters Hockey Championships promises spectacular action both on and off the field when it is held in Cairns, the tropical paradise city and gateway to nature’s playground comprising two World Heritage listed wonders of Great Barrier Reef and ancient tropical rainforests.
From Saturday, 26 September to Sunday, 11 October, 2015, more than 1,200 masters-aged men from Australia are expected to converge on this stunning part of the world to take part in what will be a history-making event. The Australian Men’s Masters Hockey Championship is a state versus state competition deciding Australia’s best while selectors will be out in force to select the team for each age category that will compete in the International Masters.
Presented by Hockey Australia in conjunction with Cairns Hockey Association participants can expect to enjoy a fabulous blend of fierce and friendly competition, entertainment and leisure programs.
It is expected that close to 3000 people will attend consisting of players, officials, medical and support crews as well as partners, families and friends over the 16 day event.
As a sporting city and leading tourism destination, Cairns offers competitors the perfect combination of stunning diverse natural beauty and first class sporting infrastructure, world-class accommodation, dining and touring options and professional support services.
For more info go to the Aust Masters Hockey Championships Cairns at:
QLD UNIFORMS 2015
Your new 2015 Qld Uniforms should have been ordered and paid for and no doubt you are anxiusly awaiting delivery. Regal is planning to send the uniforms from 5 September to the address you supplied when you ordered .
If this causes a problem for you as you will be travelling at this time, please contact Regal with your order number provided when you ordered to discuss an alternate delivery address.
QLD DINNER 2015
The Queensland Dinner will be on Thursday night October 1, and all players, coaches, managers and supporters are warmly invited. This year’s function will be something quite different and I think it will be very special.
Keep this date free as the Qld Dinner has traditionally been a highlight of the National Championships.
QLD MASTERS ON FACEBOOK
As many of you are aware, Qld Masters is on Facebook. this is an excellent place to catch up with the latest news and information on all things Qld Masters Hockey. Everything from match results, up to the minute news and most importantly photos can be found there. Just search for Qld Masters Hockey from you Facebook page and stay connected.
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRPERSON QLD MASTERS
Cairns Hockey is getting pretty excited about hosting the National Masters this year, and preparations are well and truly under way.
Queensland Masters teams (13 in all) have all been named and on paper at least we look really strong in all divisions. I reckon we have had a triple-bunger effect that has resulted in the strongest ever nominations for state teams
• A home tournament, and
• At an exciting destination, and
• The possible prospect of selection in Aussie teams for a home Masters World Cup in Newcastle in 2016.
The numbers of nominations from players at our state championships this year was far higher than I have ever seen. This meant we had many disappointed players not selected. This is something we haven’t really seen before, however so far, about 30 Queensland players have managed to find places in interstate teams.
The format of this year’s tournament is slightly different to recent years. There are two reasons for this – one being a recent move to shorter timeframes for younger age groups, the other because we have just two pitches to accommodate 230 games. So some games will be played later in the day, and Over 35, 40, 45 will all have finals on the first Sunday.
I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone in September.
STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS
Congratulations to the following centres on their success at the State Championships and Selection Trials for 2015.
Over 50 Division 1 Mackay (3-2) V Townsville
Over 50 Division 2 Toowoomba (1-0) V Fraser Coast
Over 40 Division 1 Gold Coast (5-0) V Ipswich 1
Over 40 Division 2 Brisbane Gold (2-0) V Townsville
Over 35 Division 1 Bundaberg ( 3 - 0 Penalty Shootout) V Warwick
Over 35 Division 2 Brisbane 1 ( 2-1) V Gympie