A very successful Over 60 Hockey Carnival was again held on the Sunshine Coast from 6-8 March.
There were almost 100 players in attendance who were allocated to 7 teams. Each team played 5 games over the weekend and much fun was had playing with and against old Hockey mates. There was much good natured rivalry, lots of clever comments back and forth and all the goals and moments of glory were embroidered and extended over drinks between games.
The Qld selectors were watching the excitement and had a very difficult task choosing Over 60, 65 and Over 70 teams to represent Qld in Cairns later this year. There were a huge number of players vying for the positions and for the first time many players failed to gain selection. It is hoped that any of these players who missed out on a Qld team will be able to find a place in a team from another State if they really want to be part of the Australian Championships.
OVER 40/ 50 CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Over 40 and Over 50 State Championships will be held in Ipswich from 8 - 11 May. The format for these championships is a little different this year - there will no longer be an Over 45 and Over 55 Championships - centres will be invited to nominate teams in either the Over 40 or over 50 section of the event and there will be a "second" division in each age group which will be predominately for Over 45 and Over 55.
Please note that these championships will commence Friday lunch and continue until Monday afternoon. As this is not a long weekend in Qld, players will need to organise time off work to allow them to attend.
OVER 35 CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Qld Over 35 Championships will be held on 12, 13,14 June in Gympie. The championships will commence Fri afternoon and conclude sun afternoon.
Due dates for Nominations are as follows:
Over 40,45,50,55 Individual Nominations for a Qld Team - 6 May
Over 35 Individual Nominations for a Qld Team - 10 June
Due dates for nominations for TEams to participate in these championships are as follows:
Over 40 and Over 50: 24 April
Over 35: 30 May
To nominate for either selection in a Qld team or to nominate a team to participate in the championships please go to the Teams Heading on the Qld Masters Website and click Nominations.
PLAYERS LOOKING FOR TEAMS:
IF you are looking for a team to join for any of these championships or if you are looking for players to fill your team, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your playing position, age etc and Ray Langler will keep a list of potential players to give to teams looking for extra players.
Members of the Qld Masters Committee have been busy selecting a supplier fr the 2015 Qld uniforms. The supplier has now been chosen, designs selected and players at the Over 60 carnival were able to try the uniforms for size at the Over 60 carnival. The exact design were not yet available but everyone who was interested were abel to try the shirts and shorts and hopefully kept a record of the preferred sizes for ordering at a later date.
It is hoped that this opportunity will be available for the other State Championships with the added bonus of the exact design of the shirts and shorts being available.
OVER 60/65/70 TEAMS SELECTED
At the conclusion of the Over 60 carnival the Qld Over 60,65 and 70 teams were announced. There were many disappointed players but unfortunately there were too many nominations for the teams. There have been 2 Over 60 teams selected and one each of Over 70 and Over 65 teams.
Congratulations to the players selected - we know that you will proudly represent Qld in the knowledge that there are many players who would love to be given the opportunity to be part of a Qld team.
To see the list of platers selected, click on the Teams heading of the website and choose the team you are interested in.