Dates for the Nationals

Hockey Australia recently confirmed the details for the 2021 Australian Masters
Hockey Championships, following several months of deliberations between the
National Association, Local and State Government agencies. As you can imagine
COVID19 and various restrictions were forefront in discussions.
Unlike previous years the 2021 Championships will be played across three
venues and over an extended date period, and will include the Women’s
Championship within the extended competition format.
Dates & Locations
The dates and locations, by Age group, are as follows:

34; 40; 40/2; 45 & 45/2
Newcastle International Hockey Centre – 23rd September – 3rd October 2021
(Matches and presentations complete by 1pm on 3 Oct 21)

50; 55; 60; 65; 70 & 75
Central Coast Hockey Park, Wyong – 29th September – 9th October 2021

50/2; 55/2; 60/2 & 65/2
Maitland Hockey Turf, 29th – September – 9th October 2021
ACT Masters Hockey will call for nominations in ALL age groups commencing on 1 April
2021. Nominations must be completed using the on-line nomination process on the ACT
Masters website.  Go To >> Newcastle 2021 (main menu)

ACT Masters Hockey and COVID-19

ACT Masters Hockey
ACT Masters Hockey Logo ACT Masters and COVID-19

Dear members

Along with all sports worldwide, and in every other aspect of our lives, Masters Hockey has been forced to make changes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Your committee is working to ensure our membership is as safe a possible, especially as many of us fit the most “at risk” groups.

The good thing is that the association will not lose anything: while we won’t collect fees, we won’t pay field hire, so your association will be well placed to continue as soon as the situation eases.

The current state of affairs:

Monday Night Hockey: After much discussion the ACT Masters Association has decided the final round of the current quarter, due to be played on 23 March will be abandoned. That said, Barton were consulted in the process of making this decision, have elected to play the final round. If you would like to play, ACT Masters will arrange field bookings. Please contact your team manager and let me know by 9.30am on Monday 23 March. Please follow the directions from Hockey ACT regarding social distancing. The latest guidelines can be found on ACT Hockey’s website.

In forward planning we propose to miss the Easter and Anzac Day holidays, but will consider starting the second quarter from 30 March if conditions allow.

Canberra Championships and LifeNight (Northside vs Southside vs Outside): This social comp due to be played over two weeks on 30 March and 6 April has been postponed until further notice.

NSW over 55 championships have been cancelled

Australian Championships planned for the Gold Coast in June-July have been postponed. No date has been suggested, but expectation is it will be as late in the year as possible. Players who have nominated for ACT teams will receive further information shortly.

Thursday Afternoon Hockey Happy Hour was cancelled this afternoon. A decision will be made on a weekly basis and notified on our website and to participants by email.

We will endeavour to keep you up to date on all aspects as measures from our lead sporting bodies, state and federal governments evolve.

Leo Clarke

ACT Masters Hockey

Welcome to Hockey 2020

Hi everybody
At least for the next month or so we can change our Thursday afternoons from the Happy Hour of Hockey to Hot as Hell Hockey! Hopefully by hit off at 4 pm this week, January 30, it won’t be too bad. Better than Friday will be anyway.
So come on down and share bush-fire, hail and drought stories, and maybe play a little hockey. See you there.

Exp’s of Interest; Umpires & Officials; 2020 Masters Events

from Craig:

Hockey Australia Masters are again seeking expressions of interest for Technical and Umpiring panels, including HA appointed and volunteer positions at our 2020 Men’s & Women’s National Masters Championships.  EOI’s will close on Monday 13 January 2020.

Masters National Championships dates:

  • Men’s Masters Over 45s-75s, Gold Coast 27 June – 12 July (Officials may volunteer for full event or first week/second week)
  • Women’s Masters Over 34s – 65s, Cairns 1 – 11 July
  • Men’s Masters Over 34s & 40s, Gold Coast 1 – 10 October


In 2020, Hockey Australia will again provide:

  • 1x Officials Shirt (1x per person, not per event)
  • Umpiring Shirts – Green & Pink (for those who haven’t been issued them previously)
  • $10 Voucher each day to be used for lunch or dinner at onsite vendors
  • Light refreshments/snacks daily
  • Coaching / Mentoring & Feedback
  • Potential for HockeyEd Practical Assessments
  • Some Laughs (possibly)


Umpires and Technical Officials who are interested, should click on the links below to express their interest:


Technical Officials: