Cancer Council – A Note of Appreciation

As we near the end of our 2021 Quarter 2 it is nice to reflect a little on the beginning, and the relocation of ‘Life Night’ to the first Monday of Quarter 2.

After the games, out on the Lyneham fields, players moved into Pick-up-Sticks for short social evening: a couple of drinks; some nibbles; some draws (lucky door!) and some find-a-ball. This small array of events designed to entertain and to also support a chosen charity.

At Thursday June 24’th HHhockey, Leo made a short ‘at-the-bar’ speech in handing over a cheque to Mr Greg McRoberts, ACT President – ACT & Region Prostate Cancer Support Group, in support of research into the management and treatment of prostate cancer. And now a note of appreciation with respect to our club’s donation, which is appended, has been received from Cancer Council ACT.



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: