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As a lifelong hockey tragic, I have been maintaining a hockey blog for over ten years. It has undergone several transformations during that time

2021 NSW Over 34's

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After a one year and two week hiatus, Men's Masters Hockey made at comeback with the Over 34's and Over 65's taking the field for the 2021 State Championships on the Central Coast.

2019 Australian Championship Summary

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At the conclusion of the 2019 NSW Over 40/45 State Championships, the NSW teams to contest the Australian Men's Masters Hockey Championships were named. As with 2018, I was lucky enough to be name...

The Masters Hockey World Cup beckons

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In September 2019 I was tempted into putting my name forward for consideration to be a manager for a Hockey Australia Masters Hockey team. I know, I'm a Kiwi, but apparently that doesn't matter as...

State vs State

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After yesterdays result against Queensland, the Waratahs realised that they would have to lift their game to ensure they didn't suffer an early departure from these championships. Their seco...

Tough Day

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The Waratahs got a tough introduction to playing at an Australian Championship with a match against the defending champions, Queensland.   The Barras came armed with their A G...

Training Day

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Friday dawned fine and clear, after Thursday had turned cold and wet.   With 24 hours until our first game, the boys turned up at training ready to go. With only two players absent due ...

Our team, our identity!

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We are less than five days away from taking the field for our first match at the 2018 Australian Men's Masters Hockey Championships.

The Shaws Bay Hotel

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We have selected The Shaws Bay Hotel as our clubrooms while we are in Ballina. At least one other NSW team has organised to use the hotel as their clubrooms, so I would anticipate some good times ...

Medical Guidelines

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Each year, Sharon Dixon, the head of the NSW Men's Masters Hockey medical team, provides the managers with some solid medical guidelines. I am yet to receive the 2018 version, so thought I'd run wi...

Competition Updates

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Having spent the better part of the last ten years administering numerous competitions, I passionately hate the way that the draw is published for the Australian Men's Masters Hockey Championships.

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