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2009 World Masters Games

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wmgameslogoHave you ever wanted to participate in the Olympic Games, but owing to the selectors lack of vision and foresight, been omitted from selection?  Or did injury rob you of the chance to play for the state when you were younger?

Commencing on Saturday 10th October 2009, at venues across Sydney, the World Masters Games provide you with an opportunity to participate in an event that will have more participants than the 2008 Olympic Games, while at the same time, allowing you to enjoy the competition and camaraderie of international hockey.

Like all of us, I enjoy playing hockey.  This event being help in Sydney is too tempting for me to resist, so I have taken on the challenge of co-ordinating a team to compete in the games.  I'm beating the drums, sending texts and emails, and doing my best to drum up interest in this event.

Of course, it does pose a small dilemma.  The Veterans National Championships finish on the same day!  Thankfully, the Hockey competition does not start until Sunday 11th October, so I have time to fly back from Melbourne, put my turf shoes out to air, and then pack the bag again for another 5-7 games of hockey.

Committed? Maybe.  Mad?  Definitely!!!

If you want to find out more details, check out http://www.2009worldmasters.com.  If you want to be part of a hockey team playing in the games, drop me an email on .

Author Info
Mark Matheson
Chief Bottle Washer
Mark is the former President of the Sydney Masters Hockey Association and is a current NSW manager in the Over 40's age group. When he is not working in the hockey community, Mark runs an IT Consultancy offering IT Management and business process change services.


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