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Quality of Veterans Hockey

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What a difference a year makes!

It is quite noticeable that many clubs are now taking Veterans Hockey very seriously.  A number of the A Division Veterans teams encourage their players to also play in a grade team on Saturday, thereby increasing their game time, and hopefully maintaining a richer vein of form.

There also appears to have been an injection of youth into a number of teams.  This suggests that Veterans Hockey in Sydney will continue to grow, with younger, skillful players electing to carry on playing, even after their first grade careers are over.  Perhaps understandably, we are not seeing former international players in our ranks, given the amount of hockey they played during their career.

This can only make for more enjoyable hockey.

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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.