2020 Masters World Cup’s on the horizon

Masters Hockey is the fastest growing segment within hockey. The tournaments have grown to a record size with over 2000 players at the Exin Masters World Cup in Terrassa, Catalonia and more than 1200 players at the Grand Masters World Cup in Barcelona, Spain in 2018 – the largest tournament ever!

The recent formation of World Masters Hockey (WMH), now responsible for all age groups of Masters hockey for both men and women, have taken the opportunity to split the tournaments offering more countries the opportunity to host these events. Better quality and more exposure!

HNZ will be selecting teams for the following;

WMH World Cup: Nottingham, ENGLAND, 3rd – 18th August 2020 (16 days)

  • Masters 35’s Men and Women
  • Masters 40’s Men and Women

WMH World Cup: Capetown, SOUTH AFRICA, 14th – 30th September 2020 (17 days)

  • Masters 45’s Men and Women
  • Masters 50’s Men and Women
  • Masters 55’s Men and Women
  • Masters 60’s Women
  • Masters 65’s Women

WMH World Cup, Tokyo, JAPAN, 1st – 16th November 2020 (16 days)

  • Masters 60’s Men
  • Masters 65’s Men
  • Masters 70’s Men
  • Masters 75’s Men

MASTERS WORLD CUP NOMINATION INFORMATION

Hockey New Zealand (HNZ) will be seeking player registrations and expressions of interest for team management roles (Conveyer of Selectors, Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Manager) for all our age group teams for the 2020 WMH World Cups.

Player Registrations and Team Management EOI’s will open on the 30th September via the HNZ Masters Webpage – click here.

HNZ will assess all team management EOI’s and short list applicants to complete an interview process before appointments are made. In the case where HNZ does not feel there is an appropriate candidate, they may advertise again or request support from associations to identify an appropriate candidate.

Important Information:

Participation is at nominees’ full expense. HNZ is currently working with House of Travel to finalise the cost of the land package which includes, accommodation, team vans, and any official team dinners.

Flights, uniform, travel insurance and team camps are an additional expense.

All nominees will be required to agree to abide by the FIH and the HNZ Code of Conduct. You will need to have a valid passport in order to travel.

Teams are selected as per the Masters Selection Policy.

Player Selection Process Summary

  1. Player’s register via HNZ Website
  2. Wider training squads selected at the 2020 National Masters Championships to be held in Christchurch 23rd to 29th February 2020.
  3. Travelling teams will be named post the first scheduled training camp.

NOTE: Traveling Players must attend training camps that will be held in New Zealand prior to the tournament. This has NOT been included in the estimated travel costs. Training camps will be arranged by team management in conjunction with HNZ. Camps will be held at a suitable time and location relating to their applicable World Cup. Players will be advised of these as soon as practical.

Posted on Monday, 23 September, 2019 | MastersSlider