The 2019 National Masters Tournament (NMT) was the largest tournament in Masters history with a total of 81 teams competing. Hockey New Zealand (HNZ) would like to recognise the hard work in the lead up and throughout tournament week of the players, coaches, and officials for making the tournament a success.
The NMT was the primary selection event for the NZ Age Group teams who will compete in the Trans-Tasman Masters Hockey Challenge (TTMHC) on the Gold Coast, Australia from the 30th April to 5th of May 2019. The bi-annual international master's tournament started in 2000 and features female and male teams from Australia and New Zealand competing in seven age divisions: Over 35, Over 40, Over 45, Over 50, Over 55, Over 60 and Over 65. Each age division plays three matches and the nation that wins the most divisions across the men’s and women’s competitions is declared the Trans-Tasman Champion.
This year a team of 28 selectors, forming 6 selection panels, all worked together to observe and assess players at NMT. HNZ received over 500 expressions of interest from players, and teams have now been finalised.
In alignment with the MOU with Hockey Australia, teams of 16 have been selected. Non-travelling reserves have been named, in no particular order, in case a replacement player is required.
HNZ would like to thank and acknowledge the work of the selection panels and the Convenor of Selectors Lee Munt and John Daniels in leading the implementation of the Masters Selection Policy and final team selections.
HNZ congratulates all players on a successful NMT and wishes those selected for the TTHMC all the best against Australia.
Please find attached the selected teams for the TTHMC below.
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