On the 27th of July the Exin Masters World Cup 2018 will get underway in Terrassa, Spain.
Hockey New Zealand is excited to have ten teams and 15 officials represent New Zealand.
Held every two years, the Masters World Cup is the pinnacle event for the Masters Hockey community. New Zealand has had a strong history of success, taking home eight medals in 2016.
The New Zealand Women’s 60s side will be looking to defend their World Title. Coach Deborah Armstrong and Manager Fiona Perry have returned from their success in 2016 to lead the team in Spain.
The New Zealand teams will be supported by Chef De Mission Jan Mckenzie-Laurence and Medical Lead Doctor John Gemming. Hockey New Zealand would like to thank both Jan and John for their support in preparing for the tournament and in advance for their work in Spain.
Teams and officials will be tested with hot conditions alongside the challenges of competing on the other side of the world. The hard work and dedication from players and management teams to date will undoubtedly assist in managing these challenges and enabling every team to perform to their best.
Hockey New Zealand would like to wish all the teams and officials all the best and look forward to tracking the results and supporting from home.