Our Master’s hockey community has grown tremendously over the years. In March 2019, the annual National Masters Tournament had 81 teams from across the country – a record number of teams at the tournament. This made it New Zealand’s largest domestic hockey tournament to date. 

Below you will find information about all things Masters, including a highlight video from the 2019 National Masters Tournament.

 Stay up to date with all things Masters by joining the Hockey New Zealand Masters Facebook Group.

Please click on the event button for further information.


World Masters Hockey Expressions of Interest

Hockey New Zealand is excited to open expressions of interest and player registrations for the 2020 WMH Masters World Cup’s 

EOI’s for positions include: Convenor of Selectors, Selectors, Coaches, Managers and Umpires

Registrations: Players for all HNZ age groups.

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 is selecting teams to travel to the following tournaments: 

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: Cape Town, 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

New Zealand Hockey’s Master’s Team’s Coaches, Managers’ and Umpires positions for the 2020 Masters World Cups is now open via the following link:

EOI (coaches, managers, umpires and selectors)- Click here

Players Registration – click here

IMPORTANT INFORMATION for consideration when completing forms: 

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 HNZ Masters Selection Policy.


In alignment with the HNZ Masters Selection Policy, dispensation requests are available for the following; 

  • A player who would like to be considered for selection for a New Zealand Masters Age Group Team but is unable to attend the National Masters Tournament  
  • A player who would like to request for selection into a New Zealand Masters Age Group Team which is below their current age group  
  • A coach who would like to be considered as a Player-Coach  
  • An umpire or technical official who is unavailable to attend the National Masters Tournament and has not participated in a Masters National Tournament as an umpire or technical official in the last two years  

 For more information regarding dispensations, please refer to the HNZ Masters Selection Policy  

To Apply For Dispensation Click here

The closing dates for dispensations are,   

  • Player Dispensations – 31st January 2020 
  • Coach Dispensations – 15th November 2019  
  • Umpire and Technical Officials Dispensations – 31st December 2019 

The HNZ dispensation committee will review and respond to dispensation requests within 14 days of the closing date. All decisions made by HNZ committee will be final.  

Coaching EOI’s close NOVEMBER 15TH 2019

Managers EOI’s close NOVEMBER 22ND2019

Selectors and Umpires close DECEMBER 2019

Players Registrations close JANUARY 31ST 2020

If you experience difficulties in completing the on-line form, please email a clear explanation of your area of difficulty.

Masters Advisory Group

Hockey New Zealand have established a Masters Advisory Group to assist us with the growth and development of masters hockey throughout New Zealand. The main objective of the group is to help grow masters hockey by advising Hockey New Zealand about a range of opportunities across the community.

Current Masters Advisory Group (as at November, 2019):
Anil NathooUpper North Island
Geoff WilliamsonCentral North Island
Leah MurphyLower North Island / Upper South Island
Lee Munt Central South Island
Tania CassidyLower South Island

Masters Advisory Group Terms of Reference – Click here

Advisory Group Meeting Minutes

Archive Information

Trans-Tasman Masters Team Lists

2019 National Master Tournament Highlights