Masters News

Masters Hockey is the fastest growing segment within hockey. The World Cup 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!

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

While Covid-19 played havoc with the 2020 and 2021 WMH events, it is hoped that the 2022 World Cups events will be able to take place without too much disruption.  WMH have committed to an early decision if the events are to be cancelled due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic.

HNZ is committed to supporting the events (Covid-19 permitting) and will be selecting teams for the following:

WMH World Cup: Nottingham, ENGLAND

Nottingham Hockey Centre University Boulevard, Nottingham, England
12th August  – 21st August 2022

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

WMH World Cup: Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town Hockey Centre 2 Willow Rd, Observatory, Cape Town
1st October – 10th October 2022 

      • 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

Oi Hockey Stadium 4-chome, Yashio, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
19th – 29th October 2022

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


Hockey New Zealand (HNZ) will be seeking player registrations and expressions of interest for team management roles (selectors, coaches and managers) for all our age group teams for the 2020 WMH World Cups.

Player Registrations and Team Management EOI’s will open on the 15 December 2022 via the HNZ Masters Webpage – click here. 

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

Important Information:

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

Flights, uniform, travel insurance and pre-event 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. Training squads selected at the 2022 National Masters Championships to be held in Tauranga 20th to 26th February 2022. 
    3. Travelling teams of up to 18 members will be named after 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. Players will be advised of these as soon as practical.

View the World Masters Hockey website for additional information.