Welcome to the website of the WGMA! We hope you find the contents interesting, and we would be pleased to have any feedback which could complement or improve the information provided.
The current membership stands at 18 nations, new members in 2014 being Ireland and Spain, plus Alliance International Hockey Club.


Peter Child,
WGMA President
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Formation of an FIH Masters Hockey Panel in July 2013.
 See official FIH Press Release under 'Masters Hockey'
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The year 2014 will be a fantastic WGMA year with the 7th Grand Masters Hockey World Cup in The Hague, The Netherlands embedded in the Rabobank Hockey World Cup men & women. We will update information on the tournament as soon as it becomes available (see 'World Cup The Hague 2014') (latest newsletter no. 3 Feb 2014 now inserted).

It will be our biggest tournament ever, with 56 teams participating involving around 1200 players, coaches, managers, judges and umpires. Also for the first time, 3 Women's 60+ teams, England, Australia and The Netherlands, will be taking part (playing with the younger Women's Masters teams in Rotterdam).

The address of  the official tournament website is : www.WGMA2014.nl 

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1st inaugural Vintage Grand Masters (75+) hockey match held in November between England and Holland
See article under 'Latest News'

2nd Grand Masters Hockey Asian Cup 
was held at Hong Kong Football Club, 30th October - 3rd November 2013. See article under 'Latest News'.

Invitation to
17th Euroluc Super Veterans + 60 Tournament in Lille, France March 2014
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Bravo! Super Veterans France has announced the founding of a new association called

Super Veterans Association for Field Hockey

with the aim of entering a team for the main WGMA tournaments in 2013 and onwards. See article under 'Latest News'.

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For those interested in the future development of Masters hockey worldwide, they may like to read the following articles expressing WGMA's views, 'The Way Ahead' and 'Masters Hockey - A Blueprint for the Future'. These are to be found under the 'Masters Hockey' Heading.

For information, talks are ongoing with FIH on this subject.

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The 4th GM Hockey European Cup tournament will be held
 in Kontich, Belgium at RoyaBeerschot  THC,
from Sunday, 18th August till Friday, 23rd August 2012 inclusive
(see official Invitation under 'Euro. Cup Beerschot 2013').


Please note that more information relating to this tournament can be found in the special tournament website set up by Royal Beerschot THC :


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The Trans Tasman Masters Challenge 2013 will take place in Auckland, New Zealand from 4th till 12th May. This bi-annual competition is a series of three test matches between Australia and New Zealand in the Masters age groups of Men and Women : Over 40/45/50/55, and Grand Masters Men Over 60. There is also a separate invitational competition this year for Women Over 60. 

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The Australia Men's Over 65 and Over 70 teams will be touring Malaysia, Japan and Korea from 6th till 28th May 2013, with matches in Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Yamanashi, Fukui,  Hiroshima, Kyoto and Seoul.
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New President of Alliance International H.C.


As of August 2012, the new president of Alliance International H.C. is Jose (Pepe) Borell Juanico, a former Spanish international hockey player, who succeeds Jorgos Dramitinos of Greece.

Grand Masters Hockey World Cup in Oxford, 24th August 2012

Netherlands are Grand Masters Over 60s World Champions!
In an exciting and close Final, Netherlands defeated Australia 2 - 1


(For full results, see extra Results page)

Great Grand Masters (Over 65s) Champions were England, winning 3 - 1 against Germany, and Senior Grand Masters (Over 70s) were Australia, beating England 1 - 0 in the Final.

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Article on Visit of Australian Grand Masters to Tilburg, The Netherlands August 2012 (under heading "Masters")



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EuroHockey Championships 2015 in London, England
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For a Farewell Message from our former Vice President, Bernard Verbunt, see under Heading "Miscellaneous".
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A new page, 'Masters Hockey', has been opened to cover latest developments in promoting Masters hockey in the world, particularly through coordination between FIH, WGMA and IMHA with National Hockey Associations.
Current news :
Meeting in May 2012 between FIH, WGMA and IMHA at London Olympic stadium.
A paper prepared in February 2012 by Adrian Stephenson, Hon.Secretary WGMA, is now included covering "Masters hockey - a Blueprint for the Future". It raises interesting ideas for improving and developing overall Masters hockey in the world.
We would, of course, be interested to have any views and ideas from website readers on this subject.
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The following additional articles
can currently be found under
Latest News :

1)  
16th Euroluc Tournament, Lille, France March 2013

2
)  London chosen for the EHB EuroHockey Championships in 2015

3) Invitation to an Over 60s international tournament in Australia, June 2013
 - unfortunately now cancelled
4)
New De Zestigplussers B
oard elected on 8th November 2011


5)
1st WGMA Asian Cup and Singapore Grand Masters Cup held in   Singapore,End of October 2011 - plus Final Results

6) GM Hockey World Cup August 2012 in Oxford

7) Calling all World Umpires!

8) Alliance International Hockey Club formed


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