IMHA & WGMA World Cup

COACHING AND MANAGER APPOINTMENTS

We are thrilled to announce the Coaching and Manager appointments for the 2018 IMHA and WGMA World Cups in Spain.  CLICK HERE to see the announcements.

PLAYER AVAILABILITY REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

Please find this communication as notification of the procedure for players to make themselves available for selection for the 2018 IMHA and WGMA World Cups in Spain.

DATES

The Men’s 60+ and Men’s 65+ teams will be competing at the World Grand Masters Association (WGMA) event being held as follows:

WGMA Grand Masters Hockey World Cup 2018, Real Club de Polo de Barcelona, 20th – 30th June 2018 – WEBSITE: http://www.worldcupgm2018.com/

All Other teams (Men’s 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+ and Women’s 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+*) will be competing at the International Masters Hockey Association (IMHA) event being held as follows:

IMHA Masters World Cup 2018, Club Egara, Terrassa, 27th July – 5th August 2018 – WEBSITE: http://wcmasters2018.eu/

*Please Note – Women’s 60+ will be entered into the “Other” grade at the IMHA Masters World Cup.

PLAYER SELECTION FOR 2018 – PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

As you will be aware, our National Masters Hockey Tournament will be run from the 19th – 25th November 2017 in Auckland. This is usually the time that trials for NZ Masters selection will take place. Hockey New Zealand have decided that we will not run Trials over a weekend as we have done previously. We would like as many players as possible to attend the National Masters tournament in November, however we do realise that not everyone who wants to make themselves available for New Zealand selection will be able to attend for various reasons, not the least that they have taken leave for 2 weeks already this year after attending the World Masters Games in 2017 and the Trans Tasman Masters Challenge the following week. Given this information, Hockey New Zealand have decided that in order to be eligible for selection into the New Zealand Masters 2018 World Cup sides, players must have attended at least one of the following:

  • World Masters Games Hockey tournament, April 22nd – 30th 2017
  • Trans-Tasman Masters Challenge, May 2nd – 6th 2017
  • National Masters Hockey Tournament, November 19th – 25th 2017

If you fit the above criteria, you are eligible to make yourself available for selection via the link below:

https://2018masters.eventdesq.com/

THE CLOSE OFF DATE FOR PLAYER AVAILABILITY REGISTRATION FOR SELECTION FOR 2018 WORLD CUPS WILL BE

FRIDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

 

COSTINGS

HNZ are yet to confirm cost, however we are estimating the costs to be between $5,000 - $7,000. This estimate includes Flights and Accommodation, along with Umpire subsidy, miscellaneous costs (badges, first aid replenishment etc) uniforms and turf fee costs in Spain. We will be working with our new travel partner House of Travel to put together attractive Masters World Cup packages for participants to keep costs down where possible.

 

COACHING AND MANAGEMENT STAFF

Applications have been received and appointments made for the majority of our coaching and management positions. These will be released to the public prior to the National Masters Hockey Tournament in November. We are still looking for coaches and managers for the following teams.

 

COACH WANTED

MANAGER WANTED

45+ Women

35+ Women

65+ Men

40+ Men

 

45+ Women

 

60+ Women

 

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