About Ryde Masters Hockey Club

Ryde currently fields 4 Men's Masters teams

Ryde Master Hockey Players and New Master Players

2014 was an extremely successful year with both A and B grade taking out the minor premiership and the premiership.
The club fielded a 4th Masters team and thus had a team in each grade.

It would be great to back up 2014 with another good year across the 4 grades and consolidate our playing numbers particularly in the higher grades.

The 2015 Sydney Men’s Masters Hockey competition will start with the Pre-Season Comp in the first week of February 4-5th
and the main competition in the last week of Feb or first week of March 2015.
 
Player Eligibility
You need to turn 40 years of age in 2015 (ie before the 31st Dec 2015).
The exception is: A grade are allowed to have on their roster 5 underage players however only 3 can take part in a game.

  • One player who will be 35 by 31st December 2015 and
  • One player who will be 36 by 31st December 2015 and
  • One player who will be 37 by 31st December 2015

This means a team can have up to a maximum of 5 players approved by the Board (in various ages),however they can only have up to any of the following combinations play in each specific game –

1×35, 1×36, 1×37 to39 1×35,2×37 to39 2×36, 1×37 to39 1×37,2×38 to39 3×37 to39
 
Masters is played at Olympic on Tuesday or Wednesday nights – earliest game 6:15 & latest game 9:30.
The 2015 competition structure will be along the following lines –

Sydney Masters Premier League           A grade                 8 teams            14 rounds (2 games against all other teams) plus 4 team final series (3 weeks)

Sydney Masters Cup                               B Grade                8 teams            14 rounds (2 games against all other teams) plus 4 team final series (3 weeks)

Sydney “Masters” League                      C Grade                 8 teams            14 rounds (2 games against all other teams) plus 4 team final series (3 weeks)

Sydney “Legends” League                     D Grade                 6 teams            15 rounds (3 games against all other teams) plus 4 team final series (3 weeks)
 
Fees will be approximately $280 plus $15 / game for pre-season and then an additional ~$100 for insurance / affiliation fees (if you play Saturday hockey this fee is not required).

Masters hockey is:

  • A great way to continue your hockey career,
  • Have the opportunity to be selected in Sydney representative teams (35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60s), potentially be selected to play for NSW and even Australia (see dates below).
  • Play with your mates
  • Get a bit fitter
  • And enjoy an after game social drink.

Ryde would like to get confirmation of its Masters playing roster for 2015. If you are interested in playing Masters in 2015 please contact Steve Reilly.

Team coordinators for 2015 will most probably be;
A Grade                     Richard Ellison
B Grade                     Scott Familton
C Grade                     Steve Reilly
D Grade                     Stephen Graham

Please let players know who are eligible to play and particularly at A grade standard and anyone who falls into the underage rule for A grade.

For further information, please contact:
 
Steve Reilly
0419619324
mandysteve1@bigpond.com
http://www.rydehockey.com.au/
 

Men’s Masters State Championships 2015 – Provisional Dates

Mens Masters Championships Location           Dates
Over 55’s/63’s                          Bathurst                 20,21,22 March
Over 50’s                                  Moorebank             17,18,19  April
Over 35’s                                  Central Coast        15,16,17 May
Over 45’s                                  Newcastle              29,30, 31 May
Over 40’s                                  Illawarra                  26,27,28th  June

Video: Ryde Pride 2014

A look back at some of the action from Ryde Hockey Club's Family Day 2014 - a day that epitomises what this great club is all about.