About Our Masters Teams

Ryde currently fields 4 Men's Masters teams

Ryde Master Hockey Players and New Master Players

2017 was an extremely successful year with the club fielded a 4th Masters team and thus had a team in each grade.

The 2018 Sydney Men’s Masters Hockey competition will start with the Pre-Season Comp in the first week of February and the main competition in the last week of Feb or first week of March 2018.

Player Eligibility
You need to turn 40 years of age in 2018 (ie before the 31st Dec 2018).
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 2018 and
  • One player who will be 36 by 31st December 2018 and
  • One player who will be 37 by 31st December 2018

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
 
Typically, Masters is played at Olympic on Tuesday or Wednesday nights – earliest game 6:15 & latest game 9:30.

The competition structure has typically been 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 announced in January and have been around $290 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 2018. If you are interested in playing Masters in 2018 please contact Scott Morrison.

Team coordinators for 2018 will most probably be;
A Grade                     Greg Findley
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: Our Men’s or Women’s Masters Coordinator.
  

Men’s Masters State Championships 2018 – tba.

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