About Our Masters Teams

Ryde currently fields 4 Men's Masters teams

Ryde Master Hockey Players and New Master Players

2018 was an extremely successful year with the club fielded a team in each grade.

The 2019 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 2019.

Player Eligibility
You need to turn 40 years of age in 2019 (ie before the 31st Dec 2019).
The exception is: A grade – where the age limit is reduced to over 35. 
 
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 $300 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 2019. If you are interested in playing Masters in 2019 please contact Mark Richard via mastersmen@rydehockey.com.au.

Team coordinators for 2019 will most probably be;
A Grade                     Mark Ellis
B Grade                     Scott Familton
C/D Grade                 Mark Richard / Steve Reilly
E 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 Masters Coordinator: Mark Richard via mastersmen@rydehockey.com.au or on 0418 752 295  

Women's Masters - NSWHA

Ryde Women’s Master Hockey Players and New Master Players (Playing under NWSHA)

Dear Masters Players,

Hello and welcome to the 2019 Women’s  Masters season. We are looking forward to seeing you all this year and if you have friends or team mates from Summer Hockey who are also interested, please get them to fill out an Intent to Play form and bring them along. With NWSHA teams playing in Division 1 to 4 at SWHL, there is a team and a level of hockey suitable for everyone.

We have been advised that the Masters season start on Wednesday 10th and Monday 15th of April. If you have not completed the online Intent to Play, please do so as soon as possible.

Trials for the 2019 season have been scheduled for three Friday evenings in February. 

All trials will be held at the Keith Thompson Hockey Centre, Waterloo Road, North Ryde. Divisions 1 & 2 will trial on Friday 8th February and Divisions 3 & 4 on Friday 15th February. The  final trials will be held on Friday 22nd February and will be for all four divisions. 

Trials will run from 6:30 pm to 9:00pm. Please come earlier to sign on and get organised. There will be a BBQ running each night after trials for all players.

SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR GOAL KEEPERS

Goal keepers, please note that there will be specific goal keeper trial exercises PRIOR to the field games. These will commence at 6:20pm. Please ensure you are at the ground in time to be ready to take the field at this time.

We are looking for a number of coaches (and managers) for next season, so if you are interested or know someone suitably skilled who would be interested, please get in touch. 

We hope that 2019 will bring success on the field as well as more good times and friendship off it. If your availability or circumstances have changed since last year, please let me know.

We will send out more information as it comes to hand, but if anyone has any questions please email me or call me on 0418 245768.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon

Pippa Quilty

Women’s Master’s Coordinator – masterswomen@rydehockey.com.au or on 0418 245 768 

NWSHA Women’s Masters Committee Chairperson 

 
“It’s not that bad getting old if you all are there to catch up with and play good hockey”
Ina Cadorin 2016