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.
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.
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:
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:
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