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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or on 0418 752 295
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.
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
NWSHA Women’s Masters Committee Chairperson