O60s Newcastle Nomination Form
For the past 4-5 years a number of SE
Qld players have been travelling to play in the O60s Alan Richardson
Memorial Carnival, held in Newcastle. In 2018 the carnival is being
held on February 23, 24 & 25th.
Nomination form LINK.
The Newcastle hockey centre has three top quality fields (the
planned clubhouse restructure will not affect the carnival), and is
within easy walking distance of the well-known Wests Club and its
associated Executive Inn accommodation (where most of the SEQ contingent
Anyone over the age of 60 can nominate, and players' age/skill/fitness are evenly spread throughout teams.
An informal dinner at a nearby Bowls Club on the Friday night sees
players meeting their fellow team mates. Games are played on the
Saturday (3) and Sunday morning (1).
On the Sunday a farewell BBQ lunch (12:30pm-ish) is followed by
some "special awards" to players (previous recipients have included a
few SEQ players!) before heading back home.
Most SEQ players fly to Newcastle Friday and return Sunday (book early
to get the cheap fares), however some make the journey by car (a 9-10
Accommodation at Executive Inn is best booked as a "group members' booking" to get special discounts.
Phone 02 4935 1100.
The Newcastle carnival is similar to the Qld 60s-PLUS selection carnival
(which will be held in Hervey Bay on Fri 20th, Sat 21st, Sun
22nd April, 2018 to select players for the Queensland O60s, O65s,
O70s & O75s teams). However, the Newcastle carnival is not
used as a selection trial.