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Inaugural Masters' pre-season Super Nine's Cup
The Brisbane Masters' Hockey Committee is excited to announce the details for the inaugural Masters' Hockey Super Nine's Cup 2018 (and calls for initial team nominations – which will close midnight on Sunday 10th Dec, 2017).
Hurry! Only 8 Club-based team spots are available.
Date: Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th February, 2018
Venue: Brisbane North Hockey Centre, Burringbah Park, Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside.
  • Competition of 8 Club-based teams with a minimum of 12 players. Maximum of 16 players for each game, with a maximum Squad of 20 players for Tournament.
  • Only two (2) players 35-39 age bracket per team. Each team must have at least 2 players aged 50 or above.
  • Cost is $975 per team (minimum of 6 games).
  • Full ground facilities will be provided including canteen and BBQ.
  • Saturday night will be a social event.
Click this LINK to download a PDF of the Competition details (including Match Rules and Nomination Form) or alternatively use this email link to submit a team nomination.
Nominations must include:
Team Name
Team Colour/s
Receipt of non-refundable $500 per team
Manager contact details and signed acknowledgement of tournament rules.
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 stay).
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 hour drive).
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.
Monday Night Social Hockey 
It's time you started your pre-season training! Come along to the Monday Night Masters' Social hockey where you can play against or with Masters' players from 35 to 75 years of age.
Official start time is 7:30pm to finish at 9:00pm at Easts' Tiger Turf, Carina. Cost is $10.
As players arrive at the field, they form teams (black shirts v white shirts). There are no short corners. It's an excellent way of staying fit as well as increasing your skills by trying new techniques and tricks or playing new positions under a competitive, but friendly environment.
Bring a plain white shirt, and a plain black shirt. (And a plain red shirt for when numbers increase to 3 teams).
Thursday Arvo hockey 
Each Thursday 3:00-4:30pm at Easts' Tiger Turf, Carina. Cost is $6.
The Thursday arvo format has developed quite a strong following which also places players into a team (black shirts v white shirts) as they arrive at the field. Usually played on a half field (or quarter fields, depending on numbers). There are no short corners, and no hitting. It's an excellent opportunity of staying fit and increasing your push-passing and trapping skills. Drinks on the balcony follow.
Bring a plain white shirt, and a plain black shirt. 
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