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Latest News from WGMA

HC Klein Zwitserland to host Festival tournament in June 2024

HC Klein Zwitserland, the popular hosts of the highly successful WGMA World Cup in 2014 will host another major event from 24-30 June 2024. Invitations have been sent out to WGMA members and others for a 7-day tournament similar to the one held in Barcelona in 2022. For further information

Euroluc (Ronchin) Tournament 2024

The dates have been announced for the annual Euroluc tournament in Lille. The event will take place between the 15th and 17th March 2024. Tournament report available – click here.
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LX Ladies HC

LX Ladies HC is holding a Grandmasters 7-a-side tournament in memory of Jacky Murray over the weekend Saturday 6th- Sunday 7th April 2024 at Wrenn School, Wellingborough, NN8 2DQ.
For tournament report

Netherlands take the spoils at Canterbury and record their first win over England at Over 80 – April 2024

The waiting was over for the over 80s England – Nederlands game.The historic city of Canterbury was the venue for this year’s annual Over 80 clash between England and Netherlands, played at Polo Farm Sports Cub on Thursday 17th April. For our report click here and a video of the event

Yeovil & Sherborne Hockey Club

After a very successful inaugural tournament last year the Yeovil & Sherborne 7-a-side (Grand) Masters Tournament is now a fixture in the Masters summer programme of not to be missed events. It will be taking place from Friday 7th-Sunday 9th June 2024 on the Astro pitch at Yeovil Recreation Centre, Chilton Grove, Yeovil, Somerset BA21 4AW, England. 

Tilburg continues for a 7th year

The popular International Super Veterans Tournament will take place on 26th, 27th and 28th April 2024. Described by the organisers as ‘social hockey with a competitive twist’ this tournament has become a permanent fixture in the Grand Masters calendar.

LX SEPTEMBERFEST

Cambridge, England : September 2024 The LX Club is holding a festival of social hockey at Cambridge University on 24-26 September 2024. Ladies (60+) and Mens (60+ & 70+) teams of all standards are invited.

 

Calling all 80 year olds!
Media amazed at Over 80 hockey

Are you still keen to be part of the WGMA-style tournaments but too old for all the regular age-group teams from your country? Don’t despair there is still a place for you in a new Alliance O80 team which is being assembled by Peter Child to take on De Zestigplussers, LX and Southern Cross in an Over 80 section at The Hague in June 2024. Over 80s are a growing force so extend your hockey career and enjoy playing against your own age group. No longer any need to chase after those fleet-footed O75s! Just get in touch Contact Us.. 

What is WGMA?

The World Grand Masters Association was formed in 2002 as a result of a fast-growing interest in Grand Masters (60+) hockey. The Association was recognised in 2006 by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) as the governing body responsible for the management and regulation of international Grand Masters hockey worldwide. When FIH decided that there should be a single organisation to govern both Masters and Grand Masters hockey WGMA supported and was instrumental in the formation of World Masters Hockey (WMH) which was launched in 2019. WGMA now continues as a members’ club for all individuals and organisations involved in promoting and managing Grand Masters hockey worldwide for both men and women.

Mission Statement

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WGMA will continue to promote the concept of Grand Masters hockey which it has so successfully developed over the last 20 years.

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WGMA recognizes the fact that players Over 60 need competitive hockey among people of their own age combined with social interaction off the field.

A Short History of WGMA

Since 2020 WGMA has been active in supporting the annual tournaments at Lille, Tilburg and Brussels and had a leading role in helping to organise the tournament in Barcelona in 2022 which celebrated both the 125th anniversary of Real Club de Polo and the contribution to Grand Masters hockey of former WGMA President Wim van Noortwijk. WGMA continues to build a network of individuals and organisations worldwide to ensure that there will always be plenty of hockey for all men and women who still enjoy playing beyond the age of 60.

Tilburg April 2023