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“This page provides access to a selection of previously posted news items that are considered relevant to the history of WGMA” 

Australian State Championships

The 2023 State Championships were held in Perth in September/October 2023. Western Australia were winners at O60, O65 and O75 with NSW taking gold at O70 and Victoria at O80, the first time that this age group has been included. Read more..

In the women’s event Queensland won at O60 and NSW took gold at O65 and O70. Read more..

Nanda Siebers

It is with great sorrow WGMA learnt of the demise, on July 12, of Nanda Siebers. She was a great contributor to WGMA and was very instrumental in creating a WGMA spirit within women’s Grand Masters hockey. In December 2014 Nanda Siebers was elected to the WGMA Board as a Vice President, to serve in office until the next WGMA Congress in Newcastle, Australia in May 2016. She was Member of Honour, both of the Dutch Ladies O55 and of her own hockey club “MHV Maarssen”.

More fun at Bra

Bra HC hosted another enjoyable tournament in the heart of the Piedmonte region in northern Italy, home of Barolo wine and ‘slow food’. Among the highlights of the event was an old-time game of hockey played with antique curved sticks to old rules with players suitably attired to reflect the period! Teams from Australia and the United States gave the event a truly intercontinental flavour.

WMH Masters World Cup 2024

WMH have announced that the Men’s O65, O70, O75 and O80 will be played at Cape Town, South Africa in October 2024. The Women’s O60, O65 and O70 as well as Men’s O60 will be held in Auckland, New Zealand the following month. Read more..

In memoriam Brian Moore (1947-2023)

The umpires and officials community of WGMA is very sad to have lost one of its longest serving and most dedicated members and friend, Brian Moore.I first met Brian at my very first WGMA World Cup in Cape Town in 2010 and am happy to say that a new bond was forged that grew stronger, every tournament thereafter. Read more..

Pepe Borrell joins WGMA Board

The election of Jose ‘Pepe’ Borrell to the Board of WGMA was formally recognised by members at the zoom Congress on 28th September 2023. Pepe has been the inspiration behind the growth of Grand Masters hockey in Spain and a major contributor to three successful WGMA events at Real Club de Polo in Barcelona. Pepe played for Spain from 1971 to 1979 and was in their team at the Munich Olympics in 1972. 

Masters World Cup 2024 Cape Town

Pierre-Yves Chegaray (France Masters) has devised many posters in recent years for tournaments around the world, most notably the regular posters for Lille and one that was adopted for the World Cup in Tokyo in 2022. Here is his latest light-hearted offering (unofficial) for the Masters World Cup in Cape Town next year.

Over 80 hockey continues to flourish in Europe

The annual international between England Over 80 and Netherlands Over 80 will be played at Canterbury HC on 17th April 2024 and for the first time there will be a second match between England O80 B and Netherlands O80 B.