Masters hockey is the fastest growing sector within hockey!
At just one event, the Masters European Cup in Rotterdam in August 2019, it was reported that there were 96 international teams, from 20 countries, fielding 2000 players. Wales has squads at all Masters age groups – from Over 35s to Over 60s for the Women and from Over 35s to Over 70's for the Men. The squads compete in all major tournaments each year including the Home Nations, European and World Cups.
In order to be eligible to represent Wales Masters you have to fulfil the following criteria:
Meet both the following criteria:
Hold a British passport
Be an affiliated member of Hockey Wales
In addition to meeting both of the above criteria, you must be able to evidence ONE of the below criteria:
Player was born in Wales
Player’s parent was born in Wales
Player’s grandparent was born in Wales
Player has resided in Wales for 1-year continuously, to the point of first selection
Player was born in or are resident in a British Crown Dependency or British Overseas Territory – and as a result been deemed able to choose which one of the GB Home Nations they wish to be considered to represent
Differing criteria applies for those players holding dual nationality or for those that have represented another country at U21 level or senior level and any such person wishing to make themselves available for selection must first contact Hockey Wales for clarification.
You must be selected to join a Masters squad. Trials take place every year between September and December. Dates for trials can be found in the events calendar.