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Welcome

The Sydney Masters Hockey Association (SMHA) was established in 1982 to administer Men's Masters hockey within the greater Sydney region.

SMHA has the largest, longest running annual competitions and been the most successful Men's Masters Hockey Association in NSW since its inception. It is overseen by a Board of Directors elected by members (under a Constitution).

The annual competitions now boast 30 teams (from 14 Clubs), spread across 5 divisions from Premier League, Sydney Cup, Masters League, Senior Masters Division and Grand Masters Division, with over 500 players from ages Over 34 up to 80+.

All matches played at Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre (Tuesday and Wednesday nights) between February and September.

Sydney also enters representative teams (from Over 34's up to Over 70's) at the annual NSW Championships, and enjoys a high level of player representation in the selected NSW and Australian Men's Masters teams.

New players

The Sydney Masters Hockey Association welcomes all new Men's Masters players, officials and supporters.

If you are new to Sydney and / or have been a previous hockey player (or umpire) and you are now looking to return to play in a successful mid week competition, please contact the SMHA Competition Managers via e-mail at - competition@smhockey.com.au if you require assistance in finding a club / team to play with.

Welcome

Welcome again to all our returning players, officials, sponsors and supporters, and also to those of you who are “new” and will be joining the 2024 season of Men’s Masters Hockey in Sydney.

We are again looking forward to an enjoyable and successful year ahead for Masters hockey in Sydney.

This will include competition matches (3 week preseason from early February then main season from early March), a full representative program of NSW and Australian Championships, our annual Intercity Challenge against Canberra (where we have won The Merv Goodridge and Doug Dawson Cup since its inception in 2021) and the 2024 Masters World Cups in South Africa (October) and NZ (November).

On behalf of the 2024 Board of Directors, we wish all teams the best of luck and trust that in 2024 everyone enjoys a successful Sydney Men's Masters Hockey season, both on and off the field.

Welcome

Congratulations to all the players and officials from the Sydney Masters Hockey Association in 2024 (a record 14 teams) for the outstanding results achieved  (includes Sutherland / Sydney South).

By winning 6 Divisions and being Runners up in 3 (5 of the 8 were A Divisions), this demonstrates the ongoing development and strength of the Association and its competitions and clearly cements Sydney Masters Hockey as the No 1 Association for Men's Masters hockey in NSW.

Newcastle Championship (24 to 26 May) for the Over 34's, 50's and 65's

The 2 teams in the 34's (Strikers and Giants) were highly rated and both played outstanding hockey. The Giants with 8 new players were unlucky to miss the semis (the 0-0 draw with Coffs Coast was the difference) and finished 5th, The Strikers went through undefeated winning the final 1-0 against Illawarra to record their 2nd NSW title in past 3 years.

The Over 50's No 1 team was defending Champions (winning 4 of the past 5 years) and in a very close final lost 3-2 to FNC to finish 2nd.

The No 2 team - were unlucky with a few officiating decisions and missed the final to finish 3rd

The Over 65's - played well but could not overcome illness and injuries. They were unlucky to finish 6th. The shining light was that the Sutherland team (Sydney South) who went through undefeated (scoring 14 goals for 0 against) and won the final 4-0 against NewcastleThis is the 4th consecutive NSW title for this team.

Sydney Championship (3 to 5 May) for Over 45's and Over 60's teams

The Over 45's team won all 6 matches (with some brilliant team hockey) overcoming the arch rival Tamworth 2-1 in the final to regain the NSW Champions title.

The Over 60 No 1 team played well to reach the final but were outclassed by a very good Sydney South (Sutherland) team who were undefeated and regained the NSW Champions title (now 2 of the 3 years since inception of the Over 60's Division).

Well done to the Over 60's No 2 team (who were mostly all new to representative hockey) for making the semi-finals and finishing 4th - a good time was had by everyone.

Overall a very successful Championship with a Gold (2 if counting Sydney South - all who play in the Sydney Masters competition), a Silver and a 4th.

Also good result for Metro Sydney West (majority of these players play in the Sydney Masters competition) who won the Over 45 B Division final.

Wollongong Championship (5-7 April) for the Over 40's, 55's and 70's teams.

The Over 40's overcame a slow start to play in the final going down to Illawarra (so finished 2nd).

Both the Over 55 teams won their finals to be declared NSW Champions - No 1 team defeated defending champions Parkes 1-0, whilst the No 2 team also over came a slow start to defeat Northern Inland in the final 2-1 (after penalty shoot out).

The Over 70's were unlucky to have a key match washed out and finished 2nd behind Manning Valley

Overall a very successful Championships with 2 Gold and 2 Silver medals.

Any questions please contact the Rep Team Co-ordinator (Greg Kay) via - repteams@smhockey.com.au

Welcome

Congratulations to all the players (who played for Sydney and those who also play in the Sydney Masters Hockey mid week competition) who have been selected for NSW teams to play in the Australian Championships in Hobart (Tasmania) from 12-27 July 2024

Over 34's - 1's  N Sharpe, D Allsop, D Brady, G Cooke, J Moss, P Newton (vc), R Muir, S Clifton (Capt), N Candido, L Cole  - 2's A Wong, N Backhouse, D Corbin, M Kay (vc), P Ashton, T Blyth, L Morley (vc), C Chick,

Over 40's - 1's  A Retford, D Cunningham, J Maltman (vc), A Clinch, D Burke, C Allsop, M Burton, S Heappey, J Kent

Over 45's - 1's  B Key (vc), B Hardy, E Gallagher, S Ferris, M Berwick, A Hurford

Over 50's - 1's P Kooner, A Jones (Captain), J Fordham, H Singh (vc), D Richardson, D Tyler, S Tuddenham, 2's S Dreyer (vc), C Turner, T Lam, B Goodridge, B Wilson, J Bryden, M Tracey, R Satchwell, R Weightman, A McMahon, T Gardner, A Kelly

Over 55's - 1's S Farquharson (vc), S Morrison, P Barrett, R Knottenbelt, E Orth 2's R Heasman (vc), C Hawkins (vc), S Glassford, M Hughes (Captain), R Mavji, R Rodrigues, G Symes

Over 60's - 1's B McDonall, K Rule, M Brookfield, M Irby, P John, P Busch, P Price (vc), B Doughty  2's B Fitzpatrick, D Forman, G Manou, M Briggs, I Jessup, D Slater, G Robinson.

Over 65's - P Bee, D Campbell, G Kay, M Hillier, D Allen, G Hall, P Quinnell, S McCoy, G Johnson (vc), T Nicol

Over 70's - D Hart, J Hol, N French (vc), P Mooney, R Maggs

Over 75's - G Knights (Captain), R Pulling (vc)

Welcome

We are pleased to advise that The First Aid Coach (who generously donated individual First Aid kits to each SMHA team last year), are again supporting SMHA with a 20% discount for their First Aid courses in 2024.

All Club / Team Co-ordinators have been provided with all the relevant details in order for players / officials to take advantage of this important and generous special offer  to attain or renew / upgrade their First Aid accreditation.

Welcome

Sydney Masters Hockey is pleased to announce that Hawkesbury Brewing Company will be the major sponsor for the 2024 Competitions (preseason and main season), Representative teams at the NSW Championships (Wollongong, Sydney and Newcastle) and the Annual Intercity Challenge against Canberra (to be held in Sydney this year)..

Thank you to Hawkesbury Brewing Company
Barbarians v Sydney Uni 1
Premier League
30/07/2024
P2
18:40:00
Ryde HH 1 v UTS 1
Premier League
30/07/2024
Olympic
20:10:00
Briars 1 v Manly GNS 1
Premier League
30/07/2024
Olympic
21:25:00
Briars 2 v Manly/GNS-2
Sydney Cup
23/07/2024
P2
18:40:00
Macquarie Uni v Sydney Uni 2
Sydney Cup
23/07/2024
P2
19:55:00
Ryde HH 2 v UTS 2
Sydney Cup
23/07/2024
P2
21:10:00
Macquarie Uni 2 v St George 1 (Randwick)
Masters League
07/08/2024
Olympic
18:40:00
Ryde HH 3 v Sutherland 1
Masters League
07/08/2024
P2
19:55:00
Macarthur 1 v Sydney Uni 3
Masters League
07/08/2024
Olympic
21:10:00
Northern Districts 1 v Manly GNS 3
Senior Masters
16/07/2024
P2
18:40:00
Penrith v Macarthur 2
Senior Masters
16/07/2024
P2
19:55:00
Ryde HH 4 v Briars 3
Senior Masters
23/07/2024
Olympic
20:10:00
Macarthur 3 v Div 5 bye
Grand Masters
28/05/2024
Olympic
18:40:00