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Mar 28

Hockey 2016 World Cup

From 29 March to 9 April 2016, the hockey Grand Masters World Cup for women will take place in Canberra, Australia, closely followed by the men’s Grand Masters Hockey World Cup from 3 May to 12t May in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

Featuring over 70 hockey teams from around the world, the tournament will see both men’s and women’s teams competing for the illustrious world title. This year’s women’s World Cup in Canberra will include teams in various age categories, including 40+, 45+, 50+ and 55+ age groups for the Women’s Masters World Cup as well as the 60+ Women’s Grand Masters Hockey World Cup 2016.

For the men’s tournament, which follows several weeks later, there will be competitions for 60+, 65+ and 70+ age groups for both the WMGA Tournament Trophy for national second teams and associated international teams as well as the prestigious FIH WGMA World Cup.

Huge Hockey Tournament

With over 800 players, 43 managers, 25 officials, 25 umpires, 30 medics, up to 700 partners and thousands upon thousands of supporters from more than 16 countries across the globe, this FIH Masters World Cup is set to be the largest one yet. Providing a stage for all of the players, including sponsors and companies such as those selling hockey equipment in the UK, it is a must-see event for all hockey enthusiasts.

The World Grand Masters Association

Due to the growing interest in playing hockey from those over the age of 60, the World Grand Masters Association was established in 2002 to give them a competitive platform to play from. Now including other age groups, the tournament increases in popularity each year. This tournament was then recognised by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) in 2006 to give it further prestige. This added importance for the competition led to more entries and increased sponsorship from companies such as those selling hockey equipment in the UK.

With Grand Masters Hockey growing around the world, this year’s event will boast the best of the best, and it promises to provide some of the most unmissable games of hockey to date.

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