WA to host Australian masters hockey championships
The State Government has signed a deal to fund the Australian Women's Masters Hockey Championships later this year, and the Australian Men's Masters Hockey Championships in 2019.
Both hockey events being staged at hockey stadiums in Bunbury and Busselton.
The events, which are run by Hockey Australia and supported by the City of Busselton and City of Bunbury, are expected to attract thousands of competitors and spectators from across Australia.
The Australian Women's Masters Hockey Championships (Women's Champs) and Australian Men's Masters Hockey Championships (Men's Champs) are hosted annually in a different location within Australia.
The Women's Champs is an annual 10-day event and the national representative competition for women hockey players over the age of 35 years. It is proposed the 2018 event will consist of 140 matches, with 93 being held in Bunbury and 47 in Busselton.
There will be about 42 women's teams representing seven age divisions, ranging from over 35 to over 65.
The Men's Champs is Hockey Australia's largest participation event for male players over the age of 35 years. In 2019, the Men's Champs will consist of 302 matches with 202 matches in Bunbury and 100 matches in Busselton. There will be about 85 teams representing nine age divisions ranging from over 35 to over 75.
The Women's Champs will be held from 27 September 2018 to 6 October 2018, and the Men's Champs will be held from 20 September 2019 to 5 October 2019.
30 May 2018.