|REGISTRATION & INSURANCE
While hockey is a generally safe sport, injuries can occur. Registered players are covered by JLT Sport’s insurance policy. We recommend you look up the details just in case.
Masters hockey is one of the fastest growing forms of hockey in Australia. It doesn’t mean you need to have ‘mastered’ the craft of playing hockey! It’s open to anyone aged 35 and older. Formerly known as veterans or vets hockey, masters hockey is played in dedicated incremental age-groups, starting at the 35+ age group, meaning you only play against people of a similar age. The grades progress in five year increments (i.e. 40+, 45+, 50+ etc.) and there are even competitions for players in the 75+ age-group.
Masters hockey is played in every state and territory across Australia, generally during the winter although dates may vary between states and territories. Many hockey clubs now field masters teams in local competitions in addition to their senior hockey teams. Each state and territory offers different grades and levels of completion.
At national level, each year the men’s and women’s Masters Australian Championships are contested between representative teams from each state and territory. The Championships are some of the biggest hockey events in the country. Masters hockey in Australia is administered by two committees, the men’s masters committee and the women’s masters committee.
There are also a number of other places to play masters hockey, including the Masters Games, which are a national multi-sport event that features hockey amongst other sports.