Men's Masters Hockey

Brief History

Club knock-out competitions for Over 40s (Veterans Cup) and Over 50s (Vintage Cup) have taken place annually since 1994-95.   Divisional tournaments followed, first for the Over 40 age group, then later for the Over 50s (2001), Over 60s (2003) and Over 55s (2005).  At international level there have been various intermittent tournaments for national veterans teams but it was the Over 60s that set the ball rolling with annual international events.

In 1995 the LX Club was formed to provide a vehicle for selecting the best players (O60 years) to compete in matches and tournaments of a national representative nature with similar teams from other countries.  It also enabled players who had formerly played at a good level to enjoy games with their peers.  For nine years the LX Club flew the national flag until official recognition for Over 60 and Over 65 teams was given by the England Hockey Association in 2004, and subsequently endorsed by England Hockey.

For the 2023/2024 season onwards the East Mens Masters have decided to change the age brackets to be O35s, O45s and O55s for their County Tournaments, hopefully encourging more participation in what is continuing to grow as exciting way to continue your enjoyment of hockey in your later years.

Please send all enquiries to mastersmen@norfolk-hockey.co.uk



County Tournaments for 2024

Mens O35s @ Ipswich School Sports Centre (20th April 2024)
Mens O45s @ Saffron Walden HC (13th April 2024)
Mens O55s @ Norwich City HC (21st April 2024)


Please complete the following form to register your interest in participating in any of the upcoming Norfolk Masters events and competitions. A member of the Masters team will be in touch to provide further information.

When registering please select the age group which is applicable to your age as of 31st December in the year of the fixture, competition or tournament, e.g. if you are 55 by the end of the year, then you are in the O55s.

Please note that by completing this registration form you are acknowledging that your information will be stored by Norfolk Hockey in a secure manner and it will only be shared with those people involved with the organising of the Norfolk Masters teams and it will not be shared with any other party or external organisations not related to the running of Norfolk Hockey.

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