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New Masters Organisation!!!
A new organisation is to be set up to take over the running of all Masters Hockey following the respective World Cups in 2018. This was agreed by the FIH, IMHA & WGMA at the 2016 FIH Congress in Dubai. A fairly rigid timetable for the implementation of the actions required to complete this important project has been drawn up and development will begin in earnest in early 2017. A new website page will be set up to provide updates on this exciting new venture.
Ted Jones, the Father of International Masters Hockey sadly passed away on Friday 9th September 2016. Visit our ‘History’ Page to learn more about this great man, his legacy and how the IMHA evolved from his vision of a future for Masters Hockey.
(See Tournament Page for details)
First ever IMHA Indoor World Cup for 40+ and 50+ teams to be held in Krefeld, Deutschland, 2nd-5th February 2017. Match schedule ready for publication.
The 2017 IMHA European Championships will be held in Tilburg, Nederlands, 11th-19th August. Tournament Website link now live on Tournament page!
The 2018 IMHA World Championships will be held in Terrassa, near Barcelona, 27th July – 5th August.
Originally, countries around the Pacific Rim held fledgling Masters tournaments, but as European nations embraced the concept, it was realised that a global organisation was needed.
In 2008 the IMHA was formally recognised by the Federation International de Hockey (FIH) as the official body for Masters Hockey in the 35 – 60 age groups.
The main aim of the IMHA is to promote and develop international tournaments for Masters Hockey players of all hockey nations, not only for elite players selected for their country, but also for those who want to compete against Masters players of a similar standard from other countries.
From a starting point of a few teams from the original five Pacific Rim countries, the number of teams competing in IMHA tournaments has grown to over 70.
When IMHA tournaments take place close to venues for major events on the FIH Calendar, IMHA players can play in their own competitions and then watch world class hockey.
In 2014 the IMHA became a limited company registered in Scotland in the UK.