World Masters Hockey (WMH)
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This is the new single Masters Hockey entity to replace the IMHA and WGMA from 2018 . There have been many meetings over the last few years between officers of the FIH, the IMHA and WGMA and much planning and preparation has gone into developing this project to its present point. Sue Catton was selected as chairperson by both IMHA and WGMA, as was Steve Catton who was appointed as the Project Officer.
The memberships of both organisations voted to accept the setting up of this fledgling company at the Extra-ordinary General Meetings (EGM) of the IMHA in Tilburg and the WGMA in Glasgow. A sustainable structure has been agreed and the focus is now upon identifying the next steps we must take to enable the WMH take responsibility for organising and sanctioning all Masters Hockey, anywhere in the world, from the age of 35 upwards.
The future of the WMH looks promising and although there is still a lot of work to be done, the success of this evolutionary step will be reflected in the quality of on the field play and the organisation of future tournaments for all Masters Hockey players – Masters and Grand Masters alike.
The Chairs and Members of the working parties have been selected and have begun meeting to determine the shape of the new organisation.