World Masters Hockey (WMH)
(To date with developments, click on the Newsletter links below.)
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 both organisations in August 2017. The IMHA EGM was held in Tilburg and the WGMA EGM in Glasgow. The focus is now upon organising and creating a sustainable structure which will enable the WMH to 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 play and the quality of the organisation of future tournaments for all Masters Hockey players – Masters and Grand Masters alike.
The personnel, who will form the working parties which will have responsibility for meeting these aims, and regular updates regarding progress made, can be found in the Newsletter links below.