Welcome to the England Hockey International Masters pages dedicated to the women's and men’s national masters teams.
Many hockey players in England are blissfully unaware that one of the premier Masters Hockey competitions in the World, the International Masters Hockey Tournament (IMHT), has been running quietly in the Pacific Rim for over 29 years. Originally intended for the Over 50s men, the competition has developed over the past eight years with the introduction of other age groups and a women’s competition.
From its inception the IMHT has been run by the International Masters Hockey Association (IMHA) with representatives from Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia SAS and Singapore, Korea and Hong Kong - other nations such as Pakistan, India, Canada and others have been involved as well.
In 2008, England was invited to join the IMHA as a full member and it is this organisation that is now being recognised by the FIH as the body responsible for Masters Hockey worldwide, with England taking a leading role in expanding this into Europe.
England has Masters Sides for men and women, with the men fielding teams at O40s, O45s, O50s, O55s, O60s, O65s and O70s and the ladies fielding teams at O40s, O45s and O50s.
2011 saw the 1st official European Championships held in Krefeld & Neuss Germany and 2012 will see the 1st Official Masters World Cup being held in England.