Listed below are the Trials/Training and Squad match information for East Regional Masters for the Over 40 to Over 50 Ladies and the Over 40 to Over 70 Men’s Teams. 
 Apologies for late circulation as two squads are holding their first training sessions today, but don’t let that deter you from contacting the relevant lead, there are more playing opportunities at each age range.
Ladies Over 40’s, Over 45’s and Over 50’s:
It is getting close to that time again when we need to start planning for the forthcoming Masters tournaments. The dates for the tournaments are below and we need to plan trials sessions before these dates to select the teams.
27th and 28th April Over 50’s regional tournament Cannock Hockey Club
8th and 9th June Over 40’s and Over 45’s tournament Cannock Hockey Club
 It is always difficult finding dates that are convenient for everyone particularly around April in preparation for the 50s. If you are your 50th year (ie you have your 50th birthday before the end of 2013) and would like to be considered for the East 50’s team please let me know then I will see if a training/trial will be necessary, possible date 21st April, week before tournament. It’s difficult to arrange an earlier date due to Easter holidays.
Suggested trial dates for Over 40’s and Over 45’s are Sundays 12th and 19th May, pitch to be confirmed but probably at Bishops Stortford 11-3pm. Please hold these dates if you are interested in attending.
Please forward this email to anyone else you feel may be interested in being considered for any of the teams this year. Age Qualification: reaching the age of 40, 45 or 50 during the current year.
Best wishes and please contact me if you wish to trial or play,
 Pippa Bull. ([email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>   Mobile Tel: 07786 125363 )
Men’s Over 70’s:
If you are in your 70th year and will be 70 before the end of 2013 and interested in playing, please contact Over 70’s lead:
Gerald Wilkinson: [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>   Home: 01245 284111    
More information to follow, but Over 70’s Regional Tournament: Sat 27th & Sun 28th April at Cannock.
Men’s Over 65’s
The Over 65’s Regional Tournament is on the 18th & 19th May at Cannock.
The first Trial/Training match is set for Sunday 17th Feb at Felsted School – all details as below.
Meet in Chequers pub (CM6 3JL), on main road through village, from 12.30 onwards. Coffee will be served and they do a range of bar food if anyone is peckish. There is limited parking in front of the pub but otherwise you can park in Stebbing Road or a number of school car parks. The path around the cricket pitch leads back to the pub.  Directions to school on website – (click prospective student, contact us, directions). There will be hot food in the Chequers after the match
2.       There will be changing facilities in the Hunt Theatre but I suggest we arrive changed in tracksuits so we can walk across to the pitch around 1.30
3.       Please bring a coloured and white shirt
4.       As far as I can see the following are available:- Eric Best(GK), Chris Perry, Nigel Spencer- Knott, Nigel Dixon (GK), Chris Blake, John Fleming, Adrian Stephenson, John Grinham, Norman Ballard, Philip Joyce, Mick Omalley, Mike Surridge, Maurice Umney (GK), Nigel Steed, Mick Cocks, David Young, David Gill, Peter Havlin.
5.       Extra players who are kindly helping out are:- Paul Bird, Bill Wickham, Darren Webb, Nick Bruce Smith, Philip Hutley ( this may be news to some of them!)
6.       Please advise your availability ASAP and extras for catering purposes.
7.       I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.
Other matches/trials are being planned including Sunday 14th April playing St Albans HC Masters team at Oaklands College, St Albans
If you are available and eligible – in your 64th year and will be 65 before the end of 2013 – then please contact me.  Best wishes,
Mike Surridge, ([email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>   Mobile: 07936 152066)     
Men’s Over 60’s:  
Notice and Reminder to all East Over 60’s Players – to be eligible you need to be 60 before the end of 2013.
Grand Masters Squad selection for the UK Regional Championships on 18-19 May at Cannock will be as follows:
1st Trials on 19 February at Old Loughts HC – 19.00 arrival, 19.30 start, 21.00 close – food and liquids afterwards.
Thereafter we will have series of practices that will continue the trials process as follows:
26 March and 9 April at Wilberforce Road, Cambridge
24 April at Chelmsford HC
All with 19.00 arrival, 19.30 firm start, and circa 21.00 finish – food and liquids after.
If you cannot attend the 1st trials get in touch with me and we will invite you to the ongoing sesisons for further trials.
The final squad will be expected to attend final one day session on Sunday 5 May at Brentwood Live.
Contact: East Grand Masters Team Manager, Phil Withers on  07702 777008  or[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>
Men’s Over 55’s:
Sunday 17th February 2013. 10 – 12 midday (please arrive 30 minutes before the start so we are ready to play on time and make good use of the excellent pitch)
 Venue: The Perse Girls School All Weather pitch, Latham Road, off Trumpington Rd, Cambridge, CB2 7EG.
Further dates for diaries – more information to follow:
Sunday 24th March – Cambridge
 Sunday 7th April – Cambridge
Sunday 5th May – Brentwood
Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th May – Divisional Tournament – Chelmsford
I am still waiting to be able to confirm at least two other mid-week practice sessions and will let you know in due course.
If in your 55th year and will be 55 before the end of 2013 and interested in playing, please contact Over 55’s lead:
Kevin Wilson: Tel :  01223 200491      Mobile  07753 833044      EMail [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>
Men’s Over 50’s: 
Divisional Trial/Practice Match, Sunday 17th February 2013 12noon – 2pm
Venue: Cambridge University Sports Ground, Wilberforce Rd, Cambridge CB3 0EQ
Other dates for diaries, with squad matches and trials
 RAF                       Sunday 3rd March
O45’s                     Thursday 21st March
O55’s                     Sunday 24th March
O55’s                     Sunday 7th April
O45’s                     Thursday 25th or Sunday 28th April, Cambridge TBC
Divisionals              Saturday5th/Sunday6th May, Nottingham
 If in your 50th year and will be 50 before the end of 2013 and interested in playing, please contact Over 50’s lead:
Howard Atkins:  Mobile:  07768 846071     [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]
Men’s Over 45’s:
If you are in your 45th year and will be 45 before the end of 2013 and interested in playing, please contact Over 45’s lead:
Tim Blackburn: [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>   Mobile: 07777 630877   Home:  01787 374777
Possible Trial, squad and training dates for diaries. All to be confirmed:
Sunday 21st March v’s Over 50’s Wilberforce Road, Cambridge 7 – 9pm
Thursday 4th April v’s Over 40’s  The Leys School, Cambridge 7 – 9pm
Sunday 14th April, The Leys School, Cambridge
Thursday 25th April or Sunday 28th April v’s Over 50’s The Leys, Cambridge
Over 45’s Regional tournament: Sat 11th & Sun 12th May at Nottingham (confirmed)
Men’s Over 40’s:
If you are in your 40th year and will be 40 before the end of 2013 and interested in playing, please contact Over 40’s lead:
Vernon Brown: [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>  Mobile: 07957 421885  
An initial practice/training session is being planned for Mid-March
Thursday 4th April v’s Over 45’s  The Leys School, Cambridge 7 – 9pm (To be confirmed)
Over 40’s Regional Tournament: Sat 27th & Sun 28th April – venue TBC
East Masters Committee:
Finally, if you need any more information, please contact any member of the East Masters Committee for further assistance.
Contact details can be found on the following link:
Best wishes for some enjoyable, sociable and competitive Masters Hockey,
Rob Oakley
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