Masters and Vets

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Masters / Vets

Upcoming fixtures

Update coming soon….

Sunday 23rd August Tournament

12:00-4:00pm This is our own tournament which has been running for a few years now. If you are interested click on the button link below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Click here to email Nathan Walkey

 

 

Background on Westbury Masters / Vets hockey

Westbury Masters started in 1984 and played in tournaments at Passage Road and at Hereford until 1994. At that time veterans hockey was played by players over 35.

In 2003 the club entered the England Hockey Cup, their first venture at home to Hereford ended in a 3-3 draw, but the match was lost on a penalty stroke shoot-out. However, the club was encouraged by the experience of playing in this competition. Consequently the Over 40s have entered the Cup competition every year and have enjoyed taking part in these knock out cup games. There have been some very good wins particularly when they reached the last 16 of the Plate competition in 2004-05 season.

In 2012-13 the club entered the Over 50s Cup for the first time.

All these games give the club a chance to play teams who include past National League players in strong masters teams. Isca, Robinsons, Bournemouth, Plymoth Marjons all have current regional and national players in their sides and it has been a great experience to match our skills against them on the pitch. Off the pitch we have an excellent social side and entertain opponents at The Vic on Sundays.

Annual friendly matches are also organised with Old Bristolians, whilst Epsom, Blackheath (the oldest hockey club in the world) and Andover have visited Coombe Dingle on tour.

Five current masters players have represented the West in National Divisional Tournaments.

There is a dedicated core of club members who have been the back bone of the masters’ team throughout the last 10 years and more. We look forward to the younger masters players coming into veteran hockey and making an impact on the cup competitions.

 

Masters / Vets Captain is Nathan Walkey

Masters / Vets Captain Nathan Walkey