Congratulations to Tauranga players who have been named in World Cup squads after the recent Masters' National tournament in Christchurch. We also have Tauranga coaches and managers selected for national duty.
Women's 35: Natasha Leong & Chelsea Roper
Women's 40s: Carol Orton, Aroha Thompson (BOP) & Rose Prisk (BOP),
Women's 45s: Jan Nikora (BOP)
Women's 50s: Anna Rossi, Deb Masters & Petrina Martelli (manager)
Men's 40s: Lance Workman & Luke Rutherford (non-travelling reserve)
Men's 55s: Alan Prestage, Dean Bowden, Geoff Williamson & Kevin Avery
Men's 60s: Kajal Mukherjee, Gene Coates-Reid (player and coach - player status subject to injury status) & Joanne Coates-Reid (manager)
Men's 65s: Jeff Garnett
Men's 70s: Barry Prestney & Mahendra Singh
2020 Masters' National tournament, 23 - 29 February, Christchurch
Canterbury Hockey hosted the 2020 National Masters Tournament at Nunweek and Ngā Puna Wai. There was a record 82 teams entered in the largest domestic Hockey NZ tournament. Tauranga had seven teams attend, some combined with BOP Hockey or Waikato Hockey.
Women's 60s and Men's 55s won the gold medal in their division. Women's 50s won the silver medal, with Women's 55s coming 4th. Women's 45s came 4th, Men's 40s finsihed 6th and Women's 35s ended up in 9th place. For further information see our news article: Click here
2020 National Tournaments
National Masters was the only national tournament to occur in 2020. All other tournaments were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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