my time as president of WGMA over a period of 12 years, and the earlier formative years devoted to setting up the WGMA organisation brought me a great deal of pleasure, commencing at a time when I thought that at the ripe age of 60, my hockey 'career' was over! 15 years on, I can look back in satisfaction in seeing how far the Grand Masters hockey movement has developed.
The site had some unexpected downtime on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, for which I would like to apologise.
I was trying to update some Drupal modules, for which new releases (some security-related) were available, and managed to delete some important files in the process, with the result that the site no longer worked.
I believe that the problem has been fixed, but if you notice anything untoward please let me know.
The moral of the story is: "don't try to do website maintenance from a campervan 350 km north of Newcastle NSW".
Because of a design mistake in the initial version of this website it has not been easy to update tournament statistics after the tournament has finished. This problem has now been fixed, along with some other minor layout issues.
With great pleasure we would like to inform you about the latest actions and developments of our WGMA hockey organisation since October last year. We are growing fast, more efficient and older. Luckily for us, the Masters organisation has a hockey level to play in at whatever age we reach. All in the spirit of “a whole life hockey”.
The time has come to step down from office as Vice president Europe!
I would like to express my gratitude to all hockey friends, who so kindly enabled me to serve in this position.
The reason to stepping down is twofold, for continuity’s sake and private matters.
In Wim van Noortwijk I have found an excellent and very experienced successor. Wim is already a club President and will take on this job in his usual vigorous way with his great enthusiasm and long term vision.
Masters Hockey can play an important role in future wellbeing of the game through encouraging older players to continue playing and therefore being active members of their clubs and, in many cases, other hockey organisations.
By providing enjoyment in hockey for players over 40 years of age, Masters hockey is retaining in the game a pool of men and women who can bring a number of benefits to the game