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What is WGMA?
The World Grand Masters Association was formed in 2002 as a result of a fast growing interest in Grand Masters (60+) hockey. It is an international organisation whose members are the nations who participate in international events for players aged 60 and over. The Association was recognised in 2006 by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) as being the governing body responsible for the management and regulation of international Grand Masters hockey worldwide.
The Objects for which the Association is established are:
- To promote and encourage the playing of hockey by players, male and female, aged sixty years and older;
- To promote fair play in all competitions and to ensure that all Competition Rules ensure fair play and adequate safety for all players within age divisions;
- To promote and foster the consideration and free discussion of all matters and questions affecting the playing of Grand Masters hockey;
- To maintain recognition by the FIH;
- To make rules and regulations for the conduct of tournaments and the administration and organisation of the Association.
WGMA was originally established as an unincorporated Association in 2002 and a Constitution for the Association was approved by FIH in 2006. In 2012 the Association became incorporated in England as a Company Limited By Guarantee and the original Constitution was replaced by a new Memorandum and Articles of Association.
The aims and objectives of the Association are agreed by the members at a biennial Congress and supervised by an elected Board of Directors. The day-to-day activities of the Association are managed by an Administrative Executive committee.