Category: IPT

Breaking News Durban Camp One and IPT2022 moves to 24 To 27 March 2022

After consultation with KZN and due to the following circumstances, the IPT 2022 has been postponed from February 2022 to March 2022:

  • The threat of a fourth wave of COVID is generally expected mid-December 2021 and the potential adverse effect on a few players’ February IPT2022 and overseas travel arrangements.
  • SA Masters hockey has arranged a final selection camp and trials for 18,19, and 20 February 2022, which may adversely affect the SAGMHA IPT.
  • The potential Covid threat may also result in a postponement of the SA Masters final selection camp and trials; hence, the “early bird catches the worm.”
  • The February 2022 IPT would require non-scheduling of games from 10:00hrs until 12:00hrs x 3 or 4 Astro’s due to the heat. This will also negate and influence the previous 1-5 day planned Camp and also contribute to additional costs for Astro rentals.
  • The postponement permits additional time for players to “attain” and improve their fitness.
  • The long week-end prior to the latest date was considered, but flights and accommodation are at a premium, and Durban is not the “best” place to visit on a long week-end.

WMH will be informed of a potential short delay regarding the registration of WC 2022 teams.

SAGM Hockey will still be able to procure kit.

From communication from SAGM Hockey

SAGMHA IPT Durban 25 – 27 Feb 2022


8th November 2021

Good day

Herewith an invitation to submit your team entries for the SAGMHA IPT 2022

VENUE: the tournament is likely to be held at the RIVERSIDE Astro with NORTHWOOD SCHOOLS Astro, QUEENSMEAD and THREE SCHOOLS ASTRO’s possibly hosting some games.

Three Schools Astro is approximately 2km from Queensmead, whilst the Riverside and Northwood Astro’s are in the Durban North Area.

LEVY: R530.00 per player

PROVISIONAL FIXTURES PROGRAM: We are still debating this aspect of our tournament. We have extreme heat and humidity in Durban in February and March. We would like fixtures to take place as early as possible in the mornings. Planning will depend on the number of teams involved. Should we need to we may schedule fixtures early in the morning and in the evening. Hopefully no games at the hottest time of the day. More details will be provided closer to tournament date.

SAGMHA AGM: To be held SATURDAY at Riverside: time to be confirmed once fixtures finalised


  • FRIDAY – There will be a braai, likely to be held at Riverside. Costs related to the dinner have been included in the Levy.
  • SATURDAY – Possibly be a free evening. This is still being discussed, we will provide an update in the next newsletter.

Note: Players selected for the World Cup will be advised of a camp, this will be held on 24 / 25 February 2022.

Final WC squads will be announced Sunday 27 Feb, as soon after the final fixtures as possible.

For entries, please contact      Shane Manicom
Cell: 0834027964 or

Kind regards
Shane Manicom
KZNGM Playing Affairs

GM Summer League Nov-Dec 2021 and updates

5-week league

A short summer league for Grand Masters commences 4 Nov. The last fixture in this league will be 2 Dec. As before, there are 5 teams and 4 play each week, and one has a bye. Teams and fixtures are listed below and also on the website

Costs! It really helps with the admin if people pay upfront. Thanks to all who do this. If you pay upfront for the 4 games, you pay R220, and if you fill in for a team on a day they have a bye, you do not pay for that game. Otherwise, for those that still prefer to pay per game, the rate is R60 per game. Please make sure you retain the proof of payment for per game payment to track it.

Banking details

Account Name: WPGMHA
Bank: FNB
Branch: Pinelands 260 209
Acc No: 62 665 180362
Type: Current

Reference: Your full name


The 2022 IPT is on 25-27 Feb 2022, in Durban. All those selected for the GM World Cup Squads will be required to be at a camp on the morning of 24 Feb 2022, and it is compulsory to attend if you want to be selected. We will be sending out an availability request for IPT next week, and we will need an answer by 15 Nov so that teams can be chosen.

IPT Preparation

As the IPT is early next year, this means the second half of the GM summer league will be dedicated to preparation for the IPT in Durban.

Training will commence Sun 9 Jan. All selected squad members it is compulsory to attend all sessions. Those selected for IPT are to ensure they keep the Sundays from 9 Jan onwards open.

Committee nominations

The AGM will be in early December. Date to be finalised. The committee has all agreed to stay on. However, we are looking for nominations for committee members. The nomination form is attached. If there is anyone you want to nominate, please complete the form and submit it to



Date 18:30 19:30 Bye
04-Nov Yellow v Red Black v Blue White
11-Nov Black v White Blue v Red Yellow
18-Nov Blue v Yellow White v Red Black
25-Nov (moved to 9 Dec) Black  v Red White v Yellow Blue
02-Dec White v Blue (moved to 18:15, B field) Black v Yellow ( (moved to 18:15, A field) Red



Note on the Goalies. John Cadman is available if required, and we have 3 permanent keepers who will have to play most games. If John is available, then it means one Keeper takes a break. You will see that the Keepers are assigned to multiple teams.


1Derek McMahonBlackGoals
2John CadmanBlueGoals
3Karl LuffBlueGoals
4Michael Van Der MerweWhiteGoals


1Deon MaartWhiteHalf, Sweeper
2Dereck MarnewickYellowLink, Sweeper
3Fanie SteffensRedHalf, Sweeper
4Glenn TurnerRedHalf, Sweeper
5Grant IrlamWhiteHalf, Sweeper
6Michael HumbyBlueHalf, Sweeper
7Mike CopelandBlackHalf, Sweeper
8Peter KratzWhiteHalf, Sweeper
9Rodney PalmerBlueHalf, Sweeper
10Steve ShermanBlackHalf, Sweeper
11Tony HuggettRedSweeper


1Adrian AitchisonBlackForward, Link
2Bjorn KesslerBlackForward, Link
3Brian GoemansBlueHalf, Link
4Chris HaleyBlueForward, Link
5Colin De la HarpeYellowForward, Link
6Daniel St DareWhiteForward, Link
7Darren BunkerRedHalf, Link
8Dereck MarnewickYellowLink, Sweeper
9Edmund FisherRedHalf, Link
10Eion JacobsBlueHalf, Link
11Gary BarrettWhiteHalf, Link
12Gary FrayneWhiteForward, Link
13Grant MunroRedForward, Link
14Haiko AlfeldRedHalf, Link
15Jan TaljaardYellowForward, Link
16John DonaldRedHalf, Link
17John MastersYellowHalf, Link
18John MayBlackHalf, Link
19John ShardlowBlueLink
20Leo NolanBlueForward, Link
21Lindsay HalkettWhiteLink
22Louis BobrowRedHalf, Link
23Luc Van der HofstadtBlackForward, Link
24Mark DelbridgeYellowHalf, Link
25Martin DuysBlackHalf, Link
26Michael de VilliersBlackForward, Link
27Mike DaltonBlueHalf, Link
28Moir ScholtzWhiteHalf, Link
29Neil LavinYellowForward, Link
30Niall McKrillWhiteForward, Link
31Nicholas MossopRedHalf, Link
32Peter ShardlowBlackHalf, Link
33Richard WellsBlackHalf, Link
34Robert BaigrieYellowHalf, Link
35Robert BirtRedForward, Link
36Robert ComminYellowForward, Link
37Shaun BougardYellowLink
38Stephen DugmoreBlueForward, Link
39Stephen UeckermannYellowHalf, Link
40Tony BarbourRedForward, Link
41Trevor KnightBlueHalf, Link
42Vinnie OrchardYellowForward, Link


1Allan IsaacsYellowForward, Half
2Brian AlcockBlackForward, Half
3Brian GoemansBlueHalf, Link
4Clifford RutherfoordYellowHalf
5Clinton BrownBlackForward, Half
6Darren BunkerRedHalf, Link
7Deon MaartWhiteHalf, Sweeper
8Edmund FisherRedHalf, Link
9Eion JacobsBlueHalf, Link
10Fanie SteffensRedHalf, Sweeper
11Frank AspelingWhiteForward, Half
12Gary BarrettWhiteHalf, Link
13George FrostWhiteHalf
14Glenn TurnerRedHalf, Sweeper
15Grant IrlamWhiteHalf, Sweeper
16Guy JenkinsRedForward, Half
17Haiko AlfeldRedHalf, Link
18Ian DonaldWhiteForward, Half
19John DonaldRedHalf, Link
20John MastersYellowHalf, Link
21John MayBlackHalf, Link
22Lance SchkolneBlueForward, Half
23Louis BobrowRedHalf, Link
24Mark DelbridgeYellowHalf, Link
25Martin DuysBlackHalf, Link
26Michael HumbyBlueHalf, Sweeper
27Mike CopelandBlackHalf, Sweeper
28Mike DaltonBlueHalf, Link
29Moir ScholtzWhiteHalf, Link
30Neil van BlerkBlueForward, Half
31Nicholas MossopRedHalf, Link
32Peter KratzWhiteHalf, Sweeper
33Peter ShardlowBlackHalf, Link
34Richard WellsBlackHalf, Link
35Robert BaigrieYellowHalf, Link
36Robert FreemanBlackForward, Half
37Rodney PalmerBlueHalf, Sweeper
38Stephen UeckermannYellowHalf, Link
39Steve ShermanBlackHalf, Sweeper
40Trevor KnightBlueHalf, Link
41Warren MachanikBlueHalf


1Adrian AitchisonBlackForward, Link
2Allan IsaacsYellowForward, Half
3Bjorn KesslerBlackForward, Link
4Brian AlcockBlackForward, Half
5Chris HaleyBlueForward, Link
6Clinton BrownBlackForward, Half
7Colin De la HarpeYellowForward, Link
8Daniel St DareWhiteForward, Link
9Dave McKechnieWhiteForward
10Frank AspelingWhiteForward, Half
11Gary FrayneWhiteForward, Link
12Glyn BedfordRedForward
13Grant MunroRedForward, Link
14Guy JenkinsRedForward, Half
15Ian DonaldWhiteForward, Half
16Jan TaljaardYellowForward, Link
17Lance SchkolneBlueForward, Half
18Leo NolanBlueForward, Link
19Leon LateganBlackForward
20Luc Van der HofstadtBlackForward, Link
21Michael de VilliersBlackForward, Link
22Mike O’KeeffeWhiteForward
23Neil LavinYellowForward, Link
24Neil van BlerkBlueForward, Half
25Niall McKrillWhiteForward, Link
26Peter WilsonBlueForward
27Robert BirtRedForward, Link
28Robert ComminYellowForward, Link
29Robert FreemanBlackForward, Half
30Stephen DugmoreBlueForward, Link
31Tony BarbourRedForward, Link
32Tony Van de BoutYellowForward
33Vinnie OrchardYellowForward, Link

Prep for IPT 2021 games update

We are in the final stretch to IPT 2021. There has been a little confusion about the next few weeks. Here is some clarity:

  • If you made yourself available for the IPT, then you are in either at 60+, 65+ or 70+ side. The age you are at the end of the next year is what is counted.
    • All players (who made themselves available) less than 65 (minus a few exceptions) are in the 60+ side. Trevor or John Cadman should have emailed you already. These players will play in White for the next three weeks.
    • All other players who made themselves available, playing in Blue (bring white down just in case). Either Warren Hewitt (my other brother called Warren) or Noreen should have contacted you.
  • If you are unavailable for IPT and want to play the last 3 games, you should have emailed me. We have 30 odd players make themselves available, even if for one game. These players’ names have been given to Gary. He is managing these sides. If you are available, you should have been contacted. You will play in either Yellow or Red.
  • Although I have not got clearance to say this, I would say if you keen to play pitch.


Schedule is online, here is a copy.

Date 18:30 19:30
2021/09/27 Blue Vs White Red Vs Yellow
2021/10/04 Red Vs Yellow Blue Vs White
2021/10/11 Blue Vs White Red Vs Yellow

The cost per game is the same as before, R60 per game or R180 for the three games.

WPGM Winter 2021 Wrap up and now what next? IPT Prep, Summer league. We need your response.

With the conclusion of the WP Grand Masters Winter League, we move into the final preparation towards GM IPT 15-17 Oct. Congratulations to the Black team that won with 27 points. Also, congrats to Clint, who scored the most goals. See both tables below.

BUT NOW… We must look forward. And there are 3 points (as in one more than 2) that you need to consider and respond to.

1. Games Leading up to IPT

For the next 3 weeks, there will be two games at the times we have got used to 18:15 for 18:30 and 19:15 for 19:30. Two teams will be made up of the players that are going to IPT in Oct, and the rest of the players will make up the other sides. The number of sides made up will depend on the response we get to this email. For all none IPT attendees, we need to know if you are available to play Monday 27 Sept, 4 and 11 Oct.

CALL TO ACTION: Email by Wednesday night with a yes or no.

For all those that are attending IPT, we assume the answer is Yes. The captains/managers will be contacting you shortly.

2. Dispensation form

Those players not going to IPT but who want to be considered for selection for Grand Masters World Cup Tokyo 2021, must apply for a dispensation to miss the trials in October IPT. Any that requires dispensation, would you please email the completed attached form to Rob or

3. Summer League

The scheduled start of the Summer League is the first week of November. We need to know are you available, which is preferred, Monday or Thursday? Once we have availability numbers and preferences, we can plan around that and ensure the WPCC fields are available.

CALL TO ACTION: Please email by the end of the week. In the email, include Yes with days or No.


League Tables, Winter 2021

Winter 2021 LEAGUE TABLE

Pos Club P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Black 12 8 3 1 21 7 14 27
2 White 12 7 3 2 19 16 3 24
3 Blue 12 4 4 4 18 18 0 16
4 Red 12 1 5 6 16 24 -8 8
5 Yellow 12 1 3 8 10 20 -10 6

Top 10 Goal scorers

We are missing one goal that was scored by the whites last night. If you have issues with the goals scored, speak to your captain/manager.


Rank Player Goals Appearances Win Ratio Draw Ratio Loss Ratio
1 Clinton Brown 6 7 100.00 0.00 0.00
2 Tony Van de Bout 5 6 0.00 50.00 50.00
3 Dave McKechnie 5 7 57.14 28.57 14.29
4 Alan Isaacs 4 7 14.29 42.86 42.86
5 Vinnie Orchard 4 4 75.00 0.00 25.00
6 Richard Wells 4 7 57.14 28.57 14.29
7 Neill Lavin 3 8 62.50 25.00 12.50
8 Grant Munro 3 5 80.00 20.00 0.00
9 Leo Nolan 3 7 42.86 42.86 14.29
10 Neil van Blerk 3 7 28.57 28.57 42.86
11 Darren Bunker 3 8 12.50 12.50 75.00
12 Peter Shardlow 2 9 66.67 22.22 11.11
13 Mike O’Keeffe 2 5 40.00 20.00 40.00
14 Leon Lategan 2 4 25.00 50.00 25.00
15 Trevor Knight 2 10 60.00 20.00 20.00


Team announcement for IPT Oct 2021 Jhb

Below are the teams that have been selected for the IPT tournament in Johannesburg, Oct 2021.


Please note that players that have been selected must complete the forms as posted below on the WP website and return to either the secretary or karl. They include the registration form, medical report and liability form.

Following this, depending on whether they elect to be selected for WC 2022, the payable amount will be confirmed by e-mail.

Sunday practice will continue up till the start of the IPT. We will begin team (IPT age groups) matches, once the last winter league matches have finished. Opposition teams to be selected and posted shortly.

Kind Regards

Karl Luff

GM Hockey IPT 2021 60+ TEAM

Full name Pos
Andreas Redenz Link
Colin de la Harpe Forward
Darren Bunker Link
Dereck Marnewick Back
Glenn Turner Half, Sweeper
Grant Irlam Half
Grant Munro Forward
Guy Jenkins Forward, Half
Karl Luff Goals
Matthew Holt Sweeper, Back
Neil van Blerk Forward
Peter Kratz Half
Richard Wells Link,half
Trevor Knight (captain) Half, Link
Warren Machanik Half
John Cadman Manager
Jan Taljaard Reserve

GM Hockey IPT 2021 65+ TEAM

Full name Pos
Adrian Aitchison Forward
Robert Baigrie Half
Bobby Freeman Link
Chris Haley Link
Danny St Dare Link
Edmund Fisher Half
Fanie Steffans Half
Glyn Bedford Forward
John Donald (captain) Link
John Masters Link
John Shardlow Link
Niall Mckrill Forward
Peter Shardlow Link
Riel Smit Back
Robbie Gracie Goals
Warren Hewitt Manager


Full name Pos
Bob Commin Forward
John May Half
Mike Dalton Half
Rodney Palmer Half