Category: News

Update on league times and a request July 2022

Last night we met Chris Boyes from WPCC to discuss the scheduling issues around the Grand Masters Hockey league. The result of this discussion: from the beginning of September, league games will be allocated the 18:15 slot we had typically been assigned. We will also keep these time slots for Summer League (our old Thursday slot). We will return to the 19:15 time slot on the 24th July.

Of importance is that they want to know how many Grand Masters are members of WPCC.

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Update for WP Grand Masters June 2022

With the season heading for its third round, please find a few updates WRT to the league.

Ladies joining the sides

On Monday, we will have two ladies joining the sides. They are part of the team going to the Grand Master’s World Cup, and we will be allocating them to a team that requires players. Gary will assign them to teams. Thanks to Glyn for sending us their names.

Umpires and respect

We have had several instances on the field with players questioning umpire decisions. We all know that only a captain can make a polite enquiry to the umpire. Henceforth, any on-field questioners will be shown a green card and asked to take time off the field.

We appreciate that we all enjoy the competition, but we prefer not to have a few players upset the umpires or fellow players.

We will be organising captains’ bands that will need to be worn by the captain on the night. In the meantime, can the captains please present themselves to the umpires before each game.

Respect to fellow players, especially the more senior players

A proposal was made to have the senior players wear some sort of band or clothing to be easily identifiable. After receiving feedback from the senior players, this suggestion has been declined. However, we call on all players to respect one another on the field.

Request for involvement in next year’s GM IPT in Cape Town

In 2023 around mid-March, Cape Town will be hosting the SA Grandmasters IPT. We are keen to have any of our current members on board as part of the organisation committee. If you are interested in assisting, don’t hesitate to contact Karl or Warren.

IPT Warmup Fixtures March 2022

Fixtures for the warm-up are:

Date Time Game Time Game
2022/02/28 18:30 (A-field) White (55+) v Blue (60+) 19:00 (B-field) Black (65+) v Red (70+)
2022/03/07 18:15 (B-field) Red (70+) v White (55+) 18:15 (A-field) Blue (60+) v Black (65+)
2022/03/14 18:30 (B-field) Black (65+) v White (55+) 19:30 (B-field) Red (70+) v Blue (60+)

Team managers:

Team Manager Team Manager
White (55+) Karl Luff Blue (60+) Stephen Kelly
Black (65+) Warren Hewitt Red (70+) Noreen Wonnacott

Update on 2022 AGM and IPT warmup games.

AGM

The Western Province Grand Masters AGM has been moved to the Monday 7 March. It will start after the warmup games for IPT have been played. These games will start 18:15 on 7 March 2022 simultaneously. See below for further information on the games.

Please find documents below:

WPGMHA AGM Agenda

Notice to change the constitution

WPGMHA Nomination form

WPGMHA Proxy form

If you want to attend (or send apologies) then reply to this email.

IPT Warmup games

IPT warmup games will begin Monday 28th Feb. We are busy finalising times and games. The proposal is that we play on both the A and B field. The one starting at 18:30 the other 19:00. This will give the physio time to warmup and cool down the players per field. Once we have finalised the time the fixtures will be published. The relevant managers will need to organise their teams and be there on the night to coach and manager their side.

All players that are not going to IPT but would like to have a run notify Gary at garybarrett500@gmail.com, who will allocate you to a team. We cannot guarantee that everyone not going gets a run but will try.

IPT Durban March 2022 Team Announcement

By now, you should be aware the 2022 IPT will be run from 25-27 March. Teams are now more or less finalised, with a few players still confirming availability. Below are the teams and those in the wings.

Please complete the attached tables and submit them to Noreen and the allocated team manager if you are attending. Team managers, please make sure you consolidate and submit to Noreen.

We are still keen to have at least 14 players per team, so if your situation has changed, please notify Karl or me at secretary@wpgm.co.za.

IPT 55+ Team

Manager: Karl Luff

Confirmed

  Name Pref Post Alt Post Age
1.) Darren Bunker Link Half 54
2.) Ian Thomson Half Sweeper 54
3.) Neil van Blerk Forward Half 55
4.) Richard Wells Link Half 55
5.) Stephen Dugmore Link Forward 56
6.) Warren Machanik Half Half 57
7.) Leo Nolan (Captain) Link Forward 58
8.) Peter Kratz Half Sweeper 59
9.) Mike van der Merwe Goals Goals 54
10.) Clinton Brown Link Forward 58
11.) Alan Isaacs Link Link 55

Awaiting Confirmation

Name Pref Post
Vinnie Orchard Link
Shaun Bougard Link
Haiko Alfeld Half
Gary Barrett Half

IPT 60+ Team

Manager: Stephen Kelly

Confirmed

  Name Nickname Pref Post Alt Post Age
1.) Matthew Holt Matt Half Sweeper 60
2.) Grant Irlam Silky Half Sweeper 61
3.) Tony Barbour   Link Forward 61
4.) Mark Delbridge Mark Half Link 62
5.) Guy Jenkins Naas Forward Half 63
6.) Brian Alcock (Captain) Briano Half Forward 64
7.) Dereck Marnewick Twiggy Sweeper Link 64
8.) Dereck McMahon   Goals   60
9.) Moir Scholtz   Link   60
10.) Greeff Mike   Link   61
11.) Bobrow Louis   Link   65
12.) Frayne Gary   Half   61

Awaiting Confirmation

Name Nickname
Leigh Holloway  
Eion Jacobs Sweeper

 

IPT 65+ Team

Manager: Warren Hewitt

Confirmed

  Name Nickname Pref Post Alt Post Age
1.) Fanie Steffens   Half Sweeper 65
2.) John Masters   Link Half 65
3.) Trevor Knight (Cpt.) Noddy Half Link 65
4.) Robert Baigrie Bob Link Half 66
5.) Peter Shardlow   Half Link 67
6.) Chris Haley   Forward Link 68
7.) Gabriël de Vos Smit Riel Sweeper Half 69
8.) Glyn Bedford Curly Forward   67
9.) John Shardlow Shards Half   70
10.) Daniel St Dare Danny Link Forward 70
11.) Robbie Gracie  Robbie Goals   64
12.) John Donald Jd Link Half 71
13.) Robert Freeman Bob Half Forward 72
14.) Lindsay Halkett Jiggers Link   69

IPT 70+ Team

Manager: Noreen Wonnacott

Confirmed

  Name Nickname Pref Post Alt Post Age
1.) Aitchison Adrian Aitch Link Forward 70
2.) Edmund Fisher Fish Half Link 70
3.) Mike Dalton Mike Half Link 74
4.) Rodney Palmer Rod Half Sweeper 74
5.) Ian Richter   Goals   76
6.) Robert Birt Rob Forward Link 76
7.) Peter Wilson   Forward   78
8.) May John   Half   74
9.) Commin Robert Bob Forward   74
10.) Rutherfoord Cliff   Half   78
11.) Okeeffe Mike   Forward   81
12.) Peter Redfearn   Forward    

Form to complete and submit

WPGM Hockey AGM announcement 2022

The AGM will be on 24 Feb 2022, after the games have been played at 19:45. Both games league games that day will be played at 18:15, rather than the usual 18:30. This should give players who want to attend enough time to shower and grab a refreshment before joining us.

If you want to attend, please email secretary@wpgm.co.za

The AGM agenda, nomination forms and notice to amend the constitution are available below:

Resumption and extension of WPGM Hockey League Summer 2021-22

With what looks like the worst of the fourth wave of Covid-19 behind us, we are looking forward to resuming the Western Province Grand Masters Hockey League.

As we had two cancelled games at the end of last year, these will be carried forward to this year. After those games, a second round of the games will follow. The fixtures for these games are published on the website (and below).

Giving us only March to prepare for IPT in Durban, end of March 2022.

Here is a summary of the league fixtures Jan – Feb 2022:

Date 18:30 19:30 Bye
2022/01/13 White v Blue Black v Yellow Red
2022/01/20 Red v Black Yellow v White Blue
2022/01/27 Yellow v Red Blue v Black White
2022/02/03 Black v White Red v Blue Yellow
2022/02/10 Blue v Yellow White v Red Black
2022/02/17 White v Blue Black v Yellow Red
2022/02/24 Red v Black Yellow v White Blue

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