International Masters Hockey

Masters Hockey was established over 10 years ago and has grown significantly over the years. England Hockey run squads at several age groups, with the women field teams from O40-O65 and the men from O35-O80.

England squads compete in all major competitions including the Home Nations, European Cup and World Cup tournaments. The other Home Nations also field a large number of teams at the tournaments. Trials for the squads are held every year for Home Nations, World and European cups.

Player profile

Pippa Bull

Pippa has played for England for 10 years, Captaining teams at all age groups and is currently O55s Masters Captain. The team are World, European and Home Nations champions.

Tournament success:

  • Four times World Cup Champion Canterbury 2012, Rotterdam Netherlands 2014, Canberra Australia 2016, Terrassa Spain 2018
  • Two time European Champion London, Old Loughtonians HC 2015, Tilburg Netherlands 2017
  • Defending European title this year in Krefeld Germany in August
  • Home Nations Champion at O50s and O55s since 2012

Vernon Brown

Vernon has played for England for 6 years. He has played in most tournaments in the Over 45s and is part of the Over 50s squad heading off to Krefeld this Summer for the Europeans.

Tournament Success:

  • World Cup Silver Medal Rotterdam, Netherlands 2014, 
  • European Gold Lisnagarvey, Ireland, 2013
  • European Silver Tilburg, Netherlands 2017
  • Home Nations Champions 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019

Highlight – A Hatrick against Germany in Tilburg 2017. And the suffering of the poor Germans captured beautifully on film.

Ronnie Stott

Ronnie has played for Scotland for 7 years. He has played in European Cups in Belfast, St. Albans, Glasgow and Antwerp He has played in World Cups in Rotterdam, Canberra and Barcelona. He has also played in Home Nations and Celtic Cup tournaments.

Tournament Success:

  • World Cup Bronze, Canberra 2016
  • European Bronze, Belfast 2013, St Albans 2015 and Antwerp 2019
  • Celtic Cup Champions 2016

East Women’s Hockey Masters

Six Bishop’s Stortford Vets represented the East Women’s Masters at the Territorial tournament in Cannock last weekend. Paula Frenzel, Amanda Smart, Sandra Turner and Teresa Stickland played for the Over 40s against the West, North, South, Midlands and the Combined Services. The team were very unlucky narrowly losing a couple of games, finally finishing 4th. Pippa Bull Captained the O45s and with Karen Jones also selected was unlucky not to take the title this year, the team missing out to the South again. The 45s only lost one game, scored 10 goals and conceded 4, picking up the runners up medals. Pippa was also selected to Captain the England Lady Masters O45s at the Home Countries in Sheffield next weekend.

The Bishops Stortford Lady Masters played in the Techniques Motor Sports Ltd inaugural tournament at Letchworth and Sunday and came out winners. The team Started well beating Welwyn 1-0, a well taken goal by Suzi Fetcher at close range. Stortford came up against St Albans next and were very unlucky not to score having all the possession but drew 0-0. The team went on to beat Letchworth 2-1 with goals by Sally Powell and Pippa Bull. Stortford knew they needed to beat Stevenage by at least 2 goals to take the title and were determined to do so. The team played very fast attacking hockey, many of the goals involving 3 or 4 passes moving swiftly up the pitch resulting in a 6-0 win, Sally Powell scoring twice, Pippa Bull getting a hat trick and Suzi Fletcher finding the net again to secure the win.

The tournament was a great success and is set to become and annual event.