England Hockey Masters

England Hockey is seeking expressions of interest from individuals wishing to take on the role of selectors and chairman of selectors of the various England Masters age group teams for 2013. Although the period for appointment is currently for one year England Hockey wishes to ascertain if applicants are able to commit to a two year period to aid continuity. 

There are currently 11 England representative teams at the following age groups  

Men’s – Over 40s, Over 45s, Over 50s, Over 55s, Over 60s, Over 65s, Over 70s
Women’s – Over 40s, Over 45s, Over 50s, Over 55s    

Each squad will have its own Selection Panel with a minimum of three selectors, one of whom shall be appointed Chair.  Once the Panel has been agreed they shall be responsible for ensuring the appropriate management and coaching structure within their squad, ie they may individually take on the role of manager and / or coach or may appoint others to these roles.

Potential candidates for the role of selector should have the following skills/experience

- Experience as a county, regional or national selector

- Display an understanding of the current requirements for Masters players to compete at a national level

- Preferably to have competed at a county, regional or national level

- Be available to attend the regional tournament, trials and/or other Masters' events where potential player candidates may be seen

- Demonstrate an ability to understand and apply the principles of player selection as laid down in the Policy and Criteria

- Has the ability to work cooperatively in a team environment  

Full details of the roles are shown on the attached documentIt should be noted that selectors cannot be appointed, at this stage to, an age group they are eligible for selection for (unless they do not wish to be considered for selection). An individual may not be Chair of Selectors at more than one age group but may be a selector at more than one.

The England Hockey Masters’ Teams Committee (MTC) have established an Appointments Panel to consider applications and make the appointments to the various Selection Panels. The Appointments Panel consists of

David Wright (Chairman MTC)
Simon Mason (England Hockey President)
Stephen Barlow (England Hockey Competitions & Events Manager)
Sue Catton
Rod Naughalty
Bob Purshouse

If you wish to apply for a Selector’s position please complete and return the attached form by 1 January. Appointments of Selection Panels will be made by 6 January 2013.