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Website completely rebuilt

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As most of you are aware, I have retired from the playing ranks and transitioned into team management. This means that I am still part of the team, but I do the majority of my work before the tournament and don't have to sweat my ding off on the field. A good arrangement I feel!

To compliment this transition, I thought I'd change the focus of this website to reflect the change in my involvement in the sport. As a result, this website now focuses on the teams that I manage. I still intend to blog about hockey and what I believe to be the good and bad aspects of the sport, but the other areas of the website will be dedicated to the teams I manage.

To this end, there are two main areas with the following key features: -


  • National and State sections
  • Names, photos (if provided), positions and nicknames
  • Ability to filter by position/rotation
If you'd like to have an image associated with your name, please get in contact using the contact form on the Contact Me page.


  • National and State sections
  • Gallery navigation
  • Downloadable images
  • Lightbox gallery viewing

The intention is to post each team I am selected to manage, providing a tool for players to learn the names, faces and positions of the other players in their team prior to a championship. These teams will be retained for posterity. Any team photos that I create after the championships will be uploaded to the photo galleries for players to download.

If anyone would like to contribute to a photo gallery, drop me a note using the contact form on the Contact Me page. I'll be happy to upload additional images from past championships, acknowledging the photographer and copyright holder.

 I hope everyone enjoys the new focus of the website. Feel free to comment below and let me know your thoughts.

Author Info
Mark Matheson
Chief Bottle Washer
Mark is the former President of the Sydney Masters Hockey Association and is a current NSW manager in the Over 40's age group. When he is not working in the hockey community, Mark runs an IT Consultancy offering IT Management and business process change services.