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Hockey masters head for Christchurch

Several of the Marlborough masters players take a break from training on Wednesday evening. From left: Jules Maltesen, Jo Campbell, Natasha Veltman, Jo Jones, John MacKinnon, Rosie Lamain, Sandy O'Connell, Matt Hair, Nigel Fraser, Robyn Rowe, George Nation, Abby Scott and Andrew McCaa. Photo: Peter Jones.

What is thought to be a record number of Marlborough hockey players are bound for the National Masters tournament in Christchurch from February 23-29.

Twenty-two Marlborough-based players are spread across eight teams, most representing Tasman but others turning out for teams from Wellington, Otago/Southland, Tauranga and Auckland at various age group levels.

Abby Scott, Sara Stocker, George Nation, Emma Rose-Alison will play for the Tasman women 35s while Andrew McCaa, Michael Mitchell, Sam McConway, Andrew Nation and Andrew Mitchell will represent the Tasman men’s 35s.

Loren Hickin, Jo Campbell, Jules Maltesen, Tash Veltman and Jo Jones will front up for the Tasman women’s 40 team with Sandy O’Connell playing for Tasman men’s 50s.

The Wellington men’s 45s will have the services of Malcolm King and Matt Hair while the Otago/Southland women’s 55s can call on Denise Lloyd, Rosie Lamain and Robyn Rowe. Nigel Fraser is playing for Tauranga men’s 55s while John MacKinnon joins the Auckland men’s 45s.

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