To be eligible for selection for an England Hockey International Masters Team, a player must hold, or be eligible to hold, a British Passport and must be eligible under current regulations and not have played for another senior
International Team in an FIH competition in the previous three years.
With the exception of the Teams in the oldest Age Groups for both genders, currently Over 80 Men and Over 65 Women, where there shall be no upper age limit, the players selected must be within the five-year age range in which their age shall be deemed to fall. All players shall be deemed to have attained a particular age on the 01 January immediately prior to their actually attaining that age (unless their birthday falls on the 01 January in which case their actual date of birth shall apply).
Hockey is a Team sport and therefore whilst a player can develop their individual game, it must be recognised that players need to be able to realise their potential within a Team environment. Therefore, the blend of the Team which combines the individual abilities of the players together with other factors such as players being able to play in more than one position, availability, commitment, attitude, and the ability to implement tactical requirements are as important as the players' individual skill levels.
It is England Hockey policy that Masters’ Hockey should be self-financing, however, this should not discriminate against any player. Players may apply to England Hockey for financial support in order to complete the Masters’ Hockey programme.