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Australia is one of the world’s most successful nations when it comes to masters hockey, enjoying a number of outstanding accomplishments in recent years. At the Masters World Cup in Rotterdam in 2014, Australia’s women took home gold in the Over 40 and Over 60 age groups, and silver in the Over 50s. Australia’s men also enjoyed considerable success, winning gold in the Over 40 and Over 45 age groups, and bronze in the Over 50 and Over 55 competitions.  

Key Dates:
Opening ceremony: 29 March 2016, 1:45pm - 2:15pm AEST.
Training: 27 & 28 March 2016
Matches: 29 March - 6 April 2016 [fixtures & results]
Closing ceremony: 6 April 2016, 6:30pm - 7pm AEST.
What to do while in Canberra
Canberra’s diverse and downright eclectic landscape are there to be discovered in a number of ways. Whether it is a winery, museums, sporting events or just checking out the surrounding regions, there is something for all to enjoy.

Please check out the VisitCanberra website to find out what is happening around the city during your stay:




CANBERRA LOCAL WEATHER

Canberra has a mild humid temperate climate with warm summers and no dry season. The area within 40 km of this station is covered by forests (38%), grasslands (31%), croplands (25%), lakes and rivers (3%), and built-up areas (3%).

The month of April is characterised by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 22°C to 18°C over the course of the month, exceeding 26°C or dropping below 15°C only one day in ten.

Checkout the local forecast here

LOCAL TRANSPORT

There are various types of public transport in Canberra.

Bus - Action Buses
Canberra's public bus service, ACTION Buses, services major tourist sites and their regular service routes link the city, through town centre interchanges, to the suburbs.

The nearest bus stop to the competition venue is 4548 (arriving from the city) or 4547 (departing to the city).
Passengers can purchase a single or daily cash ticket on board the bus from the driver. All single fares entitle passengers to a free 90 minute transfer period. This enables you to connect to a different bus using the same ticket if within 90 minutes of purchasing your ticket. Daily tickets are valid until midnight on the day of purchase.
For more information or bus timetables, click here.

Taxi / Cab 



Canberra taxis and cabs service the airport, train station, and bus terminus at Jolimont Centre, the city, suburbs and surrounding region.
To catch a taxi in Canberra, use a taxi rank where cars park ready for dispatch or phone one of the cab services to book a vehicle. 

For a full list of available services, click here.

Airport Transfers – Airport Express
The Airport Express shuttle bus offers airport-city-airport services daily during peak periods. Cost is just $12 one way and $20 return. 
Tickets can be purchased direct from the bus driver (EFTPOS or cash), pre-booked at www.royalecoach.com.au or by calling 1300 368 897.
The bus stop is located kerbside upon exiting the arrivals hall.

Please note: The Airport Express does not operate Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
For more information or timetables, click here

Uber in Canberra
Uber drivers are operating across Australia's capital city. You can find a ride and learn more on the Uber Canberra website. Download the app from the iTunes store, on Google Play or Microsoft Store

PLAYER INFORMATION

MANAGERS BRIEFING
The managers briefing will be held on Monday 28 March commencing at 2pm in the Carter Brown Bar of the Hockey Centre in Lyneham. At this meeting the tournament director, facilities managers and event staff will provide an overview of all relevant tournament specific information. 

For the briefing slide show > CLICK HERE

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY
Onsite Sports Physiotherapy Clinic (Powerhouse Physiotherapy) available at the Hockey Centre in Lyneham. 

This clinic will be minimising private clients during the event to leave as much space open for any masters athletes that wish to seek treatment during the course of the tournament. They will also be providing approximately 10 massage therapists during the tournament for bookings as required.

Team rates will be offered which is a $20 discount from their normal services.

Physio rates:
Initial consult $105
Follow up $95
Massage rates will be $20 per 10 minutes.

If teams would like to lock a provider in for a longer term arrangement i.e. for the duration of the week, this is also available. 
 
It would preferred if teams would pre-book timeslots prior to their arrival. Contact details are admin@powerhousephysio.com.au

TEAM TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
If you have not requested your training sessions as of yet, it is URGENT that you contact Rob Sheekey at Hockey ACT to organise your booking.

Rob's contact details are as follows:
rob.sheekey@hockeyact.org.au or +61 (0)2 62572374

You have up until March 11th to lock in your sessions, at which point we will be finalising the training schedule for the tournament. 

PHOTOGRAPHY
Keegan Carroll Photography is the tournament photographer and will be providing photographic coverage across the event. 

If you would like you team photo taken by Keegan Carroll Photography please contact him on the below details to arrange an appropriate time:

E: keegan@keegancarrollphotography.com 
W: www.keegancarrollphotography.com
Mb: 0422 669 185
MEN'S & WOMEN'S COMPETING COUNTRIES
Results & More

To find fixtures, results, tables and stats, scroll to the bottom of the page or click the link to go directly to the competition results website.

Results >

VISIT CANBERRA


Plan your visit to Canberra ahead of the Masters World Cup. Explore things to see and do, accommodation and where to eat and drink via the VisitCanberra Website

GET SOCIAL WITH VISIT CANBERRA
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Twitter: @visitcanberra
Instagram: @visitcanberra

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ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION
Stay Oz has been appointed as the exclusive preferred supplier of accommodation for the IMHA Masters World Cup in Canberra. 

For World Cup accommodation requirements email info@stayoz.com.au, visit www.stayoz.com.au or call +61 7 5593 7604.
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