Australian selection for Guyra hockey master

Michael Jackson
11th Jun 2024

Guyra hockey player Michael Jackson this week jetted off overseas in preparation for a major international hockey tournament. Michael will travel to England and Holland as part of the Australian Southern Cross side to participate in the Hague Cup.
The masters tournament involves representatives from 27 countries, playing in four age divisions including over 60s, 65s, 70s and 75s. Michael will be part of the over 60s team alongside Armidale local Rick Ambrose. They gained selection in the side after playing for the NSW team which won the Australian Championships last year.
The tour kicks off in England on June 16th, with the team playing a couple of warm up games before they take on the England side on home turf. They will have a second game in England, before arriving in Holland on June 21st, with games continuing until June 30th.
Michael expects some tough competition but says that Australia has a very good side and he expects some good results from the tournament. It is not his first outing at this level of competition and he has previously been part of national masters teams on tours to New Zealand and Fiji.
Talent runs in the family with son Matt also preparing to represent Australia in the over 34s division, and he will be heading over to South Africa in September. Michael initially took up the sport when Matt was a junior so it is fitting, and quite unique, to see father and son now both playing at this level.