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Board Members

Paul Mantell


Appointed May 2023

Claire Henkey


Elected May 2022

Rebecca Sinclair

Finance Director

Appointed May 2023

Samantha Bliss

Board Member

Elected April 2023

Jade Hooper

Board Member

Elected April 2023

Wayne Tucker

Board Member

Elected April 2023

Kendall Gilding

Board Member

Aaron Averay

Board Member



Committee Charter & All Terms of Reference As At  06.062023
Code of Conduct  As At 7.10.2021

Committee Members

Rebecca Sinclair(Chair)
Paul Mantell
Alison Lyons (CEO)

Current Members

As At March 2023

Greg Richards (Chair)
Kate Spilsbury (QAS)
Alison Lyons
Lee Bodimeade
Matthew Wells
Angie Lambert
Margaret Dilger
Jordyn Wilson

Terms of Reference - High Performance Only

As At 12.06.2023

Current Members

As At 4th January 2023

Jeff Lancaster (Chair)
Peter Searston (HP Representative)
Lisa Morgan (Coaching Director Representative)
Nathan Doherty
Keegan Popowski
Aaron Kenny
Margaret Dilger (HQ Education & Pathways Representative)
Jordyn Wilson (HQ Athlete Development Representative)

Terms of Reference - Coaching Committee

As At 12.06.2023



Jeff is Hockey Queensland’s mental performance and wellbeing coach, a state selector and premier league coach.

His main interest in becoming involved with the coaching committee is to support the development of coaches across the state, to aid the growth of our athletes and our game. His primary focus is supporting remote and regional coach development.



Peter Searston has a long history of involvement in hockey in Queensland particularly in high performance. He has held positions in coaching, managing and selecting in Men's and Women's including: 

  • Coaching: Brothers Club in Townsville, Townsville Teams, Assistant Coach Queensland U21 Men, Queensland Men Development Team Coach, and Queensland Blades Assistant Coach
  • Managing: Townsville Men's Teams, Qld Country Men, Qld U21 Men, Queensland Blades and Brisbane Blaze, and Australian Kookaburras
  • Selecting: Townsville Teams, Qld Country Men, Qld U21 Men, Queensland Blades and Brisbane Blaze, and HA Futures Men

As an athlete he competed for his hometown and for Queensland across Indoor, Country, U21 and Open age groups. 



Lisa Morgan is currently based in Rockhampton and wears many coaching hats from grass roots to State Teams. 

She is involved with the Rockhampton Under 7 Quikstix program and coaches Senior Men and Women club teams. At a Queenland level she coaches U18 and U21 Women. 

"I joined this committee as I am passionate about our sport and want to help in providing the support to increase the standard of coaching and the number of coaches at all levels of participation across Queensland." - Lisa. 



Nathan Doherty has coached hockey at both junior and senior level for 15 years, including in the UK and as the Regional Coaching Director for Townsville Hockey for 4 years.

Currently he works within the team staff of the Queensland U15 Boys Maroon team and looks forward to continuing to work to grow and further our sport moving forward.



Keegan is the current Coaching Manager at Toowoomba Hockey and the current Head Coach for the Australian Hockey 5s Women's Team that heads to the World Cup in Oman next year.  He has previously had roles with the U18 Tasmanian Men's Team and the Open Indoor Women.

"I joined this committee as I believe I bring a unique experience having been primarily from a different state for the majority of my hockey life. I am keen to learn more about coaching, as well as pass on some of my learnings that I have during my role at work and in the state system." - Keegan. 



Aaron is the current Maryborough RCD/Development Officer. He oversees the Maryborough Junior Program (Tomahawks) and do squad sessions for representative players. Aaron has coached for over 30 years at club and representative level in the Fraser Coast (13’s to Senior Men and Women).

At the Hockey Queensland level he has been involved at trials (15’s, 18’s and 21’s) and at a few development camps (16’s and 18’s).

As a player he has represented Queensland U21, Queensland Open & Australian Country. 

"As part of this committee I aim to assist in building a bank of coaching resources and the network to assist all coaches in Queensland, particularly in the regional centres." - Aaron


Current Members

As At 27th January 2023

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Adam Barry (Chair)

Lyn Hill

David Black

Melanie Craig


Terms of Reference - Umpire Appointments Panel

As At 12/06/2023

Current Members

As At 4 January 2023

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Brent Brown (Chair)
Carol Chui Chong
Jennie Thompson
Cathy Platts

Terms of Reference - Technical Committee

As At 12.06.2023

Current Members

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Jan Walker (Chair)
Lyn Tucker
Natalie Pember
Cathy Irwin
Catherine Riggs

Terms of Reference - Indoor Only As At 12.07.2023

Women's Masters

As At April 2024

Belle Davis – Chair
Kathy Anderson 
– Events
Deb Creighton 
– Secretary
Sue Howard 
– State Teams
Linda Hunter 
– Performance
Myra Reilly 
– Celebrations
Kathy Rogers 
– Social Media
Karin Walduck 
– Logistics
Megan Ward
 – Webmaster

(Profiles at the bottom of the page)

Terms of Reference - Womens Masters Only

As At 12.06.2023

2023 Position Descriptions

2024 PD Contingent Coaching Coordinator (April 2024)

2024 PD Contingent Leader (April 2024)

2024 PD Statistician (April 2024)

2024 PD Team Leader (April 2024)

2024 Team Coaches Handbook (April 2024)

2024 Team Managers Handbook (April 2024)



HQWMC Membership 2022 -2024

Belle and her two brothers have played hockey since the early 1970s and were all still playing until the close of the 2021 season when she retired. Hockey has always been an important and constant part of life. Belle was Club Captain of both Bulimba and Kedron Wavell Hockey Clubs and competed in the BWHA for many years.
She discovered Masters Hockey in 1998 and began playing in the Gold Coast Hockey Association Competition. Belle has represented at Club, District, State and National levels. She is currently a member of the Gold Coast Women’s Master’s Committee holding the portfolio of Logistics. With her recent retirement from active play she now is able to direct her interest and knowledge to the administration and promotion of Women’s Master’s Hockey.
Belle was a physiotherapist working in the fields of rehabilitation and aged care. She was the Director of a large multidisciplinary Team and hopes to bring a range of organizational skills to her position on the HQWMC.


 HQWMC Membership 2012 – 2024

In the mid-1980s, Linda resumed her professional career as a primary school teacher and later became a school principal. Promotions in this role through schools of increasing complexity saw her managing a total staff of 90 odd and working with government officials and community leaders. During this time, she developed skills in strategic planning, policy development, operational planning, budgeting and financial management, people management, and resource management. Until her career took her to locations in which hockey was not played, she was a regular member of Qld Vets/Masters teams. Linda was an accredited AA Umpire and is a Level 2 Technical Official and Level 2 Coach. She is a Masters Coach at Queensland and Australian levels. Linda is currently a member of World Masters Hockey’s Events Committee, HA Masters Committee and Operational Group (Women), HQ Women’s Technical and Masters Committees and is contributes to Sunshine Coast Hockey Association as a Technical Official and Women’s Masters selector.


 HQWMC Membership 2018 – 2024

Deb played hockey from age 11 to 17 years.  She then had 30 years break and returned to the game at the age of 47. Deb has represented Gympie, Maryborough and Gladstone over the years in various age divisions.  She has also represented Queensland in the 55 and 60s age division.
As long as she can remember she has volunteered in many committee roles for her local Club and Association and now is an active member of the Qld Women’s Masters Committee. She has Coached and Managed various teams of all ages as well during this time.
Professionally Deb has worked in the insurance industry for many years. Along with her husband she has been owner/operator of various small businesses ranging from Wall and Floor Tiling to Traffic Control.
Deb loves what hockey brings to her including the wonderful friendships along the way.


HQWMC Membership 2022 – 2024

Sue was a primary school teacher for 37 years prior to her retirement in 2016. During that time she coached and managed many Mackay primary school and Capricornia district school hockey teams.
Sue started playing hockey at primary school under the expert tutelage of well known local Mackay coach Lena Saunders. She continued playing until having her children, and then resumed hockey, and then played Masters Hockey in Mackay. Sue has been a player, volunteer, Treasurer and Manager for her local association.
Sue started managing Queensland Womens Masters teams when her husband worked out of town for weeks at a time. She has managed Qld teams since 2007. She has also managed Australian Womens Masters teams in 2016 and 2018 and 2019.
Sue retired with her husband to Redcliffe 6 years ago, and has been playing in the BWHA Monday Masters fixtures, and has managed teams from both Redcliffe and BWHA Womens Masters.


 HQWMC Membership 2010 – 2024

Karin trained as a pharmacist and has a postgraduate qualification in pharmacology. She worked for 10 years in the Queensland hospital system where she had experience in managing staff and attending to the needs of stakeholders. Her professional career in the service sector continues as manager of the information technology unit at the State Library. She has almost unparalleled experience in sports’ leadership, management and administration having spent 20 years as a Board member of HQ, the last eight (8) years as President. Concurrently Karin was, and still is, President of Brisbane Women’s Hockey Association. She has skills in corporate governance and management in the government and not for profit sectors as well as a long history in hockey operations, from the canteen to the board room and all places in between. Karin has represented Queensland in Masters both as a field player and as a goal keeper. She has also worn the green and gold as a member of an Australian team.


 HQWMC Membership 2012 – 2024

Coming from a hockey family with her father an A Grade Women’s umpire in Sydney and her mother a NSW State player, Megan was destined to follow the family tradition.
She was committed to Vets/Masters hockey even before she was of Masters age, selecting and coaching Queensland teams and has since 35 has played for club, association, state and Australian teams. She also cannot remember a time when she was not busy in the administration, and promotion of hockey at Club and Association level.
As a former teacher and current small business owner she has acquired skills that assist in her role in the QLD WOmen’s Masters Committee.


HQWMC Membership 2013 – 2022, 2024

Myra is a genuine hockey tragic and has devoted a fair proportion of her adult life to promoting the sport and ensuring that it grows in her localities. Not many can say that they started a club from scratch and nurtured its growth. Myra did this in Moranbah in the mid 1970s.

She has skills in assembling teams to get jobs done to a high standard. She has been the go-to person for the organisation of the 40th, 50th60th and 75th year celebrations for her club in Maryborough and for the 30th and 35th year celebrations of HQ Women’s Masters Championships and 30th year of HA Women’s Masters Championships. A feature of these celebrations has been the extensive displays of memorabilia that Myra has encouraged others to donate or loan. She has taken a special interest in the growth of junior hockey as well as Masters hockey, coaching, umpiring and selecting.

Myra has been a fixture in Queensland and Australian Masters teams for the last 20 odd years. This hockey tragic even came out of a lengthy retirement from indoor hockey to participate as a player at the first HA Masters Indoor Challenge and was selected in the Australian team for the 2019 Masters Indoor World Cup in Hong Kong.


HQWMC Membership 2024

Kathy started playing hockey at the age of 8 and has been playing in Veterans/Masters since 1992. She is passionate about everything hockey, being involved at club & association level with grassroots hockey, competition, judiciary and President. She feels she has been very lucky to have a wonderful hockey life.


HQWMC Membership 2024

Kathy along with her late sister Terry, were founding members of the Tinana Hockey Club in Maryborough in 1968. Their sister Mary McKell was the coach.  All 3 girls along with another sister Carmel (Meyer) represented Qld in Masters during their hockey days.

Kathy went on to play for Australia in Masters (as did Mary and Carmel).  Although not able to play any more, she still coaches, umpires and selects.  She is currently Treasurer of the Maryborough & District Hockey Association (a position she has held since 1996).  She is a Life Member of Tinana and the MDHA.  She enjoys being creative and has taken on the Social Media portfolio for the HQWMC.

Current Members

As At 4th January 2023

Brent Kinnane (Chair)
Ian Knights (Treasurer)
Paul Hardie (Secretary)
Ray Langler
Trevor Johnson
Brett Rollason
Brad Mathers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Brad Galgon
Chris Leeder

Terms of Reference - Mens Masters Only

As At 12.06.2023

Committee Members

Alison Lyons (CEO)
John Giles
Joseph Rudolph
Steven Stewart

Committee Members

Kate West
Sara Colwill
Georgina Archer
Philip Hack

As At 14 July 2023

Hockey Queensland is pleased to announce the formation of a Junior Advisory Committee (JAC) to hear the points of view of Junior participants in our sport.

JAC will convene every two months to discuss points of interest as per the Charter and advise HQ Office.

The Junior Advisory Hockey Committee (JAHC) will assist and advise Hockey Queensland the perspectives of young people in hockey:

  • State Championships and events
  • Education
  • Uniforms
  • Pathways
  • Junior Participation Gender Diversity
  • and more

All Hockey Queensland members aged 16 – 25 are encouraged to apply.

We are looking for 4 x General Members, 2-Year terms.



Terms of Reference - Junior Advisory Hockey Committee

As At 14 July 2023