Welcome to our website!

Ras Al Hamra Recreation centre (RAHRC)is the recreation centre of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) which is the main oil and gas company in Oman. For over 40 years the centre has been providing recreation to PDO staff and external members.  


The Muscateers Hockey Section consists of 70 members including different nationalities, gender and age (from 5 up to 60 years old, mostly veteran’s age). We play recreational hockey, provide basic training to adults and young children and from play regular friendly matches with other teams in Oman.  


On average about 14 – 18 people play weekly on Saturday evenings (20.00 hrs) at the school pitch. About 30 children from the PDO school choose every year to do hockey as an after school activity on Saturdays (17.00 – 18.00).  Training is provided by volunteers in the hockey section. We also provide Indoor Training to youth and matches in the RAHRC Indoor Hall. Regularly we participate in friendly matches against Omani teams, Indian Teams, BSM Team, or teams of a visiting marine vessels. Also we participate in tournaments (Dubai 2010) or organise tournaments (Indoor June 2010, field March 2011).


If you like to join us, please contact: muscateers.hockey@gmail.com.


Our Routine events 

Saturdays 17:00 – 18:00 hrs  PDO School Kids Hockey (IP3-IP5).

Saturdays 19:45 – 20:15 hrs Adults Training.

Saturdays 20:15 – 21:15 hrs Friendly Matches Adults.

Tuesdays 17:00 - 18:00 hrs Indoor Kids Hockey (9-13 years).


Handover to new committee

13/12/2011 11:30
As of today the Kees Hindriks will replace Roel van der Sterren as the new Chairman, Cedric Vansteenkiste will replace Gill Clark as the new Secretary. Hendrik Moorrees will stay on the Hockey Section Treasurer. Simone van Gils and Heleen Elzenga will continue with the children hockey. We like to thank Gill and Roel for their passionate support for the Muscateers Hockey Section!

Sports pitch available during RAH development!

25/10/2011 22:45
Good news! At yesterdays RAHRC AGM (24/10/2011) it was confirmed that there would be no interruption in the availability of a sports pitch during the transformation from the current grass pitch to the future multipurpose astro turf sports pitch. Feedback of sections will be discussed in December for the detailed design stage. The astro turf pitch should be finished by the end of 2013 as part of Phase 1a together with the school.

Hockey yearly Annual General Meeting (AGM)

01/10/2011 23:40
Please join us at the yearly Hockey AGM on 15 Oct 2011. Venue: boat club. There will be food and refreshments after our regular match. A web invite has been sent to each of the players and trainers.

Friendly match against COORG Team

01/10/2011 23:36
Today we played a friendly match against the COORG team from Muscat at the PDO grass pitch. It was an 8 aside with a our Muscateers keeper (Cedric) on our side the first half (2-0) who then moved to the COORG side in the second half (2-6). Thanks to Kuttappa Mekerira for arranging a team! We all liked it very much and will be doing this more often to sharpen our skills and enjoy a bit more competitive atmosphere. Thanks to all for safe & fair play! 

Hockey has started - welcome back!

16/09/2011 21:49
We have kicked of hockey on 10/9! We have a number of new players filling the gaps of those who left us. On Saturdays 17:00-1800 hrs we provide after school hockey for the children. On Tuesdays 17:00 – 18:00 we provide indoor hockey for the youth (9-13 years). Please let us know if you could help us out with training, we need you!

Pitch remains for 1.5 years

26/07/2011 21:11
On 16 July there was an engagement between the Ras Al Hamra development Project Team and the residents / members. The current grass pitch will become astro turf and will be re-located. For the next 1.5 years the current sports pitch will not be effected.

Summer season 2011

26/07/2011 21:09
Unfortunately, no indoor hockey in the summer due to insufficient players. Maybe we can arrange a friendly match during Eid!


13/05/2011 23:04
The PDO grass pitch will undergo annual maintenance from 23 June - 18 August 2011. During this time there will be no sports allowed. We will arrange indoor matches instead. The Hockey Section will engage with the contractor (via the club) prior to maintenance and during the first two critical weeks. We support maximum utilisation of a healthy grass pitch.

Soil Measurements Grass Pitch 30/04/2011

13/05/2011 22:48
The hockey section carried out soil measurements on 30/4/2011 09:00 hrs (25 sample points) which revealed very high moisture rate (9.8 out of 10) and relative high acidity (6.1). Since 2008 we continue to engage with the club management, committee representatives and OIG contractor to ensure that professional horticultural practices are applied to the grass pitch. Recently the blades of the grass mower haven been sharpened which significantly improved the grass quality. However it is...

Tournament Pictures on Picasa

21/03/2011 20:18
The Omantel Hockey Cup Tournament pictures are on Picasa photo sharing web site. Contact muscateers.hockey@gmail.com for more info. 

Omantel Hockey Cup

18/03/2011 22:49
On 18 March 2011 a 6-aside international Field Hockey Tournament was organise by the Muscateers in cooperation with main sponsor Omantel and sponsor Larson Toubro.  Pool one consisted of: Desert Field (Oman), Coorg (Oman), Muscateers-1, Oman National Team Sr. and Muscat (who were so kind to replace Bahrain). Pool two consisted of: Qater Wanders, Muscateers-2, Oman National Jr., BSM and UTSC. In Pool 1 Oman National Sr. won with 10 points (19 goals – 4 against), runner up was Coorg with 7...

Astro Turf for RAHRC in 2013

13/03/2011 19:15
At the RAHRC AGM of 17 January 2011 it was announced that the PDO grass school pitch will disappear. The new School project will include an astro turf pitch in 2013. See here an interesting article about astro turf: http://www.dessosports.com/en/questions/in-practice/

Website launched

13/03/2011 19:14
Our new website has been launched today. This web site aims to provide useful information for members, aspirant members and other hockey lovers in Oman, the region and in the world!