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Ladies Second Team Coach Wanted

Introduction

Clydesdale Hockey Club is one of the leading hockey clubs in Scotland with teams playing at the highest levels of domestic competition and in European events.  The Club has a large junior section and offers opportunities for all ages to get involved. 

The Club seeks to support the development of players and create an environment in which players can achieve their potential and enjoy the sport.  This is delivered by offering players quality training sessions and support on game days.

The Club is looking for a coach to support the Ladies 2nd XI. The position is a voluntary position but a contribution toward travel expenses will be made.  This person will report to the Ladies Chairperson.  The section is run by Hockey Committee consisting of volunteers selected by the membership.  The coach will work closely with the 2nd XI captain and the 1st XI Ladies coach to deliver the objectives listed below.

Objectives:

  • Create an environment that enables the development of effective decision making and highly skilled players who are able to consistently execute technically, tactically and physically.
  • Implement an inspirational developmental culture that supports development, facilitates learning and gives players a strong sense of individual and collective responsibility.
  • Prepare players for the standard and rigours of 1st XI hockey.
  • Support and assist youth players to achieve age group representative hockey.

Tasks:

  • Work with 2nd XI captain to and assist and advise on selection.
  • Work with the 1st XI coach to deliver a consistent development programme.
  • Deliver sessions designed to develop the skills and decision making of the players.
  • Engage with the players using a variety of communication and presentation tools. 
  • Be part of the welfare team, responsible for the safety and protection of the individuals in the club.
  • Deliver weekly training sessions (Tuesday and Thursday) and coach matches throughout the league and cup schedules.

Person Specification

  • Will be enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the sport of hockey.
  • Will be keen to learn and develop their own coaching skills and knowledge.
  • Will be qualified to Scottish Hockey Coaching Level 2 or will be working towards a Level 2 in the near future.
  • The person may be, currently, an active player.
  • They will be able to work in a collaborative manner to deliver common goals.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Rachel Brewer (arnieb@rocketmail.com)

New partners for Clydesdale Western

With EuroHockey Club Challenge I starting next week at Peffermill, Clydesdale Western are delighted to have two new partners helping to supporting the club.  The French Kitchen Gourmet Foods Company and SRS Autoparts.

The French Kitchen specialize in snacks foods in a French bistro style but with a British twist. Their high end gourmet crisps can currently be purchased online at Harvey Nichols.

 

 

SRS Autoparts are a family run business who supply parts and servicing for all cars and light commercial vehicles. They have branches in Port Dundas, East Kilbride and Edinburgh.

 

 

Many thanks to The French Kitchen and SRS Autoparts for their support for Clydesdale Western participation in EuroHockey Club Challenge I.

Scotland Youth Teams Selections – ‘Dale & ‘Dale Western representation

The club are delighted at the number of Clydesdale and Clydesdale Western players selected for Scotland in this weekend’s international matches at Under 16 and Under 18 level.

We would like to wish the best of luck of to Anna Hoolaghan, Jessica Buchanan, Jessica Mitchell, Zara Mason, Bronywn Shields, Margery Justice and Lexi Sabatelli for ther inclusion in the Girls squads.  We also wish the best of luck to Ben Galloway, David Nairn, Struan Walker and Alasdair Richmond who were selected for the Boys squads.  A full list of the squads can be found here on the Scottish Hockey website.

The U16s and U18s squads play Wales on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday.  Clydesdale will be hosting the U16 (5.30pm pushback) and U18 boys (7.30pm pushback) games on Good Friday.  A full schedule of games, times and venues are listed below.

Full schedule

Friday:

  • U16 Girls | Uddingston | 17:30
  • U18 Girls | Uddingston | 19:30
  • U16 Boys | Titwood | 17:30
  • U18 Boys | Titwood | 19:30

Saturday:

  • U16 Girls | Glasgow National Hockey Centre | 13:30 (Pitch 2)
  • U16 Boys | Glasgow National Hockey Centre | 13:30 (Pitch 1)
  • U18 Girls | Glasgow National Hockey Centre | 15:30 (Pitch 1)
  • U18 Boys | Glasgow National Hockey Centre | 15:30 (Pitch 2)

Sunday:

  • U16 Girls | Glasgow National Hockey Centre | 09:00 | (Pitch 1)
  • U16 Boys | Glasgow National Hockey Centre | 10:45 | (Pitch 1)
  • U18 Girls | Glasgow National Hockey Centre | 12:30 | (Pitch 2)
  • U18 Boys | Glasgow National Hockey Centre | 12:30 | (Pitch 1)

Photo credit: Duncan Gray

Cup update – Semi Finals on 15th April

Mens 1s are through to the Scottish Cup Semi Finals. This game will be played at Titwood on 15th April and they will play the winner of Grange vs. Dundee Wanderers.

Ladies 1s and 2s are in the Scottish Plate and face CALA and Edinburgh University 2s in their Quarter Finals.  The L3 bowed out of the Scottish Cup, losing 2-0 to Women’s National Div One opposition, Western Wildcats 1s, in the Quarter Finals.

M2 and M3 are also both still in their respective cup competitions. M2 face Uddingston 2s in the Quarter Final of the District Cup and M3s face Kelburne 3s in the Quarter Final of the Reserve Cup.  The Quarter Finals are due to be played on the 8th and the Semi Finals are due on the 15th April.

Should any team make it all the way the Finals, the Men’s Cup Finals are on Saturday 5th May and the Women’s Plate Final is on Sunday 6th May, all at Glasgow Green.

End of Season Hockey Dinner Sat. 28th April

The club will be hosting an end of season celebration on Saturday 28th April.  We are delighted to have former athlete Brian Whittle as a speaker.  The event is open to all. Tickets are £30 for over £18s and £15 for under £18. We would be delighted to see as many juniors and parents of juniors as possible. The dinner will be in the clubhouse.

If you wish to sign up please click on this link.

The Ladies section will host another event on 2nd June 2018.