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Elite Summer Camp – 16th-19th July

As an addition to our two summer camps, the club will be running a third “elite” camp which aimed at a more focused hockey training.

The ‘elite camp’ is aimed at anyone who would like to work more closely with a team of coaches to learn new skills. The camp will run from 16th-19th July and costs £125.00.

The coaching team will be made up of 1st XI players from Clydesdale Western, which include internationally capped players.

The camp will include:

Specialised skills (eg: drag flicking, aerial passing)
Goalkeeping skills and techniques
Video Analysis
Individual/1 to 1 feedback
Tuition on nutrition and conditioning training

To sign up your child (or children) up for the camp, please click here.

‘A’ Team knocked out to strong Hillhead – Men’s West District Cup Review – 25th May

Men’s West District Cup Semi Final

Clydesdale ‘A’ 1-4 Hillhead (E Robertson)

Clydesdale Men’s ‘A’ hopes of winning the inaugural Men’s West District Cup were ended after losing out to a strong Hillhead performance at Titwood in an early passback.

Despite a strong start, the ‘A’ team found themselves 2-0 down by ten minutes after a penalty corner conversion and a simple close range finish past ‘Dale goalkeeper Ally Torrance. Torrance pulled off a string of crucial saves but was helpless when Hillhead added a third ten minutes before half time from another corner. Clydesdale ‘A’ found a way back into the match just before half time when youngster Ethan Robertson kept up his recent run of scoring form – pushing in an upright reverse push shot to set up an intriguing second half.

It was a decent effort from the Clydesdale team, who were missing the services of six regular players – including captain Craig Bradley and veteran Ali Bleach. Torrance continued to keep ‘Dale in the game as Hillhead, led brilliantly by their own veteran Alan Meikle, pushed hard for a game killing fourth goal. And they duly succeeded with less than ten minutes to go as another penalty corner was scored. The away side went on to see out the remaining minutes to seal a place in the Final.

Despite the loss, the club are immensely proud of the effort the ‘A’ team, which included a host of youngsters, put into the Men’s West District Cup campaign. We would also like to congratulate Hillhead on their win and wish them the best of luck for the Final.

Photo credit: Mark Pugh

Men’s West District Cup Semi Final Preview – 25th May

Saturday 25th May – Men’s West District Cup Semi Final

Clydesdale ‘A’ vs. Hillhead (11.00am, H)

Clydesdale ‘A’ will know they are in for a tough Semi Final clash in the Men’s West District Cup when they play Hillhead on Saturday at Titwood from 11.00am.

The ‘Dale ‘A’ team led by Craig Bradley secured an ‘against all odds’ result when they negotiated past a strong Rottenrow side at Glasgow Green the previous weekend. Their case to make the Final of the Cup will not be helped this weekend as they face arguably an even more difficult task in the form of Hillhead in the Semi Final stages.

The squad for Saturday’s clash does see the return of many that missed the Quarter Final. 15 players were unavailable for the Rottenrow tie, but a proportion of that number will return for the Semi Final tie which will pushback at 11.00am on Saturday.

Meanwhile, despite mentioning the possibility in last weekend’s ‘Review’, Clydesdale ‘B’ will not have any more games to play following their Plate exit to Western Wildcats.

Once again, the club would like to wish the best of luck to Clydesdale ‘A’ in their attempts to reach the Final of the Men’s West District Cup. A support would be very much appreciated, so if you have the chance pop down to Titwood to cheer on our ‘A’ team!

Photo credit: Rhona Weir

Depleted ‘A’ team roar into West District Semis – Men’s West District Cup Review – 18th May

Men’s West District Cup Quarter Final

Clydesdale ‘A’ 2-1 Rottenrow (E Robertson, I King)

Men’s West District Plate Quarter Final

Clydesdale ‘B’ 0-5 Western Wildcats

Clydesdale Men’s ‘A’ booked a place in the Semi Finals of the Men’s West District Cup after a superb away win against Rottenrow.

A total of fifteen players were unavailable to represent the ‘A’ team on Saturday. But the 12-man squad – which included eight U18 players – saw off the challenge of Rottenrow to seal a 2-1 win at Glasgow Green. A goal each from Ethan Robertson and Ian King ensured the ‘Dale ‘A’ side will play in the Semi Finals of the competition on Saturday (25th May).

Clydesdale ‘B’ were knocked out of the Plate competition. Despite a competitive effort, the ‘B’ team lost 5-0 to a strong Western Wildcats performance at Auchenhowie. ‘Dale ‘B’ will most likely play a ‘crossover’ match on Saturday, but can no longer win the Plate.

Photo credit: Rhona Weir

Men’s West District Cup & Plate Preview – 18th May

Saturday 18th May

Men’s West District Cup Quarter Final

Clydesdale ‘A’ vs. Rottenrow (2.30pm, A)

Men’s West District Plate Quarter Final

Clydesdale ‘B’ vs. Western Wildcats (11.00am, A)

This weekend is the Quarter Finals of the Men’s West District Cup and Plate with some very testing ties for our Clydesdale teams.

Clydesdale ‘A’ are in the next round of the cup following their flicks win against Helensburgh last Saturday. They will have an even tougher assignment when they play Rottenrow at Glasgow Green from 2.30pm.

The ‘B’ side are in the Plate competition following a heavy 11-0 loss to Kelburne. And their hopes of securing silverware do not get any easier when they visit Auchenhowie to play Western Wildcats from 11.00am.

Best of luck to both Clydesdale teams in the West District Cup and Plate for Saturday!

Photo credit: Donald Amour