Milne Craig Clydesdale Western
Clydesdale Western Hockey Club has a long and successful history. Previously know as Glasgow Western Ladies Hockey Club, the team has been a regular competitor in Europe as well as continuously challenging for domestic titles. The club is famous for winning 13 titles in a row in the 80s-90s and three club players from that era – Wendy Justice, Sue Fraser and Alison Ramsay – went on to win Olympic bronze medals at Barcelona in 1992. Another Western alumni, Laura Bartlett, also helped Great Britain win bronze in London 2012.
For the 2018-19 season, the club will run six ladies teams. The 1st XI in National Division One, the 2nd and 3rd XI in the Championship and three more in West District Leagues.
For indoor, the club has teams in National Division One and Two and also compete in local district leagues.
The 2017-18 season saw Clydesdale Western 1st XI complete their third season under Head Coach, Derek Forsyth. Derek – who is also the Scotland Men’s Senior coach – is a highly experienced coach, winning many domestic and European honours with Kelburne Men’s 1st XI and coaching throughout the national set up from age group all the way to Senior squad.
Clydesdale Western 2nd XI are coached by Wendy Justice. Wendy has previously represented Clydesdale Western 1st XI, Scotland and Great Britain – winning bronze in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. As well as this, Wendy has coached many of the Clydesdale Western and Glasgow Western sides, youth district and at school level for Craigholme School.
Clydesdale Western’s Indoor squad is led by Peter Justice. Peter has enormous experience in hockey, both through playing and coaching having been involved in the game for over 30 years. As well as being a very intelligent defender, Peter was also a previous 1st XI captain of Clydesdale Men throughout the 1990s.
Club training on Monday’s are led by Frances Lonergan. Frances is one of our many homegrown 1st XI players, and has represented the Scotland Women’s Senior Squad. Frances has huge knowledge of the club and experience of playing and coaching hockey from a young age at Clydesdale Western.
Clydesdale Western currently have eight club members working with the National Squad: Ali Howie, Heather Howie, Heather Lang, Millie Brown, Jenny Eadie, Emma McGregor, Frances Lonergan, Millie Steiger
There are also a number of girls involved in national age groups squads:
U18: Margery Justice, Lexi Sabatelli, Bronwyn Shields, Jessica Buchanan
U16s: Anna Hoolaghan, Zara Mason, Jessica Mitchell
We are delighted that Milne Craig Chartered Accountants have extended their sponsorship of the ladies section for the 2017/2018 season. Milne Craig have been great supporters of the club for a number of years and we thank them for their continued support.