Clydesdale Western (Ladies)

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.

  • Teams

For the 2023-24 season, the club will run six ladies teams.  The 1st XI are in the Women’s Scottish Premiership, the 2nd and 3rd XI in the Women’s 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.

  • Coaching

Clydesdale Western 1st XI’s outdoor side play under the management of Mark Ralph. Mark is a highly experienced coach, winning many domestic with Kelburne Men’s 1st XI and also represented GB and Scotland at senior level.

Clydesdale Western 2nd and 3rd XI’s outdoor side play under the management of Liam King. Liam started his playing career at Clydesdale and played in the Men’s 1st XI for a number of years before moving to Bath. He recently moved back to Glasgow and has resumed his playing and coaching career at the Dale! 

The Women’s 1s Indoor team is led by Fiona Semple

  • Representation

Clydesdale Western have the following club members working with the Scotland Senior National Squad:  Millie Steiger, Karin Belch, Lexi Sabatelli, Bronwyn Shields

There are also a number of girls involved in national age groups squads:

U21s: TBC

U18s: TBC

  • Sponsor

We are delighted that Milne Craig Chartered Accountants have extended their sponsorship of the ladies section for the 2023/24 season.  Milne Craig have been great supporters of the club for a number of years and we thank them for their continued support.

  • Captains – at a glance – 2021-22 season
1st XILaura PaulMark Ralph
2nd XIRhona McGregorLiam King
3rd XILiam King
4th XI
5th XI
6th XI