Clydesdale (Men)

Clydesdale Hockey Club

Clydesdale Hockey Club have been one of the premier hockey clubs in Glasgow for many years.  In recent years, the team has been a regular fixture in the Scottish Men’s Premiership.  The aim is to be competitive and help the players realise their potential.

  • Teams

For the 2023-24 season, Clydesdale will run five teams. The 1st XI play in the Men’s Scottish Premiership, 2nd XI in Regional League and three teams played in the local West District Leagues.

For indoor, the club has teams in National League Division 1, Regional League and in the local District League.

  • Coaching

The 1st XI are coached by Ciaran Crawford.  A graduate of Bellahouston Academy’s ‘School of Sport’, Ciaran has over 15 years experience playing 1st XI hockey, mainly for Clydesdale – in which he also captained from 2013-15 – but also for Grove Menzieshill as well as having a year’s experience in the Netherlands.  Ciaran, who progressed through the national programme all the way to Scotland Under 21s, also has an impressive CV in coaching which includes coaching for Clydesdale in development and performance roles, Hutchesons’ Grammar School and in Scottish Hockey’s National Performance setup.

Ciaran is supported by Ewan Fraser, who coaches the Men’s 2nd XI.  Ewan has been a club member since he started playing hockey and has played for the men’s 1st XI and coached at all levels of the club over recent years.

Our Men’s Club Training sessions are led by Peter Justice.

The Men’s 1st Indoor team will be led by Ali Bleach.


Clydesdale’s juniors have been consistently producing age group players for the National squads. The following are currently involved in Scotland’s respective youth squads.

  • Captains – at a glance – 2023-24 season
1st XIAlex LihouCiaran Crawford
2nd XIAlex IngramEwan Fraser
3rd XIPeter Justice
4th XIRussell Bradley
5th XIDavid Forsyth