Home page of the Scottish Veterans LX Hockey Club, for Scottish hockey players over the age of 60. The Club manages the National teams for Over 60s (Grand Masters), Over 65s (Great Grand Masters) and Over 70s (Senior Grand Masters). It fields teams under the Scottish Thistles banner at home and abroad.
Scotland Over 70 went down heavily to England Over 70 at Durham on Wednesday 7 March 2018. match report
Training sessions at Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Sunday 25 March (10:30-13:30 Over 60/65 Celtic Cup/World Cup squads) note earlier start. A parallel session will take place from 11:00 to 13:00 for all other players at Craigholme Sports Complex, 97 Haggs Road, Glasgow, G41 4RD.
Scottish Thistles Blue finished in third place in the annual Jacques Lévy Supervétérans Tournament on 16-18 March 2018 in Lille. Though Scottish Thistles White ended the tournament with no goals and in sixth place, they had the consolation of collecting the team of the tournament award on behalf of the two Scottish Thistles teams, their performance at the tournament dinner being a major contributory factor.
Scottish Thistles Over 70 will take part in the Aspirants (to be 75) Tournament in Wellingborough on 6-8 April. squad and information
Scotland will be represented by Grand Masters, Great Grand Masters and Senior Grand Masters at the Celtic Cup in Marcq-en-Baroeul, France on 20-22 April.
New members (and partners) will be made very welcome and there is room for all standards of players. If you want to continue playing hockey into your sixties and beyond, and to have the chance of playing for your country, check out membership information or complete the online application.
Twelve players who played in the first ever Over 60 international between Scotland and Wales in Aberdeen in 2008 were reunited in battle in the 2017 Senior Grand Masters Celtic Cup in Cork, Ireland.
The highlight of the year will be the FIH Grand Masters World Cup (20-30 June, Barcelona). Other international events take place in March (7th, Durham Over 70s only v England), April (20-22, France, Celtic Cup) and May (11-13, Dublin, Home Internationals).
Two Scottish Thistles teams played in March (16-18, Lille), and Thistles have entered teams in May (4-6, Tilburg) and in the World Cup Tournament Trophy in June (20-30 June, Barcelona). England LX have invited Scottish Thistles and Welsh Dragons to play in their North East Tour in Durham on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 September. Scottish Thistles Over 60 have been invited to play Irish Shamrocks at Bedford on 19/20 May. Scottish Thistles Over 70 play in England in April (6-8, Wellingborough) and May (18-19, Cockermouth).
The 2018 AGM will be held on Sunday 25 March 2018 at 2:30 p.m at the Football Centre adjacent to Glasgow National Hockey Centre, following the training sessions earlier in the day. 2017-18 Committee Meeting summary minutes.
The Celtic Cup on 20-22 April will be played on the new astroturf pitch at Polo Hockey Club 200 Chemin Poivré, 59700 Marcq-en-Barœul, France. Scotland teams will start on Friday 20 April at 16:30 (SGM v Wales); 18:00 (GGM v Ireland); 19:30 (GM v Ireland). Scotland SGM finish on Saturday 21 April. SGM play their last match at 08:00 on Sunday 22 April and GM their last match at 09:30, both against Wales.
The draw for the World Cup in Barcelona from 20-30 June 2018 has been published, and you can find a link to the draw and information about Scotland's opponents below.
9th Grand Masters Hockey World Cup: Scotland Grand Masters are one of a record 18 countries competing for the Over 60 cup; Argentina, Canada, Singapore and USA are entering for the first time. There are 14 teams in the Great Grand Masters tournament and 11 in the Senior Grand Masters competition.
Grand Masters Tournament Trophy: Scottish Thistles are one of ten teams competing for the Over 60 trophy.
The next training sessions will take place on Sunday 25 March at Glasgow National Hockey Centre, Glasgow Green 10:30-13:30 Over 60 and Over 65 Celtic Cup and World Cup squads only and at Craigholme Sports Complex, 97 Haggs Road Glasgow 11:00-1300 for all other players (followed by AGM at 14:30).