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.
Training session at Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Sunday 25 February (11:00 - 14:00 Over 60 only).
Scotland Over 70 will play England Over 70 at Durham on Wednesday 7 March 2018 (2 pm). squad and information
Training sessions at Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Sunday 11 March (11:00 Over 60, 14:00 Over 65/70) and Sunday 25 March (10:30-13:30 Over 60. 10:30-12:30 Over 65/70) note earlier start
Scottish Thistles Blue, captained by Derek Johnstone, will be joined by Scottish Thistles White, captained by Tim Lorimer, at Luc Ronchin Hockey Club, Lille, for the annual Jacques Lévy Supervétérans Tournament on 16-18 March 2018.
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).
Scottish Thistles play in March (16-18, Lille), May (4-6, Tilburg) and in the World Cup Tournament Trophy in June (20-30 June, Barcelona). 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 .(subject to confirmation of booking) at the Football Centre adjacent to Glasgow National Hockey Centre, following the training sessions earlier in the day.
Murray Paton has announced the Scotland squad for the annual Senior Grand Masters friendly match against England at Durham on 7 March 2018.
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. Matches were originally scheduled to begin at 11:00 on Friday 20 April but may start later in the day to allow players to arrive the same day, and depart on Sunday 22 April. The draw is due to be published very soon.
Scotland Grand Masters are one of a record 18 countries competing for the 9th Grand Masters Hockey World Cup in Barcelona from 20-30 June 2018. Argentina, Canada, Singapore and USA are entering for the first time. There are 15 teams in the Great Grand Masters tournament and 11 in the Senior Grand Masters competition. Scottish Thistles are one of ten teams competing for the Grand Masters Tournament Trophy. The tournament draw is expected in April.
Training sessions will take place at Glasgow National Hockey Centre, Glasgow Green on the following Sundays :
25 February 11:00-14:00 Over 60s
11 March 11:00-14:00 Over 60s
25 March 10:30-13:30 Over 60s, 1:30-12:30 Over 65/70s (followed by AGM)