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International Teams

The club has been given responsibility by Scottish Hockey for managing the arrangements for the Scotland Over 60 (Grand Masters), Over 65 (Great Grand Masters) and Over 70 (Senior Grand Masters) teams competing in international matches, European and World tournaments. Team selection is the responsibility of the selection committee, which is appointed by the club committee.

England v Scotland Tarporley 2007

Scotland Over 60s with the "Auld Enemy" at Tarporley in 2007

Selection for the Scotland teams is open to anyone who meets the required age and eligibility criteria and, to play for Scotland, players must be members of the Club.

Normally, selection is a continuous process based on performance in Scottish Thistles matches and practice/training sessions, which means that, effectively, players wishing to be selected must be members of the club.

To be eligible to play for Scotland at all levels of hockey over the age of 60, a player shall:

NB: A player to whom (2) applies remains qualified notwithstanding a change in Residence or Club.