Muscle Stretching Programme
Physio Ian Stanley has devised a programme of daily exercises to help prevent injury and to help our ageing bodies cope with the demands of continuing to play hockey into our sixties and seventies. Start doing these exercises now and you will reap the rewards!
The 2019-20 training programme is now under way. The one event common to all is the Club Event, open to all hockey players who will be aged at least 58 by the end of 2020, on Sunday 8 December 2019 from 11:00-14:00 at Peffermill, Edinburgh. Members are encouraged to 'bring a friend' and to spread the word amongst hockey players of the right age. Doodle poll
Sunday 29 Sept - Glasgow High School 10.30 - 1.30pm
Those travelling from long distances and anglos were excused from attending but confirmation was still requested. Cost £10
Sunday 27 Oct - Glasgow High School 11.00 - 1.00pm and 2 - 4pm
Cost £15 Attendance is "encouraged" - please let know whether or not you can attend.
Sunday 24 Nov - Glasgow High School 11.00 - 1.00pm and 2 - 4pm
Cost £15 - arrive ready to warm up at 10:30.
Sunday 26 January 2020 - Peffermill 10:30-15:30 with break for lunch
Cost £15. Early start warm up 10:12. Bring white plus blue tops, clothes for chilly weather, food and snacks.
Sunday 23 February 2020 - Peffermilll times TBA
Sunday 29 March 2020 - Auchenhowie, Milngavie 10:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 15:30
Sunday 26 April 2020 - Peffermill 10:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 15:00
Following the session for the European Cup squad on 29 September, sessions over the period October 2019 - January 2020 have been booked as follows, and are open to all club members and newcomers. Selection will take place in 2020 but everyone is encouraged to keep on training with the squad. Injuries, availability and knowing what the set up and plays are will be important to all players especially as there will probably be different personnel in each tournament.
- Sunday 13 October Glasgow Green (Pitch 2) 10:30 to 13:30
- Sunday 17 November Glasgow Green (Pitch 2) 11:00 to 14:00
- Sunday 15 December Peffermill 11:00 to 14:00
- Sunday 12 January Kilgraston School, Bridge of Earn 11:00 to 14:00
The following sessions are for the selected squad from which squads for each tournament will be chosen.
- Sunday 9 February Glasgow Green 11:00 to 14:00
- Sunday 8 March Glasgow Green 11:00 to 14:00
Please complete this Doodle poll with your availability for the February and March sessions.
There will be further sessions in April and May including a weekend for the players selected for the Home Nations tournament in Southgate. This will involve a light training session on a Saturday morning followed by a game in the afternoon. Dinner. B&B. Sunday, light training session followed by game late morning.
There will be a training session at Glasgow Green Pitch 2 along with Scottish Thistles on Sunday 8 March 11:00-14:00 Doodle poll
Club Mini Tournaments
Gordon Mackenzie organised a very successful intra-club tournament at Peffermill, Edinburgh on Sunday 16 December 2018. All players aged 58 and above, including non-members, were invited to turn up on the day with blue and white strips and ten pounds match fee. Teams were picked on the day. The Scottish Thistles Sub Committee organised another tournament on Sunday 1 September 2019 (Glasgow Green, 11:00-14:00), and this is now a regular, twice-annual event.
There will be another Club Event open to all hockey players who will be aged at least 58 by the end of 2020 on Sunday 8 December 2019 from 11:00-14:00 at Peffermill, Edinburgh. Members are encouraged to 'bring a friend' and to spread the word amongst hockey players of the right age.