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. Please complete attendance poll.
Sunday 26 January 2020 - Peffermill times TBA
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.
15 December Session
Ian Wilson has asked anyone who has not indicated their intention to attend on Sunday 15 December (or who is no longer available) to complete the Doodle poll below to help with his planning of the session, particularly the 11 a side matches.
Warmed up ready to start at 1100
Kit - Blue, blue, blue plus a white top ; Rain gear, gloves, hat etc
Food - sandwiches, nibbles, water, drinks
It’s Christmas so please bring a chocolate “gift” maximum value £1 to share with squad
- 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
If you haven't done so already, please complete this Doodle poll with your availability for each session above.
- 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.
No sessions have yet been notified as we are still looking for a new team co-ordinator. It is hoped that sessions will take place on the last Sunday of the month starting in the New Year.
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.