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!
Following the October and November all club training sessions, the regular last Sunday in the month sessions will now be restricted to members of the initially selected international squads. The Over 60 squad has now been selected and the Over 65 squad will be selected soon, while the Over 70 training squad will include all those who have made themselves available for selection. Scottish Thistles will make separate arrangements for training.
There will be no session in December and the next session will be at The High School of Glasgow on Sunday 27 January. The Over 60 squad will train from 10:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 15:00, Over 65s on the second pitch from 10:00 to 13:00 and Over 70s on the first pitch from 12:00 to 13:00, switching to the second pitch from 13:00-15:00.
Further sessions are planned for Sunday 24 February and Sunday 31 March - further details to follow.
Club Mini Tournament
Gordon Mackenzie is organising an intra-club tournament at Peffermill, Edinburgh (not Glasgow Green which is unavailable) from 10:00-13:00 on Sunday 16 December. All players aged 58 and above, including non-members, are invited to turn up on the day with blue and white strips and ten pounds match fee. Teams will be picked on the day and Gordon hopes for enough players for four teams.