Another exciting season is about to start. Welcome back to our existing and returning members. And a warm welcome to new members – we are delighted you have chosen to join us. We hope you enjoy what we offer at Hillhead – a range of teams to suit your skills and aspirations, coaching and development opportunities, and a great social environment amongst the Hillhead family.
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After securing National 1 hockey for next season our ladies section are searching for a new coaching team to take the club forward. There are three positions available, one head coach for the Performance Squad (1st & 2nd XI) as well as two coaches for the District Squads (3rd, 4th and 5th XI).
Hillhead HC is delighted that our 6th team has been named as the West District President's Team of the Year. This was announced at the West District AGM on Monday evening, 15 May 2017. In making the award, West District President, John MacKenzie, said it was "in recognition of developing young players and playing the game in the spirit we want to see".
Scottish Reserve Cup Final - a proud day for our 3's and the pride we have in our captain!
There are a few opportunities to help support our club in the coming weeks.
Our 3s are playing in the final of the Reserve Cup this Saturday, 29th April, at 10:00am at Glasgow Green. Given this is our development team, mainly in their late teens, it is a great achievement to have reached the final. It would be wonderful if they could go on to win the cup – and your support would certainly help. Let’s get a good vocal crowd along on Saturday morning to support our 3s.
After finishing in 7th place in NL1, our 1s will be involved in the relegation play-offs the following Saturday, 6th May at GHK against Inverleith, who finished 2nd in NL2. Again, a strong support could help our 1s survive the play-off and stay in the top division, so please come along and add your voice.
Our AGM will be on Monday 8th May at 7:30pm at Woodend. Please do your best to attend as it is important that as many of our members as possible are involved in debating issues and planning for next season.
Please also think beforehand about how you could help to run our club. What skills do you have that you could share? There will be opportunities in coaching and captaining. There are also opportunities to help in the administration of the club. The positions we will be looking to fill include:
- President (my two year term is up)
- Membership secretary
- Match secretary (National / Regional Leagues and WD Leagues)
- Umpiring convenor
- Equipment / kit convenor
- Junior convenor
- Communications secretary (website / social media)
Please consider which of these you could match with your skills and your desire to help run our club. With the exception of the President role, each of these jobs could be shared, so please discuss this option with your club mates. As well as these posts, there are other ways you can help: coaching, umpiring, or identifying potential sponsors. Or you could develop an app for the club - to show fixtures, results, news and social events.
Our annual awards dinner will follow on Saturday 13th May at Glasgow High School Pavilion. Please contact your team captain to reserve tickets.
I hope we can finish the season on a high and look forward to seeing you at these important matches, the AGM and the dinner.
President, Hillhead HC
It was an afternoon of hockey that summed up the second half of this 2016-2017 season for the HHC 1 men
Hillhead third XI (senior development squad) have two games to go in what has been a very successful season both in terms of results and performances. Their last league match sees them play local rivals GHK with fifth place guaranteed. This match will serve more as a warm up for the eagerly anticipated Scottish Reserve Cup Final, where Hillhead face the mighty Grange thirds, who have won the cup two seasons on the trot.
Hillhead began their cup campaign with a 5-0 win against Hillhead fours. Next up they travelled East to face a much fancied Grange fives who had won the cup three seasons prior to this encounter. A fiercely competitive match saw Hillhead battle back from two down to take the game to penalties. Hillhead needed sudden death to prevail from this thriller and to book their place in the semi finals. Hillhead again travelled East, this time to play Uddingston thirds at Peffermill. Despite a good match Hillhead were too strong for their opponents, winning 6-0 and sealing their place in the final in style. Next up for Jonny Duke’s men is the final at Glasgow Green. Grange go in to the final as overwhelming favourites, testimony to their higher league status and their recent form, however, Hillhead have nothing to lose in what promises to be an entertaining encounter.
Grange have three teams in action at the Final’s Day so will no doubt have a large and vocal support. It would be great if we could better their support on the day.
Hillhead 3 v Grange 3s – GLASGOW GREEN: Saturday 29th April, 1000hrs