All seven of our teams are in action this weekend. Check out our match previews below.
Hillhead opened the West District season with excellent wins for our 4th, 5th and 6th teams. The 4th team ran out 6-1 winners against the newly promoted Accies side. Not to be outdone by the 4s, Jim Frail's rising stars in the 6s secured an impressive 7-1 victory over Helensburgh 3s. However, the 5s can lay claim to the only clean sheet of the day - with a 2-0 victory against Uddingston 4s. Read the full match report for the 4s match below.
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.
Hillhead's Alan Meikle sets up a new 6-team West District veterans league
Hillhead's great start to every new season!
Hillhead disappointment on the night at the U15's final, but the future shines brightly
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