Renfrew Community Hockey Club

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As part of our ongoing partnership with Renfrewshire Leisure Sports Services, we are launching a new community club based at Trinity High School in Renfrew. 

The sessions are targeted towards pupils in the Renfrew and Erskine areas and will run from 16th February until 23rd March at Trinity High school.

The sessions are open to all P4-7 pupils and bookings are on a first come, first served basis. Bring plenty of water and warm, waterproof clothes as we'll be outside. You can sign up using the link below. 

http://bit.ly/2BcRVlW

A great opportunity for pupils to come and learn the game with coaches from the most successful hockey club in Scotland!!

 

Kelburne Community Club

Trinity High School

16th Feb until 23rd March. 4.00-5.00pm

Follow the Scotland Men's Squad in the 5-Nations in Malaga NOW

Opening Match:  USA 1-3 Scotland

(R. Harwood, W. Marshall, W. Adams)

Kelburne Legends in 5 Nations Squad, Malaga

The Scotland men won their opening match in the 5-nations in Malaga against USA with a 3-1 victory.

There were windy conditions in Malaga and Scotland got off to a flying start when they took the lead through an early goal. Rob Harwood scored on his international debut to make it 1-0 with a cool finish from the youngster. A long ball over the top of the USA defence found Harwood bearing down on goal and he casually lifted the ball over the goalkeeper to open the scoring.

The Scots were hungry for more goals and peppered the USA D with sliding passes, one of which only just evaded the stick of Nick Parkes arriving late at the far post.

Scotland’s second goal hit the back of the net in the 26th minute. Willie Marshall slammed home a penalty corner to make it 2-0.

Into the second half and USA came into the contest. A good save by Tommy Alexander denied USA Tyler Sundeen a goal after he snatched the ball from Ben Cosgrove. Alexander padded the ball clear with ease to keep Scotland’s two-goal lead intact.

Some nice build up by the Scots down the left saw Duncan Riddell find some space in the D but his pass was blocked in front of goal.

Then USA drove forward and scored. They made their way into the D from the right and the pass across goal was tapped home by Nick Molcsan.

Scotland stepped up their play in the final quarter and nearly went 3-1 up early doors. Michael Bremner crashed the ball into the D and it broke for Russell Anderson, but he couldn’t connect properly and the ball bounced clear.

A late chance for Gavin Byers saw the zipped pass from the left evade his stick before Gordon McIntyre teed up Alan Forsyth, but his reverse on the turn fired over the bar.

Scotland then scored a third goal and it was a screamer. Lee Morton picked up the ball on the half way line and weaved his way through player after player, he set up Wei Adams who unleashed a rocket into the top corner to make it 3-1.

Coverage by Scottish Hockey, https://www.scottish-hockey.org.uk/

Find out more about the Scotland men’s squad HERE.

Photo by Mark Pugh, Malaga

Photo by Mark Pugh, Malaga

Thank You to all You Umpires out there!

Thank you to all our Umpires out there for your support and time throughout the season, rain or shine, it's much appreciated.  Special thanks to Doughie McEwan who works tirelessly behind the scenes organising all the umpires, the 'Umpire Schedule' and who also umpires many games himself!

Well done all, hope you are having a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

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Umpires wired up for sound and ready to go!

Umpires wired up for sound and ready to go!

Kelburne Legend Selected for GB Men's Squad

Congratulations to our very own 'home-grown' Scotland internationalist Lee Morton who has been called up to the GB Hockey men’s senior squad. 

Lee who finishes off a fine year after representing Scotland in the EuroHockey Championship II winning team and at the World League Semi-Final in London is off to join fellow Scots Chris Grassick and Alan Forsyth (Kelburne Legend) on the programme for the Olympic cycle  working towards Tokyo 2020.

Lee Morton said, “I’m delighted to have been called up to the senior GB squad and can’t wait to get started in January.  It’s an important next step in my hockey career and I can’t wait to see what the next few years brings”

Scottish Hockey Head of Performance, Andy Tennant, said, “We’re delighted to have an exciting young player of Lee’s quality on the GB programme. It's great news that Lee has earned a place on the Programme, he has worked extremely hard and is a great prospect for the future.”

All very proud of you at Kelburne Lee, good luck.

see more at Scottish Hockey: https://www.scottish-hockey.org.uk/

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Kelburne Youngsters selected for Scotland U16s Academy head to Scotstoun

Well done to our Kelburne youngsters who were selected for the Scottish Hockey Academy Programme - Scotland U16s Boys & Girls - Jessie Cuthbertson, Logan McClure & Niall Taylor  headed off to Scotstoun Stadium earlier this month for the Programme Induction with Scottish Hockey Head of Performance Andy Tennant and the Scottish Hockey Coaches.

Good luck from all at Kelburne.

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New Kelburne Grips

New Kelburne Grips from Chamrox

Get yourself a brand new Kelburne grip for Christmas.

Limited stock available, first come first served basis!

More will be available for the second half so don’t despair if you aren’t lucky this time.

Max order at the moment is 2 grips per person.

£6

Please email;

sponsorship@kelburne.com

With your name, contact details and team/section.

#kelburne #hockey #wegrowtalent

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Pro-Life Kelburne Mens 5s Beat Giffnock 2s

On 2.12.17 - Kelburne started positively and in the 5th minute an early attack was cleared by Giffnock. At this stage Kelburne had most of possession. In the 10th minute Kelburne won a short corner but a great save on the line by Giffnock defenders denied the opening goal. A break away by Giffnock was intercepted by young Scott Peters with a lovely tackle and clearance. At the other end a great move by Don Tervit in which he beat 3 players lead to a great save by the Giffnock keeper. Solid defending limited Giffnock to a few opportunities. Another attack by Don on 13 minutes resulted in a short corner which was well saved but Sam Hunt was at the back post to tap in for the first goal. Kelburne defended well with a tackle from young Callum Brown which Scott Peters cleared. A clearance by Callum Brown broke up a Giffnock attack and the outlet pass to youngster Aaron O'Hare lead to some great play up the left hand side. Great play by Sam Hunt who played the ball across the box to Don who could not miss for the second goal. Kelburne continued to push and great play from Willie Hunt passing to Ian McIntyre to Don won another short corner Kelburne which came to nothing. A great interception from Scott Peters to break up the play as Giffnock tried to get back into game. End to end play but a great substitution by Peter Robertson replacing Aaron with Jack Nelson who got a great pass from Dick Donaldson to score his first goal and Kelburne's third. A pass from Don puts Jack clean through but the keeper saves. At the other end a great save by Matthew Retson in the Kelburne goal and good defending by Callum Brown who wins the ball and clears the danger. Dick with some lovely play and his chip hits the cross bar Half Time Kelburne 5s 3-0 Giffnock 2s

Giffnock try to up the tempo and get back into this game as second half starts but another youngster, Callum Fleming, collects the ball and with some great play down right hand side passes to Don who scores a brilliant goal. This deflates Giffnock and from then on it is mainly Kelburne. Great play from young Jared Bolland wins a short corner for Kelburne from which Sam Hunt responds quickest to score his 2nd goal after Don hits the cross bar. Great play from Sam with a lovely pass to Jared who just misses. Kelburne keeper Matthew pulls off a great double save and Scott steps in to clear danger. Great play by Sam who passes to Dick for the goal of the game. His shot rockets off the left hand post and bar into the goal. Giffnock win a rare short corner but good defending prevents any danger. More good play from Giffnock but a good interception from Ewan Crawford clears the danger. Callum Brown clears to Dick in middle but the attack breaks down. Good play by Ian who passes to youngster Roc Hart who is unlucky to lose ball. Great play by Don who shoots only to be denied by a great save by the Giffnock keeper but Aaron O'Hare is at hand to strike the ball home. More great play and Jack Nelson comes on to score his 2nd goal of the game. This has been Kelburne’s best performance off the season and another goal quickly follows. This has been an impressive display today and Dons’ hat trick goal brings up 10 Hamish Walker passes 4 players to pass to Dick who quickly moves the ball to Don who can make no mistake.

Full Time Kelburne 5s 10-0 Giffnock 2s.  Going into the Christmas break this puts the development team in the top 3 of the league. The next game is scheduled for Saturday 17th February at Glasgow Green against Western Wildcats with a 1-30pm pushback.

Flash Sale No 2!

After the demand for the t-shirts, new hooded tops have been made available. A percentage of money from each one will return to the club. 

Deadline for orders is Monday 4th, 5pm to ensure a Christmas delivery. 

Kids - £18

Sizes available:-

Kids: 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12

Adults - £20

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, Xl, XXL 

Please contact Adam Bain at baino_05@hotmail.com to order your hoodies for Christmas. 

#kelburne #hockey #wegrowtalent

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Pro-Life Kelburne Men's 2s Draw vs Edinburgh Uni 2s 1-1

On 18.11.17 - The Kelburne 2's hosted Edinburgh Uni 2s knowing they were in for a tough game following a previous 1-1 draw earlier in the season. On a rare sunny afternoon in Glasgow both teams started reasonable well but with neither creating any clear cut chances in the opening 15 minutes. The first major talking point happened midway through the first half when Andrew Duff received the ball up at the top of the circle skipped passed one defender and in the process of taking it round the keeper was bundled over in what can be described as clumsy tackle at best from the keeper. Both umpires looked at each other and with neither making a decision play ended with a hit out to the defence. Minutes later after some good work down the left side from Mike Jones his pass found Ross Wallace on the base line who again looked to be fouled but managed to stay on his feet to get a shot off but it was comfortably saved. It was Edinburgh Uni that could and probably should have taken the lead when their forward found himself free in the circle but dragged his shot wide. In the final ten minutes of the half Kelburne won two short corners but failed to convert either. In a fairly even half both teams showed enough to believe they could push on for the win. Half time 0-0

After a spirited team talk from coach Colin McClure, Kelburne began all the brighter trying to press Edinburgh Uni higher up the pitch. This led to Kelburne winning the ball in more dangerous positions but unfortunately some wayward shooting and some last ditch tackles kept the score line goalless. However, with the higher press from Kelburne, this did leave some gaps which the Uni manage to exploit with their fast counter attacking style. Fortunately, from Kelburne’s point of view, these attacks came to nothing thanks to the back four of Mark Connor, Fraser Scott, Stuart Robin and Phil Nijsen. Entering the last ten minutes it was Edinburgh Uni that took the lead through a penalty flick beating Douglas McEwan low to his right. With five minutes remaining Kelburne broke out from the back and when Ewan Carmichael found Mike Jones inside the circle his clever square pass eliminated the goalkeeper to allow Ross McPherson to finish in what would prove to be a deserving equalising goal. Edinburgh Uni pushed hard in the remaining two minutes to find a winner but thanks to Douglas McEwan in the Kelburne goal the team held on to take the win. In the end it was a good point for Kelburne against a strong and disciplined Edinburgh Uni team . Kelburne 2s take on Grange 2s next Sunday in the final game before the winter shut down.

Then indoor pursues!

Flash Sale!

Get something different for Christmas with these personalised Kelburne warm up t-shirts.

Deadline for orders is Monday 27th Nov, 5pm to ensure a Christmas delivery. 

£15 per t-shirt with a choice of either 2 initials or your squad number. A percentage of money from each top will return to the club. 

Sizes available:-

Kids: 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-11, 12-13 

Gents: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL 

Ladies: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 

Please contact Adam Bain at baino_05@hotmail.com to order your t-shirts for Christmas. 

#kelburne #hockey #wegrowtalent

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Pro-Life Kelburne Men's 5s Beat Helensburgh 2s 3-2

On 18.11.17 - First Half and Helensburgh scored a goal in the first minute, catching the Kelburne defence napping. Kelburne, who had started slowly, came more into the game and started to create several chances. Midway through the first half  Kelburne equalised thanks to a Don Tervit's goal after some lovely stick skill within the D. Kelburne continued to press having the best of the play but could not get the go ahead goal. In the dying minutes of the first half Helensburgh took the lead from a break away. The attacker beat Willie Hunt, the last line of defence, and scored from short range against young keeper Rowan McClure. Half-time: Kelburne 5s 1 – 2.Helensburgh 2s Second Half Kelburne started the second half in control limiting Helensburgh to a few break aways. They had the best of the play for all of the second half, squandering numerous chances including several short corners. Midway through the second half Don scored his second goal, very similar to his first, to draw Kelburne level once more. Kelburne pushed forward looking for a deserved winner. In the last few minutes of the game Kelburne were awarded a penalty corner . The ball was heading to goal when it struck the foot of a Helensburgh player, penalty flick to Kelburne. Hamish Walker stepped up, took the penalty and scored to give Kelburne a deserved victory. Full-time: Kelburne 5s 3 – 2

Helensburgh 2s Next Saturday, 25th November, Kelburne 5s travel to play Hillhead 6s at GHK with a 12-30pm pushback hoping to continue their good work

Pro-Life Kelburne Men's 2s Beat Hillhead 6-1

On 11.11.17 the Kelburne 2s Were Up Against Hillhead

Continuing their good start to this season, having put a 'St Mirren-esque' season of last year behind them (where if everyone is honest the twos should have been relegated), the current season has been a pleasant surprise. Saturday's match was testament to this where they produced a performance that many would have thought impossible for them to pull off, winning by a five-goal margin.

It was a slow start for Kelburne - Hillhead took full advantage of this in the opening minutes when Mikey Nicol was disposed and Hillhead took a fine chance but luckily for Kelburne they were bailed out by the cross bar.  Kelburne responded well to the early pressure, making a quick counter which resulted in Andy Duff's deflected shot going in following a good ball in from C. Caldwell.  Hillhead was left like rabbits in the headlights when Kelburne doubled their lead through Rory McClure. "I really hope something good happens soon" said a nervous Hillhead player following the initial Kelburne dominance.. Hillhead was rewarded with a short corner but it came to nothing following Logan McClure making a fine save. Following some good build up play which resembled that of the Spanish national team circa 2010 (Football!) C. Wilcox played a wicked fast ball from a straight drop on to R. Wallace - no goal this time.  Play continued with a goal from C. Caldwell before half time.  

HT 3 Kelburne - 0 Hillhead 

There was a buoyant atmosphere amongst the Kelburne players at half time and Colin made an inspiring talk. Sadly, however, this did not last long as Hillhead took their revenge scoring a very forgettable goal which was overshadowed by an infinitely better Kelburne goal. The Galaticos-esque passing continued from the first half which lead to this third goal which was scored following more good service into the D by Duff and was tucked away by C. Caldwell for his second of the afternoon. Yet more good Kelburne play followed with Duff making a run which made Marandonna's run against England in the 1988 World cup look rubbish except for the fact he didn't actually score. He did however redeem himself by scoring soon after, it was alright. Then M. Nicol scored a drag flick from a short corner. Poor discipline gripped Kelburne with both S. Robin and J.G. getting shown yellow cards. Hillhead made some pressure but Kelburne stood firm and did not concede. 

FT 6 Kelburne - 1 Hillhead

Stat - D penetrations: Kelburne 21 Hillhead 14

A big shout out to Niall Taylor for providing such in depth and enlightening Match notes. 

In conclusion this game may well go down in history in the minds of many Kelburne players who so valiantly put Hillhead in their place. While there is a long way to go in this season, there is already a marked improvement from last season where goals were hard to find and squad numbers low. And isn't that something we all like to see.

Barbara Morgan Wins SWiS Official of the Year!

Scottish Hockey official Barbara Morgan has won the Official of the Year Award at the Scottish Women in Sport (SWiS) Awards in Glasgow.

The Official of the Year award is presented to the official who worked consistently and fairly throughout the year and recognises the hard work and dedication that referees, umpires and match officials make to playing and the competition structure of their sport.

It is tremendous recognition for one of Scotland’s top officials who has year-on-year contributed to the sport in Scotland.

Barbara has a strong international reputation as an official and is currently graded as the highest-ranking Technical Official in Scotland by the FIH.  In a highly successful year for Barbara she was Technical Delegate for the RABO EuroHockey Championships in Amsterdam in 2017, a tremendous achievement.

She also serves on the Education committee (working group officials) of the EHF and is an FIH Academy registered Educator for Officials.

SWiS held the ceremony on Friday 10th November in the GoGlasgow Hotel in Glasgow. The event was hosted by sports broadcaster Emma Dodds and celebrated, recognised and rewarded the achievements of female athletes and respective support staff and volunteers.

Scottish Hockey CEO David Sweetman said, “I’m delighted for Barbara to have won such a fantastic award. It’s a great success for officials and for hockey and I’d like to congratulate Barbara on the well-deserved recognition from Scottish Women in Sport.”

If you’re interested in learning about officiating, find out more HERE

See full coverage on the Scottish Hockey Website.  

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Pro-Life Kelburne Mens 2s Beat Western Wildcats 2s

Pro-Life Kelburne Men's 2s vs Western Wildcats Men's 2s

4.11.17 - Away Game at Auchenhowie

  With a strong team on Saturday morning, Kelburne had a slow start to the game with a lack of communication in the opening minutes due to the cold weather.  An early 5-minute goal from Western put Kelburne on the back foot. The goal was due to stupid mistakes, starting from the forward line with a lack of communication from midfield giving the young Western boys a 1v1 on Doughie McEwan who made an excellent save, but the ball then managed a sloppy tap-in afterwards putting them a goal ahead. If anything, this boosted Kelburne's performance and they then started to dominate the game (One of the young Western boys even commenting on this whilst marking the forward line!).  With little over 3 minutes to go, Andrew Duff equalized the score unnerving the opposition, 1-1. A few minutes later Duff then managed to put one over the bar giving Murray, Western's goalie, a fright! 

H/T Western 1 - Kelburne 1

   Kelburne quickly took control of the second half and continued to press the Western youngsters regaining the ball every time they tried to take possession. With only 8 minutes gone in the second half, Duff passed along the front of the goalie from a great run into the D and passed giving Rory a secure deflection into the backboard!  2-1 at last. Kelburne's structure fell away a bit after that and the boys started to play as individuals.  However, the Kelburne boys were determined to up the goal tally. On the 12th minute Lenny motored down the pitch and took a great strike at goal but it went wide.  Youngster Niall Taylor then drove the ball down the pitch to youngster Ross Wallace who crossed to Duff to take a strike.  Western took the ball forward this time but Connor quickly regained possession and drove the ball back down to a screaming Tom who took a shot. 18 mins gone and Fraser H drove forward (looking threatening) with the ball to Duff.  Western then missed a short corner - Lenny was quick to take possession passing to youngster Ciaran Wilcox who quickly passed the ball on to Duff.  The Western goalie then broke play with a minor injury.  Western were looking like they might score at times but Kelburne kept possession for the last 2 minutes of the game and the score remained at 2-1.

As a forward line, Kelburne could have scored a couple more goals from great passes from the side of the park and straight to top D but we still secured a solid 3 points to carry on the season with.

In total, Western entered the D 7 times during the game compared to Kelburne with over 30 'D penetrations' with 7/8 short corners - think we all know what Tuesday's training session will be covering!

Goals: Duff (32 mins) Rory (43 mins)

 

Pro-Life Kelburne Mens 5s Lose Out to Clydesdale 4s

4.11.17 - The young Kelburne 5s side travelled to Titwood to take on league leaders Clydesdale 4s in a late pushback. This was always going to be a difficult game and so it proved. Clydesdale started on the front foot having most of the pressure but having few clear cut chances and Kelburne always looked dangerous when they pushed forward. At the back youngsters Callum Brown and Scott Peters were having excellent games and all over the park the Kelburne youngsters were working hard to try and match the more experienced Clydesdale side. As Kelburne came more into the game they managed to earn a couple of penalty corners. From one of these Dick Donaldson fired Kelburne into the lead after 20 minutes. A flowing Clydesdale move 5 minutes before halftime ended with one of the Clydesdale youngsters firing the ball into the Kelburne net at the far post. No further goals meant both teams went in at halftime 1-1.

HT Clydesdale 4s 1-1 Kelburne 5s Clydesdale came out in the second half strongly and Kelburne struggled to get the ball out of their half. Some resolute defending kept the scores even but eventually Clydesdale made the breakthrough to take the lead with a well finished goal. Kelburne almost struck back as Rory Donaldson picked up the ball in the Clydesdale circle but fired wide. With about 10 minutes to go Clydesdale got a fortunate third as a double deflection turned a shot going wide into the Kelburne goal. The character of the Kelburne team has never been in doubt and they enjoyed their best spell of the game pushing Clydesdale back. A mix up from a Kelburne penalty corner fell to Callum Flemming at the back post who fired home to bring the score to 2-3. Kelburne pushed forward and a Don Tervit drive managed to get him by the keeper but he had to fire the ball back across the goal but no one could get the final touch for an equaliser.

FT Clydesdale 4s 3-2 Kelburne 5s

Next Saturday, 11th November Kelburne travel to On-X Linwood to take on local rivals Anchor with a 2pm pushback.

Bromac Kelburne Mens 1s Beat Edinburgh Uni 1s

On 4.11.17 - Bromac Kelburne 1st XI were on home soil as they took on visitors Edinburgh University. The Edinburgh side have started their campaign with a number high scoring games, however the Paisley side were determined to command the game. Kelburne settled into the game early on and stroked the ball well, constantly probing the Edinburgh defence but failed to convert on a few chances. However Edinburghs forward line carved a couple of corner chances, the first was a deflected corner which was met by a strong leg save from young McClure in goals. Edinburgh University then dispatched the latter corner with a drag flick into the top left, in what was their only real circle penetration in the first half. Kelburne stepped up their tempo straight away and came close with a number of efforts from Johnny Christie, Josh Cairns and Jack Mckenzie. The breakthrough came after a nicely worked counter play between Michael Christie and Iain Scholefield played Johnny Christie into work the goalkeeper only to make a top save, spilling out to Michael Christie who smashed home a smart reverse stick finish from a tight angle. HT 1-1 An encouraging half-time team talk from Gordon Shepherd sent the Paisley side out boyantly which lead Kelburne going 2-1 up within 10 minutes. This time through patient build up play on the left side leaving Chris Nelson with a composed finished, setting the tone for the remainder of the game. Kelburne continued to spray the ball about through long spells, distrobuted out from Cairns, Bain, Maitles and Morton that allowed the midfield to carve more chances. Kelburne wrapped up the game with a strong run from Jack Mckenzie who struck a reverse stick pass to Chris Caldwell, who redirected the ball into the goal to make it 3-1. Overall a very controlled and focused performance at home as Kelburne take 3 points.  MOTM Michael Christie.