Kelburne Mens' 5s Lose to Greenock Morton 2s

20.4.19 - On a sunny Saturday afternoon, the Kelburne 5s travelled down the coast to take on Greenock Morton 2s. Coming after a win against a strong Giffnock 2s side, the young Kelburne team were looking to continue their good run of form. Unfortunately, it was to be a proverbial game of two halves.

First Half – The opening moments were fairly even, with the first real opportunity going to Greenock after 8 minutes but the short corner was dealt with by the Kelburne defence. Following a green card for one of the Greenock players, Kelburne had a good spell of play with Nicholas Knox playing in a couple of good passes across the D which found no takers.

Play continued to back and forth until 19 minutes when Kelburne went ahead. Andrew McGrane harried a Greenock defender in the D, won the ball and played it to Tommy Austin (who celebrating his birthday that day). Tommy shielded the ball well and laid the ball off for Dick Donaldson to shoot past the Greenock keeper.

On 21 minutes, Greenock had another short corner but it was well closed down by Willie Hunt, who was sitting in front of the Kelburne defence and intercepting a lot of Greenock through passes. Later on in the half, a good ball into the D by Ian McIntyre saw Tommy win a short corner. However, the pass out from the corner bobbled on what was proving to be a difficult playing surface.

The half closed with Kelburne on top, with good runs from both Dylan Bradley and Dick, with the later forcing a save from the Greenock keeper.

HT Greenock Morton 2s 0-1 Kelburne 5s

Second Half – Greenock 2s began the half with a higher tempo and pushing higher up the pitch. This pattern was to continue throughout the second half and seemed to turn the match against the young Kelburne side.

On 40 minutes, the Greenock pressure paid off. A dribbling run across the pitch followed by a pass back into the D found an open Greenock attacker for the equalising goal. Kelburne immediately pushed forward to try and retake the lead, with a through ball by Nick finding Andrew but again the ball took a bobble on the sandy surface.

Greenock continued pressing forward. On 50 minutes, a great interception by Gordon Robbie cut out a dangerous attack but a minute later, Greenock took the lead. A long ball from midfield found its way through to a Greenock attacker free at the post to turn the ball home. Shortly after, Greenock extended their lead. A ball down the wing was passed across the D and although Rowan McClure made a fine save from the first attempt, there was nothing he could do to stop the follow up going in.

Kelburne looked to respond and on 60 minutes, a shot from Sam Hunt forced a good save by the Greenock keeper but 2 minutes later, Greenock scored a fourth. Interplay between Greenock players in the Kelburne D appeared to end with the ball lifted into the Kelburne player. However, no whistle came and the Greenock attacker continued on to score.

With the game drawing to a close, Greenock added a fifth goal in the last minute.

Despite the result, the match was yet another learning opportunity for the young 5s team who continue to grow as players with each game.

FT Greenock Morton 2s 5-1 Kelburne 5s

Kelburne Mens' 5s Miss Out to GHK 1s, but only just!

On 6.4.19 - The young Kelburne 5s team travelled to Anniesland to play GHK 1s who recently had moved down from the league above. Missing Dick Donaldson, Don Tervit and Michael Carnachan it was going to be a difficult task. From the first whistle the youngsters took the game to GHK which unsettled the home team. They created several chances but just could not put them away. They moved the ball quickly from defence to attack and when called to defended bravely. Unfortunately with 10 minutes to go until half time Kelburne conceded a penalty corner and from this a GHK forward slipped in at the back post to score.

HT GHK 1s 1-0 Kelburne 5s From the start of the second half Kelburne continued to attack GHK looking for an equaliser but could not find a way past the inform GHK keeper. The youngsters worked really hard and continued to cause problems to GHK by playing some fast flowing hockey. It was against the run of play that GHK scored their second as Kelburne continued to push forward. That was how the game finished but full credit to the Kelburne youngsters who showed real commitment and endeavour and deserved more from this game. It was a real pleasure for the coaches to see the youngsters play to their full ability and give the GHK team a real fright - FT GHK 1s 2-0 Kelburne 5s

Next Saturday 13th April the young Kelburne 5s team travel to Eastwood High School to play Giffnock 2s with a 1-30pm pushback and are hoping to continue their fine form.

Kelburne Annual Presentation Dinner - Saturday 11th May

The Annual Presentation Dinner is being held at the Glynhill Hotel & Leisure Club, Renfrew PA4 8XB.

With only 4 weeks on Saturday to the BIG night out it’s time to secure your ticket before it’s too late.

Book your ticket via the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kelburne-annual-awards-dinner-2019-tickets-55040014164

Any queries, email: info@kelburne.com

Julie Wilson and Karen Brolly are collecting Raffle Prizes for the night if you can spare something.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

The Kelburne Easter Camp is here - full of fun!

Day 1 of the Kelburne Easter Camp got off to a great start today.

The Camp runs from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday this week.

It’s not too late to sign up for the rest of the week, even if it's only for a day or two, we would be over the moon to see you!

Registration form attached below:

https://goo.gl/forms/mWvKFCgK49kMJ67s1

Come along and join in.

Any queries, contact Molly at juniors@Kelburne.com

Easter Camp 2019

Easter Camp 2019

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Kelburne Mens' 5s Draw Against Giffnock 1s 1-1

On 23.3.19 - 1st half: Kelburne 5s set out a very experienced team, with the addition of some on form youngsters. After settling into the game Kelburne gradually increased the pressure on Giffnock, who at best, were limited to the occasional counter attack. Kelburne were rewarded for their hard work after a flurry of shots saved by a very agile Giffnock keeper, a clearance picked up by Michael Caranchan was clinically fired low into the corner of the goal. A few substitutions were made as halftime approached but unfortunately Kelburne seemed to lose their momentum and it wasn’t long before Giffnock would capitalise, levelling before the break. HT Kelburne 5s 1-1 Giffnock 1s 2nd half: The positive attitude of the Kelburne 5s was evident as they tried to regain their grip on the game. Obviously buoyed by their performance in the first half hour of the match, they knew they could win this game. A couple of penetrating runs from Dick Donaldson came close and a similar effort form Sam Hunt forced the keeper to pull of a wonderful save. The Kelburne youngsters also managed to stretch the Giffnock defence a number of times, hitting the baseline and firing dangerous balls across the face of the goal but unfortunately, nobody was able to convert. It was starting to look like the game was destined to be a draw as both teams searched for the winner but just lacked the killer finish. In the end Kelburne got the very least they deserved and can be proud of the effort put in by the whole team. FT Kelburne 5s 1-1 Giffnock 1s

Next Saturday 30th March Kelburne 5s welcome Clydesdale 4s to Glasgow Green with a 4-30pm pushback

Kelburne Mens' 5s Beat Clydesdale 4s 3-0

On 30.3.19 - A warm sunny afternoon set the scene for the match between Kelburne 5s and Clydesdale 4s. Only 1 point separated the teams before push back with both teams looking for the 3 points to secure their position in Division 2 and Kelburne looking to continue a late push for promotion. Both teams had a mix of young and old and the game was played in an excellent spirit throughout. The first half was even and whilst the hockey was good, it was slow and had the feeling of an end of season game. The highlights of the first half was an excellent reverse stick tommyhawk into the top corner of the net from Tommy after he found space in a crowded D and a penalty corner conversion from Dick (2-0). Clydesdale played well in the first half and had some sustained periods of pressure, 3 corners in quick succession required Fionn and Gordon to clear goal bound shots. The evergreen Alan showed positional excellence in being available high on the right. However, his solid crosses could not be met by the forwards (something to work on!) Both team’s old guys found the pitch difficult and there were many spectacular slips and falls. A popular shout from the sidelines was ‘Dick’s decked it again’. Coach Willie was far from happy at half time and called for more urgency, a change in formation and a full press. The team responded and totally dominated the second half. This was demonstrated by young Rowan, second half Goalkeeper, not having to touch the ball and Big Gordon asking for his deckchair. Alan and Rory stayed higher up the park and Don was able to use his skill within their 25. Dick continued to dominate the centre of the pitch and Tommy and Jared showed both tenacity and skill in plentiful quantities. The size of the opposition does not matter to our Kelburne youngsters. Any second half Clydesdale attacks that got through our midfield were rapidly dismissed by the ever reliable back four of Willie, Big G, Jack and Ewan. Jack has quickly made right back his own and was excellent throughout in both defence and distribution. Kelburne attacked with precision and pace and Rory almost added to the score with two hard low shots, which were saved by a busy goalkeeper. The Kelburne pressure was eventually rewarded with an excellent penalty corner routine and a firm low corner shot from Alan (3-0). He almost increased his tally when a neat pass from the right gave an easier opportunity, but the shot was pulled and he ended up on his back - LOL. The domination and pressure continued with the second half subs – Iain, Andrew, Sam, Dylon and Hamish. However, despite a multitude of circle penetrations, shots and penalty corners the score remained the same. The Clydesdale Goalkeeper was without doubt their man of the match and made numerous excellent saves including several from an ever improving Andrew. Converting circle penetrations to positive goal outcomes will be a key coaching point in the weeks to come. There was a lot of attacking play down the left with Dylon and Sam interchanging passes and cutting through the defence at will. Kelburne felt that they had scored a fourth after a lovely finish from Sam from a penalty corner routine, but the far umpire thought that the ball had not left the D. At the end of the game it is Kelburne that’s is looking up the table with an outside chance of a top two finish. Giffnock are currently well ahead in second, but only have three games to play and will find it difficult to secure points from Hillhead 4 or the new improved GHK. Kelburne 4 and Rottenrow are 5 points behind Giffnock with a game in hand with similar teams to play including Kelburne 5s. Kelburne 5s are still in the battle, but there is a long way to go.

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Kelburne Mens 5s Lose Out to Hillhead 5s 1-2

THE FULL STORY

On 2.3.19 - Kelburne 5s edged out by experienced Hillhead 5s. Saturday 2nd March. The hottest February on record seemed a distant memory as Kelburne 5s faced Hillhead 5s at a rain soaked Lower Windyedge. The mix of experience and youth in the Kelburne team was underlined by the fact that many of the team were playing their second game in as many days, having played an Under 15s match on Friday night. The opening period of the game saw neither team creating any clear opportunities. Kelburne had the majority of possession with Dick Donaldson’s prompting passes and Sam Hunt, Tommy Austin and Nicholas Knox taking turns driving at the Hillhead defence. Kelburne were also solid at the back with Gordon Robbie and Willy Hunt keeping Hillhead outside the D and fullback Jack Nelson confidently running out with the ball. On 12 minutes, the Hillhead defence failed to clear an initial attempt on goal from Sam then a shot on the turn by Nicholas was saved by the Hillhead keeper (who was to have a major influence on the result). Two Kelburne short corners followed in as many minutes, with Dick forcing fine saves from the Hillhead keeper on both occasions. Kelburne continued to press, with a short corner coming on 16 minutes but the Hillhead defence were out quickly to close it down. Shortly after, the Hillhead keeper was again in action saving a shot from Sam. Midway through the half, Kelburne brought on fresh legs with Calum Jamieson, Jared Bolland, Andrew McGrane and Rory Donaldson all coming on. Hillhead were now starting to come into the game and on 19 minutes, Kelburne keeper Fionn Wilson was called upon for the first time, saving a bouncing ball in the D and deflecting it onto the post. Hillhead then forced two short corners but both were dealt with by the Kelburne defence. The rain was constant at this stage and the pitch was becoming slippery. Players on both teams were losing their footing and taking minor tumbles.

After soaking up the pressure, Kelburne pushed forward once more. On 29 minutes, the Hillhead keeper produced another save following a short corner, then a Kelburne pass from the left was just in front of Andrew’s stick as he ran in on the keeper. Nearing half time, the game tilted back towards Hillhead who tried using a tactic of lifting the ball to runners on the right wing but young Dylan Bradley handled the situations well. The half ended with a Hillhead shot going wide but it came from outside the D. HT Kelburne 5s 0-0 Hillhead 5s The opening minutes of the second half were to prove costly for Kelburne, with Hillhead starting quickly and almost immediately forcing a short corner. From the pass out, a low shot from the forward found the backboard to put Hillhead in front. After the goal, Kelburne immediately broke forward and a reverse stick shot from Sam went just wide but Hillhead were on top at this stage in the half. A short corner was kept out by Kelburne before Hillhead again had the ball in the goal. However, the forward was adjudged to have committed a foul before shooting and the goal was disallowed. The game began to open up as Hillhead sought a second whilst Kelburne strove for the equaliser. Ian McIntyre and Hamish Walker were passing into the channels for the young forwards to run onto and in 46 minutes, Kelburne had two opportunities. The first, a shot kicked clear by the Hillhead keeper, the second, a pass across the D that sadly found no takers. With the floodlights on, the rain continued to teem down although rumours of animals lining up two by two outside the nearby Scotstoun shipyard were unconfirmed. On 53 minutes, the balance of the match shifted yet again with Hillhead getting their first real chance since opening the scoring. A shot from a short corner was well saved by Fionn Wilson who was then off his line quickly to break down another Hillhead attack. The game continued to ebb and flow but moving into the last 10 minutes, Kelburne continued to drive forward. A lifted attempt from Dick went just over followed by a shot from Rory which saw another good save by the Hillhead keeper.

With 3 minutes remaining Kelburne’s efforts had finally paid off. A darting run into the D by Dick saw the ball laid off to Andrew. His quick shot was blocked by the Hillhead defence but the ball broke nicely to Rory who calmly finished to level the score. Had the game ended a draw, it would have been a fair result but unfortunately it wasn’t to be. With the final attack of the game, Hillhead came forward and played a ball towards goal. Following a clash in the D, the ball broke between two Hillhead forwards and despite Fionn blocking the path to goal for the first, the second forward managed to spin and place the ball inside the post from a tight angle, sealing the win for Hillhead. Irrespective of the result, the young players in the Kelburne team can take many positives from their performance against a more experienced and physically stronger team. Indeed, but for a series of excellent saves by the Hillhead keeper, the score line could have been different. Well done lads!

FT Kelburne 5s 1-2 Hillhead 5s. Next Game – Kelburne 5s face Rottenrow 2s at Glasgow Green on 16 March with a 4:30pm pushback.

Kelburne Mens 5s Lose Out to Hillhead 4s

On 16.2.19 - The game started at 12 o’clock with a Kelburne taking the pushback against league leaders Hillhead 4s. After 3 minutes Hillhead scored an early goal giving Kelburne the worst possible start. Hillhead continued to push forward and were rewarded with 4 short corners which were well defended. All throughout the game there is good teamwork from Nicholas Knox and Tommy Austin up the right wing creating lots of chances to get the ball into the D. At the other end good defending by Gordon Robbie stopped Hillhead from creating many more chances in the Kelburne D. When Hillhead made it through young Fionn Wilson in goals pulled off some good saves leaving Hillhead frustrated. It was overall a pretty good half and Kelburne and they hoped that they could get back on level terms in the second half. HT Kelburne 5s 0-1 Hillhead 4s The second half started off quickly with another Hillhead goal in 2 minutes. Kelburne were disappointed but pushed forward to try and get back into the match. Jack Nelson pulled of some good tackles playing right back but got injured and had to be subbed by Andrew Stewart. Hillhead scored again 9 minutes in making it 3-0 to Hillhead leaving Kelburne with an uphill struggle. Andrew McGrane received a pass at the Hillhead 25 and drives towards the D but is unfortunately tackled a few metres out. Hillhead replied with another goal in 54 minutes making it 4-0. Kelburne continued to push but it was Hillhead who scored the final goal with 3 minutes to go making it a 5-0 loss for the Kelburne 5s.

FT Kelburne 5s 0-5 Hillhead 4s - Next week Kelburne 5s hope to bounce back against Uddingston 4s with a 12 o’clock pushback at Glasgow Green.

Kelburne Takes the West District Indoor Treble

The West District Treble has been secured - Congratulations to the Men’s teams! Following on from the West District League & Cup double, the Over 40s VETs secured the West District Masters trophy in style on Sunday 17th February.  Winning their 3 matches against Uddingston, Clydesdale and Giffnock, the team amassed a total of 29 goals with only 9 goals conceded.  A great day out for the VETs and the 3rd trophy inside a month is now secured.  
Congratulations to all players who managed to turn out -  Billy Anderson (C), Stevie Berry, Michael Carnachan, David Fowler,  Dougie McEwan (GK), Ian McIntyre, David Magee, Alan Ralph and Hamish Walker - First class effort to all the lads! #kelburne #wegrowtalent

All proud at the club, well done lads!

Over 40’s VETs!

Over 40’s VETs!

Kelburne Yellows 3rd XI Win West District Indoor League

Kelburne Yellows 3s Beat GHK 4 - 1

3.2.19 - Congratulations to the 3rd XI development squad for winning the West District Indoor League final last weekend . A fabulous win all round in a tense but well-contested match with GHK, especially by our junior players and a few supporting golden oldies to make the numbers up.

100%  league points won, adding to the big win in the play-off final on Sunday.  Well done to all juniors who turned out consistently this season, you've learned a lot in 2 months - Jay Berry, Craig Spiers, Gary Brolly, Scott Peters, Fergus Noble, Lewis Berry. Great commitment all season.! 

#wegrowtalent #grinnersarewinners

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Kelburne Men's 5s Beat Hillhead 5s 3-1

Saturday 26.1.19 - First game back at outdoor saw the usual balance of youth and experience take the field at Glasgow Green. Captain Ian and Peter were on the side-lines but there was plenty of experience to keep the kids in line with Gordon Robbie, Ewan Crawford and Willie Hunt controlling things from the back, making solid tackles as Hillhead pushed ahead on their first attack. However Kelburne started well and after some lovely play between old and young, Dick Donaldson was released at the top of the D and as he pulled the ball onto his reverse he was crudely up ended, getting a shot away as he landed in a belly flop. More intricate passing and team build up play put Nic Knox in one on one on the goalie, with his initial shot saved he coolly slotted away the rebound, but after some discussion between the umpires the goal was disallowed. Defensively the old guard and Jack Nelson who was having an excellent game kept everything tight and much of the attacking hockey involved the whole team. Dick and Don Tervit pretty much controlled midfield with Jared Bolland and Hamish Walker causing all sorts of problems, bombing up and down the flanks. Finally there was a breakthrough as some great passing between Nic and Dick played Don into the circle and he smashed it home for the opening goal. And it wasn’t long before Dick was occupying the Hillhead defence again, managing to release his pass to Sam Hunt who created space with some lovely skill to slot home Kelburne’s second of the game. Sam, Jack, Jared and Hamish made way for Calum Jamieson, Tommy Austin, Dylan Bradely and Rory Donaldson and all carried on with the free flowing and fast paced play. Don was playing as though he got new knees for Christmas as he zig zagged through the Hillhead defence as did Rory, Calum and Tommy which lead to Dylan getting into good attacking positions and pressure mounting on the Hillhead defence. HT Kelburne 5s 2-0 Hillhead 5s.

Second half started as the first had ended with pressure from the off. Jack played a fantastic ball to Nic who crossed for Sam who narrowly missed the target. This was followed by Jared winning a corner and Sam injected to Don who slipped it left to Nic who fed it back to Sam on the baseline and his shot was stopped by the defender’s foot on the line. Hamish stepped up to take the penalty flick but unfortunately it went passed post.

Gordon seemed to have a rush of blood to his head as he drove into the opposition half and kept going which led to a short corner. This was slipped right to Don who struck it with force slightly high and the goalie attempted to stop it with his glove, but it was only deflected into the goal. Hillhead were unhappy but it had hit the backboard so the goal stood and we were 3-0 up. Quite quickly Hillhead managed to force their way into our 25, Fionn Wilson had not been called on much during the game and he closed the angle well and forced the forward to shoot wide. Unfortunately on their next attack Fionn was unsighted when shot came in and Hillhead scored making it 3-1. Tommy replaced Don and difference in age and height made no difference to the game as Kelburne continued to dominate in all areas. He managed to take Hillhead’s right back to the cleaners and laid back for Sam who forced a great save from their goalie. Rory and Dick played some lovely one twos and this ended in Dylan being played in forcing a great save from Hillhead’s keeper on one occasion and solid defending on another. Calum on the other side showed some great skill making a lovely pass for Dick to take a shot that hit the side board of goal. So first game back and as supporters we had the pleasure of a great team performance, solid defending, creative midfield play and lots of shots on goal. The boys played with maturity and the oldies played with composure and youthful energy. Great performance!!!! FT Kelburne 5s 3-1 Hillhead 5s. Next week Kelburne 5s travel to Notre Dame High School in Greenock to play Greenock 2s with a 2pm pushback .

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Kelburne Men's 4s Beat Giffnock 1s 5-2

On Saturday 26.1.19 - Kelburne Men's 4s looked to round off their first half of fixtures with a game against Giffnock 1s at Glasgow Green. The game saw 2nd v 3rd with 3 points for Kelburne seeing them stretch their lead in 2nd place and a win for Giffnock would see them retake 2nd place from the 4s after a 1 all draw with Greenock the week before. The game began at a frantic pace with Giffnock having the best of the early exchanges mainly thanks to Kelburne being wasteful when in possession. Giffnock continued to have the best of the play and started to increase the tempo leading to several opportunities but no final outcome. That was until mid way through the first half when Giffnock benefitted from a dubious call to slot past the keeper and take the lead. As the half wore on Giffnock continued to have the best of the ball and started to have more chances - on the stroke of half-time they won a short corner, due to Kelburne giving away possession, and duly slotted home to head into half time 2 goals to the good. Being behind at half time is nothing new for this Kelburne side with 4 wins coming from a losing position at half time. The message at the break was to ‘‘..be confident and let’s play hockey our way, the Kelburne way!..’’ The message was received well and Kelburne came racing out of the blocks and were back on the hunt - within 5 minutes with Colin Fairbairn slotting around the on-rushing keeper after some great build up play. This was to be a benchmark for a fantastic second half performance from the men in yellow as Kelburne were quickly back on level terms with great build up play between the Fairbairn twins and Mark Connor to allow for Colin to get his second goal with another shot slotting past the on-rushing goalkeeper. There was then along pause in the game due to a head injury sustained by the Giffnock Captain after the ball flicked up off James Currie's stick. The Kelburne players quickly rallied round and helped Ziggy who thankfully will not have any long term issues. After approximately 25 minutes the game was resumed with Kelburne continuing to dominate with a 3rd goal quickly following with some more great play allowing for Mark Connor to drill in from a Colin Fairbairn ball.

Giffnock came alive briefly in the game after Kelburne's 3rd and started to move the ball around earning 2 short corners, both which were saved on the line by skipper Ryan Wood. The pressure wasn't to last as Kelburne took hold of the game with Colin Fairbairn wrapping up his hat trick with some more great play between Kevin, Colin and Mark. The final touch was added courtesy of a short corner as James Currie drilled home from the top of the D before Shaun Jardine got himself carded, AGAIN, to bring a tough game to a climax. A fantastic second half performance from the men in yellow which sees them open up a 4 point gap between 2nd and 3rd and bring the gap between 1st and 2nd down to 5 points. Next week the 4s host Uddingston 4s at Glasgow Green with a 12pm push back.

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'What's On' in the Junior/Youth Section at Kelburne HC

Junior/Youth Training Opportunities 2018/19

Below is detailed all U18’s Training opportunities with Kelburne HC.  If you have any questions/queries please contact Molly on juniors@kelburne.com

All training and game updates are done through our forum ‘Slack’ - to be added to this please contact Molly. 

Jockeys (Junior Hockey)

-    Saturdays at the Club, Paisley, starts at 9.45am - 11am

-    All U14s welcome

-    Moves to ProLife Fitness in Paisley (PA3 2BD) towards the end of October to March, (depending on the weather)

Junior Training (Outdoor)

-    Wednesdays 6.15pm – 7.15pm – starting back in 2019, date & venue TBC,

-    For all U14s juniors who are NOT attending senior/squad training

 

Junior Training (Indoor)

-    Tuesdays at the Lagoon, Paisley

-    U8s & U10s 6pm – 7pm

-    U12s & U14s 7pm – 8pm  (All U14s juniors welcome)

 

Development

-    Sundays at the On-X, Linwood Sports Complex, 10am-12pm (8 week blocks)

-    All U16s and U14s players should be attending

-    U12s must be invited to attend

-    Attendance at Development is key for those looking to progress to Senior Training

-    First Block starts October 7th and stops over the winter.  Date when resumes - TBC

 

Senior/Squad Training

-    Must be invited to train

-    Invites are based upon age, ability, attitude and commitment

-    Invites will be issued upon attendance and performance at Development, Junior Training, U15s games and at Junior Festivals

 

West District Festivals

-    U8s, U10s, U12s, U14s Festivals – dates & venues are posted on Slack

-    All junior players are welcome to play when possible

-    Festivals take place twice a month on a Sunday morning

 

U15s Boys’ & Girls’ Leagues

-    Games take place throughout the season for U15s players

-    Selection is based on attendance & performance at relevant training sessions

Come along and join in, it’s great fun!

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All the fun at the Festival..!

All the fun at the Festival..!

the NEW KELBURNE HOCKEY KIT is here..

'PHASING OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW!

The moment you’ve all been waiting for - the new Kelburne kit has arrived!

Team captains will let you know when and where you can pitch up to try the new kit items on for size.

If your existing kit is almost new and/or fits you well you don’t have to make the change immediately, the current Kelburne Stanno kit has reached its end and stocks are almost exhausted. Kit Bundle buys are subsidised by the club.

See explanation below giving the rationale behind the move to the new-look kit:

Dear Member, Player, Parent,

A short note to inform our membership that we have reached the end of our playing deal with Stanno and we will move to our new Kelburne kit from 2019, our 50th birthday year.   

Our 1st XI Gents team are already enjoying this quality kit and we will phase in our other teams, Ladies, Gents & Juniors, over the next 3 months.   Your playing Rep (coach or captain) will pass on more information to you in the coming weeks. Samples are already in circulation across the Ladies teams and gents samples will be in circulation this week. 

We are returning to our original amber colour for the next 4 years when the next kit refresh will take place (the Stanno kit only lasts 3 years) and we’ve teamed up with the Adidas brand for our on-field playing kit and selected quality non-branded training kit (e.g. hoodies, track-pants, padded jackets) for the rest of our kit.  Over the 4 year term, this is a better overall deal for players.

The Club will subsidise the first order bundle we make to Gilmour Sports to get teams up and running quickly. You will see the details in the order form your representative will have when taking your sizes and order.  You can also order ‘strip only’ by simply selecting in the box provided, however this price is not subsidised.   

After this one-time only Club order, all future individual strip or bundle kit orders will only be taken on-line at the Gilmour Sports website, which will be updated to reflect the new kit available.   It’s worth noting that teams playing European, National & Regional League hockey often require more kit than District League teams due to the rules in place today and we have tried to reflect this in the bundles attached to each team.

We hope to place the order in the next 2 weeks for delivery around the beginning of March. Payment will not be required until delivery takes place from Gilmour Sports.

If you have any other questions, please pass them to your team rep/captain, or alternatively drop a mail to: secretary@kelburne.com for more information.

 

Kelburne Hockey Committee

Sneak preview of just a few of the new Kelburne kit items - black and amber

Sneak preview of just a few of the new Kelburne kit items - black and amber

New Playing top - black and amber

New Playing top - black and amber

Kelburne Men's 5s Beat Giffnock 2s 2-1

On 24.11.18 - Kelburne went on the offensive straight from their pass back, setting the tone for the first half, with intricate passing and movement. Great work by Hamish Walker and Sam Hunt, passing round their opponents which led to the first Kelburne short corner of the first half on 4 minutes. That short corner came to nought but on 14 minutes came the first Kelburne goal. A rampaging Dick Donaldson manoeuvred the ball to Sam Hunt who slammed it home from a reverse stick, just inside the D. This was a deserved Kelburne lead. The team continued to play great passing hockey with notable contributions from youngsters Andrew Stewart, Tommy Austin, Jared Bolland, Nicholas Knox, and Rory Donaldson . The old guard also contributed with Hamish Walker, Dick Donaldson and Willie Hunt to the fore. On 28 minutes from another Kelburne short corner Sam Hunt turned provider, setting up Dick Donaldson to score Kelburne's second. For the rest of the first half this team, a blend of young and old, dominated and should have scored more. Giffnock almost got one back just before half time, but Fionn Wilson made a great save just as the half time whistle sounded.

The crowd thoroughly enjoyed the hockey on show in the first half, and were looking forward to more Kelburne goals in the second. Things didn't quite go as planned however and Giffnock began to have more possession, applying concerted pressure on the Kelburne team. 10 minutes into the second half the Giffnock players got a goal back, a neat finish, just evading Fionn in goal. The rest of the second half was a scrappy affair with Kelburne managing to get several short corners but ultimately Kelburne were reliant on a magnificent rearguard action from Andrew Stewart, Gordon Robbie, Tommy Austin and most notably Willie Hunt who made numerous blocking tackles and managed a diving deflection to sweep the ball off the Kelburne goal line. For the last five minutes the young Kelburne players up front pressed their opponents high up the pitch, keeping the ball away from their own half. Dylan Bradley was tenacious in his tackling, with Sam Hunt closing down without fear, and taking a painful one to his knee for his troubles.

All the Kelburne supporters and players were relieved to hear the final whistle. What started as a dominant performance became a battle in the second half, but on balance the scoreline was probably a fair reflection of the game.