Junior indoor training sessions are scheduled to start on Tuesday 7th October, with sessions running between 6pm and 8pm.
Last year we were pretty much faced with an exceptionally high number of kids, in a tight area, making training sessions both unproductive and more importantly from a safety point of view, unmanageable.
In order to plan ahead we are canvasing the parents to find out the range and number of players who wish to attend these sessions.
Please Note: That any players wishing to be considered for selection to the Kelburne Junior U14, U12 and U10 indoor teams for the west district competitions will have to attend indoor training.
Depending upon numbers, sessions may only be run every two weeks for each category we decide to offer, but first we have to gauge the numbers, so we would be most grateful if you could reply by doing the following;
Send and an email to; email@example.com
Subject to state: junior indoor training (with any of the below as appropriate)
i.e. if your child is a boy 8 or under simply put junior indoor training m 08 in the subject box
F 08 female 8 or under
F 10 female 9-10
F 12 female 11-12
F 14 female 13-14
M 08 male 8 or under
M 10 male 9-10
M 12 male 11-12
M 14 male 13-14
The email body text to be blank with no comments or explanations please as we won?t have time to respond.
(it?s for survey results only an a quick count of who we have to cater for).
If the coaches consider the category your child is initially placed in proves to be too difficult or not challenging enough then they may be moved to another group at the behest of the coaches.
ALL RESPONSES TO BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 5PM FRIDAY 3RD OCTOBER.
Details of arrangements for indoor training will be posted on the web site on Sunday 5th October.
Thank you for your assistance.
Kelburne Hockey Club
Mob: 07837 798360 Home: 0141 849 6182 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Within the summary note you will also find a clear and concise statement, on behalf of the management committee, from the newly appointed Youth Convener, Steve Bain on the reasons for change and the way ahead.
We hope that you will find this to be both informative and useful. Please also note, with regard to the request for volunteers for the youth committee, from the meeting,18 parents have signed the form expressing an interest in joining the committee. If anyone who was not in attendance would also like to be included, please send an email stating as such, to Steve Bain at email@example.com with Youth Committee in the subject box. The first meeting is currently planned for the first week in October, a confirmation date will be emailed out to those parents expressing an interest in joining the committee.
Please find below links to the various documents:
- Notes and summary of the parents meeting on the Friday 12th September
- Organisation structure
- Youth Pathway
- Training Arrangements
- Safe in Care Form 2014
- Hockey Junior Application Form
- Match Fees & Payment / Bank mandate
- Youth Convenor Roles and Responsibilities
For items 5,6 & 7 above, all forms and payments should be put into a single envelope and marked for the attention of ?Raymond Nelson ? Hockey Treasurer?, which can be handed in at the bar.
Raymond will deal with the payments and registration on the club database and forward the Safe in care forms to Steve Bain, Youth Convenor.
Over the past two Saturdays, those attending the junior hockey sessions may have noticed that a number of new coaches have been in attendance; there are a number of reasons for this:
- To allow these coaches to have a look at the players who are attending the sessions.
- To allow these coaches to form an opinion of the current level of ability spread across the numbers in attendance.
- To allow the senior and youth coaching staff to carry out an assessment of the current level of coaching being carried out and decide on ?why, what, when and how? changes are to be implemented.
There are a number of initiatives planned for the youngsters but we need to carry out a full analysis of how best to implement these. The target for the coaching staff meeting is towards the end of next week and hopefully by Saturday 11th October we will be in a position to further present these plans.
Finally, there has been some talk of Kelburne junior?s Saturday morning training sessions moving away from Whitehaugh to Prolife in Paisley. For clarification; Prolife are sponsors of some of the mens and womens senior teams. As part of the arrangement they have offered the use of their astro pitches to the junior section. It may be that the club will take up this offer once the weather begins to deteriorate in the winter time, over a period when the grass pitches may be proving difficult to play on. However, this would be deemed to be a temporary measure if it proves beneficial to the players. There is no plan to move junior hockey away from Whitehuagh on a permanent basis.
We hope that this information and the documents attached will provide you with both, what you need and an indication of the level of effort and commitment the club are showing towards all round improvement across the club. There is a lot of work to be done and we hope you will support the various initiatives.
Thomsons Cycles Kelburne 2s opened their home league campaign against newly promoted league winners Rottenrow 1s, a side that hadn't lost in the league since they were created 5 years ago. The Paisley side started quickly, pushing Rottenrow deep into their own 25, creating a chance within seconds of the pushback, with the Glasgow side scrambling the ball clear, possession was retrieved on the left by Connor Bain who passed to marauding centre back Fraser Scott who fired the ball into the D for Gordon Menzies to touch past the helpless goalkeeper, 1-0 after 3 minutes.
A further 10 minutes had elapsed when Kelburne doubled their lead; Jack McKenzie calmly lifting the ball over the diving goalkeeper, after being found by Fraser Hutchison as he ran along the right baseline. 60seconds later, a mirror image of that move from the left saw McKenzie double his tally. 3-0.
Kelburne continued their high tempo pressing game and forced a number of short corners, from one of these a quick thinking Scott slammed home his first goal of the season. Hutchison's straight strike charged down and Scott smashed the ball beyond the stationary 'keeper. 4-0
John Gerard Shepherd was next to notch. Pressure from Andrew Duff on the halfway line forced the Rottenrow player to turn back into trouble, veteran Menzies was able to steal the ball and exchange passes with onrushing Duff, before shooting at goal, despite having his initial shot blocked Menzies retained sufficient presence of mind to provide JG with an easy chance from 3 yards. 5-0.
Just before the end of the half explosive forward McKenzie was able to complete his hat-trick. Gathering Michael Nichol's pass in his stride before running from the halfway line, using the runs of team mates as diversions, before rounding the goalkeeper. 6-0
Despite the halftime team talk asking for more of the same, and with only small tweaks to the tactics, Kelburne were unable to maintain the high level of intensity that they had set.
A running game developed and the former student side were allowed to fight their way back into the game, and were able to score a consolation. Slow set up play, and poor reactions resulted in the Paisley defence being out numbered and powerless to prevent Fergus Barrows being beaten. 6-1.
Kelburne restored their 6 goal lead. After being awarded a short corner Adam McInnis fed Duff, who was able to hit back post for Andrew Bremner to deflect home. 7-1. Shortly after, Kelburne could've added to their lead, but a forward was unable to control a bouncing pass, and was tackled by the post...
A great first half, was let down an inferior second half performance. Still Thomsons Cycles Kelburne 2s know that they're capable of playing to a very high level, and the challenge is to extend their purple patch for longer periods of their next game against local rivals Clydesdale at Glasgow Green on the 4th of October.
Poor first half from both teams playing hit and run hockey. Very little from open play. Irvine relied on the big hit out to their two pacy forwards but they ran into a solid Kelburne back four and created little if any scoring opportunities. Kelburne did score a goal in the first half, courtesy of Shaun Malone, who created some space at top of circle before driving in and scoring from a good reverse stick shot.
Kelburne pressed hard for the rest of the game and the fourth goal eventually came from another set play, this time converted by Willie Allan. Final Score Kelburne 4-1 Irvine 1.New guys McIntosh and John Candlin both played well but man of match goes to young Shaun Malone for his excellent all round play and goal.
The second goal followed shortly after with good work from Ross Mcintyre and Douglas Simpson into the circle who found Lee Morton who passed to Miles Goldie who had the simplest of tap-ins. From the restart of the goal Gordonians began to assert the physical dominance on the game with a few strong challenges coming in. This led to some frustration in the Paisley ranks and several silly yellow cards for back-chat and other offences led to them being down to 10 men for at least 20 minutes of the second half.
Despite this Kelburne seemed to get their act together and were to able to score the third goal. That finally came when Mark Ralph scored a trademark drag-flick high into the net to make it 3-0. Even with 10 men Kelburne still seemed in control but two good fast counter-attacks led to Gordonians making the scoreline a lot closer than the game might have suggested.
Coach Ralph commented that he was "Happy that we came away with the 3 points and that no-one was injured going into the next couple of weeks in preparation for the EHL in Barcelona."
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Goals were scored by Anna McIntosh, Kerri McGinnity and four by Jen Owen.
On Saturday 13th of September Kelburne Ladies III played Ayr II at OnX, Linwood. Kelburne won 6-0. Kelburne had a full pool of players available to play.
In the first half goals were scored by Laura Aitken, Katie Brogan and two by Lucy Bliss both of which were well set up by Jen Owen. The half time score of 4-0 reflected Kelburne?s strong attacking play and great defence.
In the second half, Kelburne continued to pressurise Ayr. This pressure was rewarded with penalty corners, resulting in two goals for Jen Owen.
Thanks to Eilidh Flemming for goal keeping. She had little to do thoughout the match demonstrating the strength of Kelburne?s defence.
Well done to everyone who played but especially to Rosemary McClaren, Amy Hislop, Rachel Bannatyne and Lucy Bliss who made their debut.
Saturday 13th September 2014
New Playing Kit
Bromac Kelburne Men's 1stXI will looking at the part in their brand new playing kit thanks to Gilmour Sports and Stanno. The playing kit will feature the branding of the new main sponsor Bromac Ltd and Glynhill Hotel. The Glynhill Hotel which is based in Renfrew have been long time supporters of Kelburne Hockey Club, we are delighted to have them back on board with Kelburne this season.All the guys in the team are loving the new kit and will definitely help the team play to their best, as the saying goes if ?Look good, feel good, play good?. A lot credit has to go to 1st XI player Adam Bain who has done a lot of great work to ensure that the team has top quality kit.
The team wouldn't be where they are now without the fantastic support of our partners such as Bromac Ltd, Glynhill Hotel and Gilmour Sports. Kelburne and the Men's 1st XI can't be more grateful.
Game vs Dundee Wanderers 3pm - Glasgow Green
Saturdays game will see the team play their first home fixture of the season against Dundee Wanderers, push back 3pm @ Glasgow Green. The team will be looking to carry on their form from last weeks convincing 11-0 win over new comers Watsonians. Striking quintet of Lee Morton, Jon Christie, Jack McKenzie and Dougie Simpson will be looking to recreate their goal scoring prowess of last week where they notched up an impressive 8 goals between them.
The game vs Wanderers will also see the long awaited return of Iain Scholefield. After 3 years years of plying his trade in Belgium and Holland. It will be great to finally see Iain back in Kelburne's colours, to aid the teams for the push for the 11th title and EHL.
Kelburne will be looking for their second win of the season however the Dundee teams will always give up a good fight. It's important that the players turn up from the start to maintain their good start to their season.
Let's get as many people down to Glasgow Green @ 3pm and turn the place yellow! Then after get back to club for a great evening at the Racenight which starts at 7pm.
The game was a fairly even affair for the first ten minutes with both teams playing some decent hockey but with little attacking outcome. Kelburne settled and began to pin the Accies into their own half leaving them with the long ball out as their main method of play. The pressure told and Kelburne scored the opening goal, from a short corner, James Currie striking from the top of the circle. The resulting pressure from Kelburne led to two more quick scores, 3-0 going into half time.
The game begun and both teams were off to positives starts although Kelburne were the dominant force receiving a few short corners in the first 15 minutes that broke down and proved to be no real danger for the opposition. Pressure was still being applied but in the final third play was constantly breaking down, eventually the ball broke for Luke Hortin around the penalty spot and he struck the ball with power forcing the Helensburgh keeper to make a good save, the ball then rebounded to a composed Billy Anderson who calmly slotted the ball into the bottom left hand corner of the goal. Giving Kelburne the lead.
HT: Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne 3s 1-0 Helensburgh
The second half continued to be dominated by Kelburne and finally a successful short corner was converted with David Fowler finishing past the hard worked Helensburgh keeper. Kelburne were now noticeably the more comfortable team and with a more relaxed and composed second half Kelburne 3s put the game to bed after Adam Morton played a delicate cut back for Billy Anderson to get his second of the game. Helensburgh finished with a chance although Douglas McEwan never looked like he would be beaten. A comfortable opening victory for Kelburne 3s and with the countless short corners the team should have scored more than just their three goals.
FT: Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne 3s 3-0 Helensburgh
Bromac Kelburne will be pleased on a patient and clinical performance whilst also keeping a clean sheet under the guidance of keeper Andrew Wilkie.
Thomsons Cycles Kelburne 2nd XI began their league title defence with an away fixture to newly promoted Uddingston 2nd XI at Holycross High in Hamilton. A quintuplet of absences, along with the presence of former players Jason and Josh Cairns ensured that this game would not be as straightforward as it first appeared.
Kelburne started the game slowly, and Uddingston were able to create a couple of half chances. midway through the half it looked that momentum had turned as Kelburne were able to push the host into their half and created one very good chance. Great pressure from Andrew Duff allowed Craig Walker to steal the ball and play Steven" SAM" McKinnon through on goal, unfortunately the forward was caught in two minds and deflected just wide of goal. From another attack Kelburne conceded possession cheaply and the long arial ball out of defence allowed former player Cairns to run unmarked into the circle, where he had time and space to shoot past the helpless Fergus Barrows in goals. Uddingston 1 - 0 Thomsons Cycles Kelburne.
Having taken the surprise lead Uddingston were content to sit back and try to use the long arial ball from defence to hit on the break, and invite Kelburne forward. Kelburne were able to force a number of half chances and short corners, from one of these set pieces new team member Adam McKinnes drag flick was only half stopped, and Ewan Carmichael was able to force home the rebound. 1 - 1. The final five minutes of the half was spent with Uddingston deep in their own half defending resolutely.
At this point Kelburne were happy to soak up pressure and hit on the counterattack. Any Uddy breaks were easily dealt with by centre backs Scott and Fraser Hutchison. One set piece attempt from Udddingston was superbly saved by Barrows diving to his left. SAM did have a half chance when his quick turn and snapshot went narrowly past the post.
Overall it was a good fighting performance, from the defending champions, with areas of improvement identified and will be worked on in training before the next game.
Thomsons Cycles Kelburne next game is against Rottenrow at Glasgow Green on Saturday 20th September with a 13.30 push back.
Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne 5's 2 ? 0 Hillhead 5's
KelburneHockey Club are pleased to announce the new sponsorship deal with Pro-Life Fitness Centre. They will be supporting the Men's 3,4 & 5th XI and the Ladies 2nd & 3rd XI squads. Pro-life have been long time supporters of the club and it's fantastic that they again want to be part of the club. As part of the partnership Pro-Life will be providing warm up t-shirts for each team and all club members will receive preferential rates at the gym.
Fitness is an essential part of hockey and being a member at Pro-Life will ensure that you are in tip top condition the whole season. The experts at Pro-Life will help you tailor your programme to suit your needs to develop your speed, power, nutrition and your general well being. This partnership will help the club grow and aid individuals to reach their potential.
The supported team are made up of mixture of youth and experience and are vital in developing the club. This partnership will give them the support that the teams need to flourish.
Please contact Pro-Life directly and say that your a member of Kelburne Hockey Club.
To find out more information please see their website - www.prolifefitnesscentre.com