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Wanderers On The Move

As you may know Elliott and Lisa have set us all a chalenge duirng lockdown to keep us moving and motivate us on the days we feel “Lockdown Lazy”. The challenge was to surpass the mileage that would have been covered by our men and women’s first teams in away games to the end of the season. The target was therefore 4577kms.

 

Below is a message and update on the current situation and we have included some pictures of our younger ones settin geth pace.

 

Good Morning Everyone!

 Just a wee update for those not on the club social media.

 As of midnight on the 13th of May after 10 days we have completed an amazing 2,982.23km!! Leaving us just 1,594.77km to go.

 A massive thank you to everyone taking part in the challenge and to all those that have donated so far.

 Remember if you wish to donate you can do so via the below link and all money will go to NHS Grampian.

 https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/granite-city-wanderers-hockey-club


Well done everyone!! 

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Devilishly "Wanderful"

This Sunday sees the Girls in Black take on Borders in a National League 2 game at Aberdeen Sports Village. This will prove a somewhat unusual game as both sides will be understrength.

The game was rearranged some weeks ago before Scottish Hockey announced their Academy series of games. This is a sequence of regionalised games for potential international athletes aged under 18. GCW are fortunate to have 3 players in the Dundee devils squad ( Jess Barr, Holly Miller and Jen Tait. Borders also have a few youngsters in the squads. In addition to this the Scotland over 40s have trials on Sunday and GCW’s Fay Bruce and Shiona Littlejohn will be wielding their sticks  there.

Despite this the game carries it’s own importance where if GCW could get a home win they will jump into 3rd spot with games in hand. Nicole Duffin will be relying on her core squad plus some of the latest crop of youngsters to step up and take the points.

On Saturday the girls 2s and 3s will be taking on Aberdeen Uni 2s and 3s at Hillhead at 1.30 and 3pm. Sunday sees the 4s continue their strong challenge in District League 2 with a game at Bucksburn at noon against Aberdeen Uni 4s.

We wish you all well and look forward to a successful weekend however it all turns out.

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Table Toppers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is a weekend of only two games for the club and both are clashes at the top of the table and both are at Aberdeen Sports Village.

Fist up at 1.30 are our Men in Black against Strathclyde University. The students have started the season well having the advantage of earlier games being postponed.The Men in Black have been going well even if they have stuttered of late. An opportunity for a full strength squad tomorrow brings the expectation of a result.

The girls also have a clash at the correct end of the table as they take on league leaders Uddingston. The girls got back to winning ways last week away to Kelburne but the October holidays have taken their toll with 11 players off to sunnier climes. It will be a tough ask for Nicole Duffin's charges but this season they have proved a surprise to themselves as much as the opposition.

Given the ongoing downpour of rain let us hope the games get played and two wins are forthcoming

 

ASV             1.30pm           GCW Men        v  Strathclyde Uni

                   3.00pm           GCW Ladies     v Uddingston

 

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Wandering All Over

This coming weekend sees the highs and lows of a cup weekend in October as well as the North and South of it all.

The club has 3 teams out this weekend in cup competition. On the ladies side the first team take on Kelburne in Glasgow on Saturday with a 3pm push back. Once back up the road they then need to consider getting back to Edinburgh on the Sunday for a 1.30 push back on the Sunday in the Scottish Cup against Inverleith. The ladies lost 2-0 at home in the league last weekend to Inverleith so an improved performance is required even if with a much changed eleven. The ladies 2s found the challenges of getting a team to Inverness at the start of the Holiday  period just too much and made the wise decision not to travel.

 The men’s first team have only one game this weekend in the league on Saturday away in Inverness to Highland. The men’s 2s are the other team in action and somehow by hook or by crook have got a side to travel to Peebles in the district cup on Sunday.

If you think a long trip to Ellon is tough spare a thought for the couple of guys travelling to Inverness on Saturday and then helping the 2s out on Sunday in Peebles. Theses guys are wanderers in action as well as name.

 

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