Items filtered by date: September 2019

All Out at Weekend

It has been a busy week for the GCW captains as this weekend sees all 8 teams in action.

On the men’s side we have the GCW firsts fresh from last weekend’s opening 3-0 victory against Harris taking on their fellow Dundonians Monarch’s at Dundee High School pitches. Monarchs’ also got off to a winning start defeating Highland 3-2. A tough game is in prospect but a win would set a good tone for the season. Some may argue the “big game” of the weekend sees the men’s 2s take on the men’s 3s. The inter club derby tough though it is has been of good spirit lately and the 2s will be remiss if they overlook the new 3s side. This game is at ASV high noon on Sunday.

On the ladies side the 1s have their second successive away game this weekend when they take on St Andrews University. Once again both sides won last weekend so a tight contest is on the cards. The 2s are facing Marlins 2s at Rubislaw on Saturday at 3pm and immediately before them the Ladies 3s will take on Grammar 1s.

Sunday sees the Ladies 4s take on Marlins 3s at ASV at 1.30, The 4s are hoping to keep their winning run going. Also on Sunday at Noon the girls 5s take on Grammar 2s at Rubislaw, Good luck to all players and umpires this weekend.

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No Holiday Weekend for GCW

This coming weekend is an Aberdeen holiday weekend so we should all be enjoying the fun of the seaside or the hills. Not of you are a GCW hockey player however as we have 7 of our 8 teams playing this weekend. Now this little problem has caused a few issues and if you r captain are looking a bit weary come Saturday give them a break. In addition to the Holiday weekend there is the issue of Duke of Edinburgh for some of our players and those who returned from Inter district weekend seem to have caught a cold bug from the freezing South.

Despite all of this we are still on. The Ladies 1s lead the way with a game in Edinburgh against Grange. Grange were in National League 1 last season so no doubt this will be a good test for game 1 of the season. Another little fact is that Emily Watson included in the picture above is scheduled to play against  GCW tomorrow, we wish her well, for the rest of the season and not tomorrow of course.. 

The ladies 2s and 3s are at Hillhead tomorrow taking on Aberdeen Grammar and Ellon respectively as the Division 1 programme gets underway. On Sunday the 4s and 5s have their turn with each playing their second match of the season. The 4s take on Grammar 2s and the 5s face Highland both at Aberdeen Sports Village.

On the men’s side Doug Soden takes the men’s 1s to Aberdeen Sports Village on Saturday to face Harris. They will be hoping to start their Division 3 programme in a positive manner. The men’s 2s are up at Countesswells against Gordonians 4s. Oh and even the men’s 3s who have the weekend off are busy with players helping other squads and umpiring duties to be fulfilled.

As ever good luck one and all and let’s hope for another weekend of positive results.

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Competition Begins and Age is No barrier

The phoney war of warm ups and friendlies is finally over for season 2019/20 and the competition begins. Certainly the 19 youngsters off to the Inter District this weekend are fully aware of this as they battle over the weekend flying the North Flag. Back in Aberdeen league games get underway.

Saturday sees the men’s 1s take on Aberdeen Uni in their final pre season friendly. On Sunday league action takes over with the men’s 2s taking on Gordonians 3s at ASV  at 1.30pm and the men’s 3s taking on Aberdeen 2s at Rubislaw at 3pm.

On the girls side the Ladies 4s take on Bon Accord 2s at Cults at 12.30 on Sunday and the Ladies 5s take on Aberdeen 2s at Rubislaw at 12 noon.

Some new faces will make their first appearance for the club this weekend as well as some older ones. Alan Strachan starts his umpteenth season of which we all only hope we can match whilst at the other end of the scale Vhairi McLeod and Emma Cavanagh make their league debuts.

We wish you all well and some positive results.

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Inter District Weekend Ahead

 

This weekend sees the annual Inter District Tournament for boys and girls aged under 16 and under 18. The tournament has this year been brought forward from its usual late September date.

The girls tournament will take place in Edinburgh at Peffermill and Granite City have a sizeable contingent going down. The U16s squad includes Connie Hatfield, Heather Hunter, Evie Laszlo, Katy Thomson and Sarah Anderson. Interestingly enough the five girls come from 5 different schools.

The U18s has a higher representation with 11 girls. In addition to the 3 internationalists Jess Barr, Eilidh Seedhouse and Jen Tait also in the squad are Zoe Bradford, Tony Dawson, Kirsty Jack, Anna Lewis, Ellie Lewis, Holly Miller, Grace Morrison and Martha Sheal. The girls come from 3 different schools 

Sadly North District are not entering a boys team but a Highland team have selected some North boys and William Strachan has been included in their squad.

I know we all wish the youngsters well and hope they come home healthy and happy, a goal or two each would also be nice..

 

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