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.