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Season 2017/18 Pre-season Programme Announced

All players should note that the pre-season plan for season 2017/18 has now been put in place and will start from Tuesday 4th July onwards as attached.

This year the club will be bringing in an external fitness instructor with Sports Science support to take both performance fitness Tues/Thur and club fitness Wed with all sessions 6:30 to 8pm on the hockey pitch.

Fitness will run throughout July with us then moving to hockey pre-season from August with some nights then changing to suit team training nights as per programme and all hockey coaches then coming in to take required sessions.

All events have been added to website calendar so keen an eye on this and social media for changes or updates.

In terms of nights you should attend.  We are encouraging all players to attend the session of the team you feel you would like to try out for this coming season with the view coaches will then firm up squads prior to season starting.

So if you want to try put for gents 1/2s attend Tues/Thur nights fitness but if you want to try out for 3/4/5s attend Wed night fitness etc.

Any questions please direct to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact captains as required.

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June 2017 Newsletter

With our season coming to an end at the end of June we would like to thank our Youth Sponsor Palazzo Kitchens and Bathrooms for their ongoing support throughout the season, our parents who have travelled the West of Scotland with our young players to attend the Sunday youth festivals andDevelopment squad matches and for the players who have worked hard throughout the season. Please click link below to view/download the full newsletter...

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Park’s BMW Primary School Festival

The Park’s BMW School Primary School Festival Held on Tuesday and Wednesday this week celebrated the end of another term of Hockey Coaching as Part of the Park’s BMW School Coaching Programme. 

The festival involved numerous, round robin games to give the kids a chance to showcase all the skills learned over the last 8 weeks.  No scores were kept in any of the games but competition was fierce with many goals on display.  Although Tuesdays weather was wet to say the least, everyone enjoyed the festival.  Over the two days 350 children played their first Douglas Park BMW tournament, and look forward to many more in the coming years.  We hope to see many of the children continue to be active during the summer holidays and attend one of the 6 weeks of summers camps.

Thanks to Douglas Park BMW for their continued support of the School Coaching Programme.  Also thanks to all the schools, staff, volunteers and children who took part in the festival.

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Park’s BMW Primary Four End of Term Hockey Festival

The Douglas Park’s BMW School Coaching Programme celebrates the end of another term of School Coaching with a two-day festival for P4 Children. The festival will involve the participation of over 300 pupils from 9 of the 15 primary schools that have been involved in the school programme this term. Games will commence at 10:00am and run until 2:30pm. All parents and friends are welcome to spectate the festival. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday 10:00-12:00pm St. Bride’s & Bothwell PS, 12:30-2:30pm St John the Baptist & WestCoats PS.   Wednesday 10:00-12:00pm Muiredge, St. Kevin’s & Bargeddie PSs. Tuesday 12:30-2:30pm: Aitkinhead & Tannochside. . The coffee shop will be open during the day for snacks and refreshments.

The festival will be the last end of term festival of the school year. We look forward to the Douglas Park’s BMW School Coaching Programme recommencing the week commencing 21st of August. We hope to see lots of the kids attending our 6 weeks of Palazzo Summer Camps which run from the 3rd of July until the 11th of August. Camp bookings now being taken. Open to Members & Non-Members, boys & girls, 4-16 years old. For info or to book: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Unique Paid Coaching Opportunities - Scotland

Uddingston are in a unique position for this coming season (August 2017 to May 2018) as due to a growth across their community programme, the starting of a hockey academy programme and internal promotions we are able to offer various different paid coaching posts or customised posts to cover positions for the coming season with us also able to offer full celender year & multi year contracts.

Uddingston play in the top division of Scottish hockey and are a very forward thinking club who play on their own two year old water based pitch within a multi sport club who also have a large community in-school programme that covers 18,000 children per year plus from August 2017 are starting their first of five planned school hockey academies.

We also have plans to live stream matches for season 2017/18 via our newly formed communications and media team and grow the club into a leading force in both Scottish and European hockey over the next five years.

Currently we have the following paid coaching positions within our club:

Head of Community / Academy Programmes - FT - Package £15,000 to £23,000 PA
Community assistant coach - FT or PT - Package £4,000 to £8,000 PA
Gents 1st Team Coach - PT - Package £6,000 to £10,000 PA
Ladies 1st Team Coach - PT - Package £4,000 to £8,000 PA

All package bands are fully dependant on experience, qualifications and CV.  Package can be enhanced or substituted to include accommodation, flights and car.  All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Happy to consider applications for single or multiple positions and one person doing various roles to enhance overall package.  Player coaches would be considered also.

Should you be interested full job descriptions can be provided for all posts by emailing [email protected]com.

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