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Pre-season & New Season Programmes

Can all junior and senior players please review the website calendar to view details of pre-season and the new season programme.
 
http://www.uddingstonhockeyclub.co.uk/web/

Please note as a club we are looking to increase fitness levels across full club but in particular our Male and Female Performance Squads (G&L 1/2s) so every player from every one of our 8 senior teams should make every effort to attend with Director of Hockey Mick leading all sections alongside team coaches and our sports science team.

 
Please also note we have made significant changes to the new season programme for both senior and junior squads all with the view driving performance and quality across the full club.  e.g. Senior training and junior coaching nights changing.
 
Particular attention should be taken of club trials day bring held on Saturday 4th August that will allow all junior / senior members to try out for team of their choice with details to follow.
 
Matches and further details of events will be added in following weeks as we work towards the new season so please keep checking calendar and social media for updates.
 
Should you be unsure of any item on the calendar or wish more details of any events please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or speak with your captain or coach.
 
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Ladies 3s captain interview

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Hi Margaret,

Can you present your team ?

Ladies 3’s Team consists of a very wide range of ages and experience from age10+ to 60+ with a pool of over 20 players.

What do you think of the team season ?

 This Season we welcomed several new senior players and also gave league debuts to a number of our youth players which was extremely encouraging.   As well as being a pathway for our youngsters to learn and progress, we also invite and welcome older players back to the game or adults looking for a new challenge.

The Team finished a credible 7th with our highest ever points total of 31.  We also for the first time ever achieved a place in the Womens West District Plate Semi-final.

What are your goals for the next season ?

The aim for the coming Season is to continue building the strength of the side and to use the 3’s as a development team for our very talented youngsters so they will be able to progress to a higher level.  Coupled with this our aim is to push for promotion out of Division 4.

What do you think of Uddingston cricket & sports club ?

We are very grateful for the excellent support we receive from the Club and the outstanding facilities which we now enjoy, including the support of 2 Coaches for our Ladies 3’s which again reflects the first class organization and commitment to all levels within the UC&SP.

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New Holiday Camps Partnership - Rathbone Investment Management

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Uddingston Hockey Club are delighted to announce a new partnership agreement for all the nine weeks of our holiday camps that are run at the club with Rathbone Investment Management Ltd.
 
This partnership will see their brand being promoted at the club while each child that attends a camp being provided with a Rathbone water bottle.
 
Youth camps Convenor Tom Hyndman said - “I’m delighted to see yet another blue chip brand come on board and support our club.  This additional support will allow us to encourage Health and Wellbeing at the club with the provision of water bottles that can be easily refilled at our pitch-side drinking fountains”.
 
Angus Kerr, Rathbone Regional Director said - “We have been watching all the good work this club does across the community particularly in local schools and we thought it would be a great thing to get involved in their holiday camps as there is no doubt it is great to see so many children keeping healthy and active over the holidays”.
 
The club would like to thank Rathbone Investment Management for their support and look forward to a growing partnership.
 
Places are still available for all six weeks of our summer holiday camps but with some weeks filling up fast.  For further information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

 

Gents 5s captain interview

Hi Donnie,

Can you present your team ?

The Gents 5th team embodies the family ethos that underpins Uddingston Hockey Club. It shows that at Uddingston ‘hockey for all’ is a commitment, not just a phrase. The 5th XI spans the full age range of the club in senior mens hockey with players ranging in age from early teens starting out in their hockey careers to those in their late 50’s and 60’s in the twilight of their playing career.  It includes former internationalists keen to mentor and teach the emerging young players, older players who no longer have the legs or stamina for higher level hockey and even Dads that have started hockey later in life as their sons or daughters play for the club and they have been bitten by the hockey bug. The range in ability in the team is just as wide as the age range. 

What do you think of the team season ?

The team have had an enjoyable season finishing mid table.  Consistency in performances is difficult week to week given the constant changes in the squad line up with over 40 players having played for the 5th XI this year.  That said the team have put in some great performances, won a number of games against much higher ranked opposition and have been in contention in the vast majority of games played.  It is really encouraging to have seen some of the young teenagers playing their first senior hockey games, some playing on full size pitches for the very first time.  Not only have they risen to the challenge, they have excelled and cemented their place in the squad with some progressing on to higher teams.  The youth policy is clearly playing dividends and the link up play and skills shown by the youngsters has been great to watch.  I think it's fair to say that the young dogs can still teach us old dogs a few tricks.  As for the older players and ‘new' older players it’s great to see the passion and enthusiasm for the game is still there and the team spirit this year has been high. 

What are your goals for the next season ?

Probably two in the roof of the net, a couple of solo efforts, a few deflections and maybe one or two just trickling over the line and being claimed by my team mates.  Oh sorry, not those sort of goals.  I would hope to continue to see the emerging youngsters continue to rise through the teams and a new influx of youngsters getting their first taste of senior hcckey with the 5s.  I would also hope some of the older players in the higher teams consider dropping to the 5s to make way for the emerging talent rather than hang up their sticks and stop active participation in playing,  There is most definitely a place in the 5s for the oldies as well as the youngsters.  A more stable and consistent line up would be good but it is recognised that the 5s are very much a supporting and supply team to the higher squads.  This year we were leading in a significant number of games and lost out due to some late goals.  What I would like to see is a wider attendance and participation in training by the 5th team squad list so that fitness is improved and stamina, or lack thereof does not become a factor towards the end of games next season.

What do you think of Uddingston cricket & sports club ?

I’ve been a  member at the Club for over 40 years now and it’s been a huge part of my life.  I’ve grown up at and through the Club, from the games I’ve played and the shared experiences.  I’ve been mentored by some outstanding people over the years. I continue to be inspired by the members and the success the club has achieved over this time and in the last few years in particular.  The club is an outstanding environment for youngsters to develop in, for us older members to reminisce in, keep playing as long as we can, and hopefully give something back. Uddy ‘More than just a Club’.

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Uddingston Hockey Club’s Exciting, Challenging, Fun & Friendly Hockey Camps

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Uddingston Hockey Club Summer Camps are open to Members and Non-members. The camps cater for boys and girls aged 4-16 years old that have never played hockey before or more experienced players.

Sessions are led by UKCC level 2 coaches as well as Men’s First Team coach Mick Evans, who has extensive experience coaching at the highest level in Australia; coaching the Queensland Blades in the Australian Hockey League with players including big names such as: Jamie Dwyer, Mark Knowes, Bradley Hughes as well as countless others who have all acquired Olympic gold medals.

Our camps have remained at same price as previous years offering excellent value for money with two options available:

Option 1: 10:00-3:00pm £15/day or £60/week

Option 2: 8:00-5:00pm £30/day or £120/week

A typical day at the camp includes:

  • 9:45am – Registration in Uddingston Cricket & Sports Clubhouse where camp coordinator will brief the children on the format of the camp and expectations
  • 10:00am – Coaches and children head to the international standard, water-based Astro-turf pitch where they are divided into groups according to age and ability before warming up. Children will then engage in suitable level drills to ensure the correct level of challenge and enjoyment.

 

Children at grassroot level will work on basic drills, including passing, stopping, dribbling. More advanced players will consolidate basic skills, and work to develop crucial skills such as elimination, shooting. The most experienced players will look to master advanced skills as well as develop a high level of understanding of tactics and gameplays, including specialist skills used in penalty corners.

  • 12:00pm – Children return to the clubhouse/picnic area at clubhouse to have packed lunch and snacks. We ask that parents/carers please avoid packing products containing nuts
  • 1:00pm – Children return to the pitch. Children warm up again before taking part in further drills and conditioned games
  • 3:00pm – Children collected from the clubhouse

Those booking extended hours, registration takes place from 8:00am. In the hours before the camp, breakfast cereals, fruit and fruit juice are available. In the morning, children take part in fun activities within the clubhouse, including games, board games etc. In the hours after the camp, children have the option to return to the pitch for further hockey or can take part in games within the clubhouse. Children can then be collected at 5:00pm from the clubhouse.

The club grounds are secured during camp hours, therefore ensuring a safe environment for children to be active and engaging socially with peers.

Campers who book up more than three days will receive an exclusive UHC camp T-Shirt and an Uddingston Hockey Club branded water bottle. To ensure a camp T-Shirt, bookings must be made more than 48 hours in advance of the camp commencing. Please note, refunds cannot be offered for cancellations within 48 hours of the camp. Camps also cannot be swapped once booked.

If anyone has any questions regarding the camp or would like any further information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Book online here.

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