About the club
Hillhead Junior Hockey Club was set up over twenty five years ago by coach and hockey enthusiast Ann Hilton on the back of the successful Gold medal winning G.B. Hockey team of Seoul 1988. With the founding principles of fun and friendship, Ann forged the way for a large and flourishing youth hockey section which is currently one of the largest in Central Scotland.
Initially based at both the grass pitches at Hillhead Sports Club and the red blaes pitches at Kirklee, the junior section initially lived a somewhat nomadic existance over the decades. Ann's successor John Stapleton ran the section for over ten years, the majority of which was based at Scotstoun before moving to the section's current home at Windyedge Astro pitches. When John departed for sunnier climates around 2005 it fell to Hillhead Mens section legend Alan Meikle to take on the role of Junior convenor for a number of years before it past to Linda McTaggart who guided the section confidently for the following years. The Juniors section then past over to Robert Frame in 2012 who was the man in charge for 5 years abely supported by Stephen Foster who took over for a short itme after Robert retired from the role. The club is now currently run by Linda Barry who like most of her predecessors has had kids of her own at the juniors section.
Whilst Hillhead Juniors is a club within its own right , it does have close links to Hillhead Men's and Hillhead Ladies' Hockey Sections based at Woodend Sports Club. But not all of the junior section's coaches are members of the Hillhead Senior clubs (although some are indeed graduates themselves of the Hillhead Juniors Section) and not all of the kids who attend Hillhead Juniors will go on to play for the mens or ladies sections.
Hillhead Juniors meets every Sunday morning at Windyedge Astro pitches during the school terms, between the hours of 1000hrs and 12noon.(09.45am for Goalkeepers)
Due to high demand, we cater for young people aged between 4 and 16 years old. During a typical session players will learn new skills through gameplay and drills, be tested physically and mentally and enjoy lots and lots of fun and friendship.
Whilst participation is our main concern, we nevertheless allow our young players to test their skills against other clubs, with under 8 ,10 ,12, 14, and 16 sides regularly competing in district and national competitions both indoors and outdoors, throughout the season ... as well as friendly festival games.
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