We’re nearing the end of the Christmas break so it feels like a good time for an update!
It has been a very successful first half of the season for all of our teams…
- The 1sts are top of the Central Division 2 table and undefeated in all games so far this season.
- The 2nd XI are topping the West District Division 2 table having won every game so far this season.
- In their first season, the 3rd XI are sitting 4th in West District Division 3.
- As for the ladies, they are currently third in the West District Ladies Division 3.
We are in a great position going into the second half of the season, and more importantly the teams are enjoying themselves.
When we first started up in 2009 we could only dream of being the club that we are now. December saw another landmark in Rottenrow BlueSox history; Simon Smith hit 100 goals for the club! A fantastic achievement and thoroughly deserved.
Well, all that remains is for us to wish you all a belated Happy New Year. Oh and if your New Year Resolution is to give hockey a go, come along to training, it’s back tomorrow night (15th January), at the National Hockey Centre from 8pm.
We are well into the hockey season now and all our teams are going well, and most importantly having fun!
At the time of writing the 1st XI are top of the Men’s Regional League Division Central 2. The 2nd XI are leading the way in West District Division 2, and the 3rd XI are second in West District Division 3! As for the ladies, they are 3rd in the Ladies West District Division 3.
If you are interested in Top Goalscorers, Man of the Match recipients and Goalkeeper Goals per Game we now have a regularly updated stats page for each of the men’s teams. You’ll find it in the menu above, or click on one of the following links… 1stXI, 2ndXI, 3rdXI or GKs to go to your page of choice.
Just a quick reminder that Fitness Training is on a Tuesday night at ClanFit, if you haven’t been yet I hear it’s worth it! Also, hockey training is on Wednesday nights at the National Hockey Centre. Everyone is welcome to pop along to training, whether you are a hockey novice or a seasoned old-timer! It’s a great way to meet the guys and see if you like what you see with Rottenrow.
Finally, the Commonwealth Games tickets are on sale again this week (check their website for details). If you weren’t lucky enough to get some hockey tickets the first time around good luck this time. It will be awesome to watch the Games on our home pitch!
This weekend the men’s 2nd XI and 3rd XI start their seasons. The 2nd XI kick off with a home game against GHK 2. The 3rd XI start their campaign at home to Western 6.
2nd XI Captain JK said, “Both squads are very excited about starting their league campaigns and equally as excited about playing our first league games at the new National Hockey Centre. The 2nd XI have been very fortune with the league reshuffle and are looking to take full advantage of being jumped up to WD2. The squad is looking strong and we can’t wait for Saturday. The 3rd team has a real mix of experienced players and fairly new players. It might take a bit of time to get them to gel but I’m predicting a strong season from them once they get going. Some early points on the board for a brand new team would be a great start to the season.”
Naturally it would be great to have some support to start the season off. So if you are free on Saturday pop along to watch the 2nd XI at 1230hrs and the 3rd XI at 1400hrs….oh and check out our new home!
For details on how to find us click here.
With the start of the hockey season just around the corner we want to give everyone the chance to up their fitness levels. With this is mind we are starting fitness sessions on a Tuesday night – starting this Tuesday (3rd September).
We have forged a partnership with Clanfit gym in the West End, near Kelvingrove Park (you can find them on Facebook). We have hired out the entire gym with equipment for fitness, strength and conditioning training from 8pm – 9pm on Tuesday evenings. Hopefully this means folk will be more likely to keep up fitness training in the winter months when a heated gym would be preferable to the Glasgow winter weather!
The first session will be run by a Clanfit coach called Sam who will show everyone the equipment etc. Thereafter sessions will be run by our own Ben Brewer.
Now for the really good news – the sessions are open to all Rottenrow and BlueSox members, as well as any potential club members who’d like to come along and meet the guys…..and it will only cost you £1!
If you have any questions, would like more information or if you’re thinking of popping long to meet the teams feel free to drop an email to Stuart McNeill (captainindoor[at]rottenrowhockey.co.uk)