Day 1 of the EuroHockey Championship II at Glasgow National Hockey Centre, featuring some of the best international sides in Europe. First match starts at 11.45am, admission on the gate.
International hockey returns to Glasgsow National Hockey Centre with the Men’s EuroHockey Championship II taking place from 6th to 12th August. Hosted by Scottish Hockey it promises to be a fantastic tournament featuring the Scotland men’s national team alongside European opposition in the form of Wales, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France, Portugal, Russia, and Ukraine.
Thus far it’s been a tremendously successful year for Scotland men. The Scots competed last month against the very best hockey teams in the world at the prestigious Men’s World League Semi-Finals in London, rising to 23rd in the world rankings (up from 28th) after a series of excellent results.
Now the Scots (who play their opening match against France at 6.30pm) face tough European opposition as they aim for success on home turf at Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games legacy venue. The team is hoping for a big home support to cheer them on in Glasgow. Scotland has been drawn in Pool A against the highly-rated France, Ukraine, and Portugal. Pool B has Wales, Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Russia.
Scotland men’s Head Coach Derek Forsyth said, “We are looking forward to the challenge of the Euros in the coming days. There were some tough selection decisions to make, and now that we have announced our squad I know that everyone is looking forward to tournament hockey again and playing in front of a home crowd in Glasgow.”
The action starts at 11.45am and concludes with France v Scotland from 6.30pm. See below for today’s match schedule in full.
Scotland squad: Tommy Alexander (Reading) ~ Russell Anderson (Cannock) ~ Tim Atkins (Reading) ~ Kenny Bain (THC Hurley) ~ Michael Bremner (UHC) ~ Gavin Byers (Grove Menzieshill) ~ Ben Cosgrove (Grove Menzieshill) ~ David Forrester (Edinburgh University) ~ Alan Forsyth (Surbiton) ~ David Forsyth (Qui Vive) ~ Cammy Fraser (Grange) ~ Chris Grassick (Surbiton) ~ Gordon McIntyre (Wimbledon) ~ Willie Marshall (Surbiton) ~ Lee Morton (Reading) ~ Nick Parkes (Surbiton) ~ Duncan Riddell (Grange) ~ Jamie Wong (Qui Vive).
11:45 | Pool B | Russia v Switzerland
14:00 | Pool B | Czech Republic v Wales
16:15 | Pool A | Ukraine v Portugal
18:30 | Pool A | France v Scotland
First match is at 11.45am.
Tickets in advance. Season tickets in advance (includes free programme) are available on 0141 550 5999 priced: Adult £18/Child: £8.
Tickets on the day. Day tickets are priced: Adult £7/Concession £3. Season ticket £20.