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Kelburne Hockey Club

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Nickname(s)  The 'Burne
Website  Club home page
Founded  1969 (48 years ago)
Ground  Whitehaugh, Bellahouston

Kelburne Hockey Club is a Scottish field hockey club, founded in 1969 and based in Paisley. Kelburne today operates five senior men's teams, three senior women's teams and numerous junior teams at all age group levels. The club has dominated Scottish domestic hockey in recent seasons. Kelburne HC has also supplied the Scottish National Team with the vast majority of the Gents' team as well as consistently being represented in the Scotland national ladies team. The club has also had success in Europe.


The club was founded in 1969. Since then Kelburne Hockey Club has developed into the most successful hockey club in Scotland. Since its formation at accommodation at Whitehaugh, Paisley, the club has flourished from being unfashionable to being the top hockey club in Scotland with very strong men's, ladies' and youth sections. This has been the result of many years of hard work based on a youth policy developing hockey skills at an early age. No other club has been able to so consistently produce home-grown players of the standard Kelburne has in recent times. One example of the success of this policy is Great Britain defender Emily Maguire, who learned her hockey with the club over 15 years from the age of 5, before moving south to train full-time with the GB squad.

The men's first team was the team of the 1990s, winning GB and Ireland Championship, four National League titles, Scottish Cup and European competitions. In season 1991–92 the club achieved the ‘Grand Slam of Scottish Hockey’ with all teams winning all SHU competitions entered, which is unique and has not been achieved by any other club.

After a gap, the current Kelburne team of the mid-2000s are emulating their predecessors and were the SHU team of the year in 2005 and 2007, also winning 5 National Leagues, 4 Scottish Cups, 2 SHU European Playoffs, EHF European Cup in Austria and EHF European Club Championship in Switzerland. 2006/07 was an outstanding season when the team completing their domestic season as 'Undefeated Team of Scottish Hockey’ with an unprecedented 100% perfect record with all games won.

In 2010 9 players from the club represented Scotland in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Kelburne today operates five senior men's teams, 3 senior women's teams and numerous junior teams at all age group levels. This season 2013 / 2014 the Men's 1st XI won the Scottish National League for the 10th successive year. In the Euro Hockey League the men have competed 6 times with the best performance reaching the last 16 twice losing to Uhlenhorster, the eventual winners, to a golden goal. The women has competed for European competition for the first time in their history in Rome.

Current and past players continue to make up the bulk of the Senior Scottish Men's squad.

Notable players

  • Jonathan Christie
  • Michael Christie
  • Mark Ralph
  • Christopher Nelson
  • Internationalists Senior & Junior

  • Adam Bain
  • Adam McInnes
  • Alan Dick
  • Alan Forsyth
  • Alan Ralph
  • Amanda Maxwell
  • Ben Petersen
  • Cameron McLeod
  • Cath Rae
  • Chris Nelson
  • Chris Traynor
  • Colin Bryce
  • Craig Morton
  • Craig Walker
  • Craig Watkins
  • David Forsyth
  • David Fowler
  • David Ralph
  • Don Tervit
  • Dougie Potter
  • Ed Greaves
  • Emily Maguire
  • Emma Barlow
  • Fraser Hutchison (The sports first male over 7 feet 2 inches tall to represent their country at world championships)
  • Fraser Scott
  • Gareth Hall
  • Gavin Sommerville
  • Gordon McIntyre
  • Gordon Moore
  • Greig Cunningham
  • Harry Godfrey
  • Iain Scholefield
  • Jack McKenzie
  • James Wilson
  • Jason Cairns
  • Jennifer Hendry
  • John G Shephard
  • Johnny Christie
  • Josh Cairns
  • Judith Crawford
  • Julie Bryce
  • Katie McKay
  • Keith Reid
  • Kenny Bain
  • Kenny Morrice
  • Kerri Nunnery
  • Kristine Aysling
  • Laura Wrightson
  • Lauren Grant
  • Laurie Kirkland
  • Lee Morton
  • Mark Fulton
  • Mark Ralph
  • Martin Shaw
  • Matt McGinley
  • Michael Bremner
  • Michael Carnachan
  • Michael Christie
  • Mike Starling
  • Niall Stott
  • Nicola Cook
  • Nicola Ralph
  • Rebecca McIlwraith
  • Ross McPherson
  • Ross Stott
  • Ryan Dunn
  • Steven Irving
  • Stuart Bamford
  • Stuart Brown
  • Stuart McAlpine
  • Willie Marshall
  • Jack McAllister
  • References

    Kelburne Hockey Club Wikipedia