London Royals hockey club is heading to Glasgow on Saturday 18th April for a weekend of hockey action and socialising in the hope of recruiting Scottish players to compete in the international Eurogames tournament in Stockholm in August.
On Saturday the 18th April there will be a free 2 hour training session from 4pm to 6pm at the National Hockey centre in Glasgow. Players of all abilities are invited to join more than 45 players from the London Royals hockey club to find out more about the Eurogames and meet other players from across Scotland.
The Royals are the UK’s largest LGB&T field hockey club and we play mixed, men’s and women’s matches regularly in London where we are predominantly based. Every year players from across the UK join the Royals to play in international gay sports tournaments such as the Out Games and Eurogames. The tournament welcome all levels of ability from total beginners to international players; the team is all about having fun on the pitch and off it!
Later in the evening most participants will be hitting the Glasgow gay scene for a social night out and on Sunday the 19th there is an option to play with the Royals in a friendly against a local side.
Matthew Hill, Chair of London Royals Hockey Club, talks about the international opportunities of LGBT Hockey:
“Hockey in the UK is a fun, accessible and inclusive sport for all and for the past 10 years, the Royals have been representing the UK at LGBT tournaments in Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and Belgium. This year, we’d love to recruit as many Scottish players as possible to play, compete and party with us in Stockholm and beyond. So whether you’re total pro or a total novice, come down to training and find out what it’s all about.”
Scottish Hockey CEO David Sweetman commented:
“We are delighted to welcome The London Royals to The Glasgow National Hockey Centre, the venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. We are proud to be a sport for everyone, and are delighted at the opportunity for greater engagement with members of the LGBT community through events and activities such as this. Whether new to hockey, or an experienced player I hope that everyone has a fantastic weekend, enjoying the sport that we love. My thanks go to everyone who has made the weekend possible and we look forward to seeing you on the pitch or supporting from the stands.”