1st XI v Leeds Beckett: 1-2
1st XI v Inverleith: 15-0
The 1st team played National League 2 side Inverleith on Saturday in their first cup match of the season. A strong team performance (despite Coach Judge leaving at half time to go and watch Justine Bieber) meant the girls in purple were overcome in convincing fashion. The final score was 13-0 with Amy Brodie netting 5 goals and a clean sheet for Susan Al-Haddad in goal, despite having to defend two Inverleith penalty corners on the whistle!
2nd XI v Grange 1s: 2-3
The 2s had a rather unfortunate 3-2 loss to grange 1s in the Scottish cup. The game began shakily as we didn’t manage to source a goalie but the wonderful Anne de Bae stepped up and took one for the team and played wonderfully well in goals. After being 2-0 done at half time the girls stepped it up and brought it back to 2-2 with fresh bridie Marlow netting a great goal. We continued to press throughout the rest of the game, creating a catalogue of chances yet we were unlucky to concede a third goal here very much against the run of play. We fought right up until the final whistle but sadly nothing came to be.
4th XI v Linlithgow: 1-2 (Saturday)
Unfortunately the fours lost 2-1 to Linlithgow this Saturday. Play was slow to start off with, then following a couple of goals from the opposition we stepped up to the mark with an injured fresh, Hannah, putting her life on the line to get a goal. Team morale really picked up but unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to get ourselves a couple more goals.
4th XI v Watsonian’s 3s: 6-0 (Sunday)
After a tough Saturday game, the fours were back on form to get a 6-0 win against watsonian 3s in the cup. We started the first half a little shaky but managed to work well as a team to make the most of the game, without conceding any goals. Abi Hosier took advantage of the short corner that we were awarded by scoring an amazing shot into the right hand corner of the goal to get us further into the lead. Bring on round 2!
5th XI v Glasgow Academical 1s: 1-4
The 5’s had a frustrating 4-1 loss to Glasgow Accie 1’s in the cup on Saturday. The team pushed hard throughout, and we had chances in the D but sadly none were converted. A slightly frustrating match on reflection, but one that has given us a few points to work on during training!
6th XI v Cala 4s: 3-1
The 6’s had a great game against Cala 4’s. After a shakey first 10 minutes with an early goal from Cala, we really started to pick up our game. With a half time score of 1-0 we came back for the second half determined that we deserved to be infront. With great balls coming into the d throughout the game we finally started to convert in the second half, finishing on a score of 3-1
7th XI v Heriots 2s: 2-1
8th XI v Cala Ladies: 4-1
The 8’s smashed it this week winning 4-1 against CALA ladies. A full squad of 16 and rolling subs meant everyone put in full effort and enthusiasm which allowed Sasha Ansell and Liv Dower-Tyler to score some cracking goals throughout the game. Great work all round!
9th XI v Borders: 5-1
The 9s unfortunately lost 5-1 this Saturday against the Borders. Despite this unfortunate loss there was some great teamwork and skill played at the back. After most goals scored in the first half, we came back fighting however it was not enough. hard luck gals but there are lots of positives to work on for the future!
1XI v Clydesdale Western: 0-1
The 1s had a tough 1-0 loss to league leaders Clydesdale Western. After dominating the first half and not being able to finish some good opportunities in the D, Western had more of the possession in the second half and were able to capitalise on a sustained period of pressure on the Uni defence. After successfully defending four short corners, the fifth went in with a good drag flick. Uni finished strong with a short corner in the dying minutes but it just wasn’t their day with the western GK able to squirm the ball onto the post then off the end of the pitch to secure a win for them.
2XI v Haddington: 10-1
The 2s had a wonderfully rainy win of 10-1 away to Haddington, with 2 goals for Kathryn, 1 for Devlin and just the 7 from Zara…The performance was both encouraging and dominant throughout, but not without its blips. Alice Mines picked herself up a green card but all in all another good game for the 2s.
2XI v Aberdeen University: 4-0
3XI v Kinross: 2-0
The 3s won 2-0 against Kinross 1s on a ‘Friday night lights’ match. It’s was level headed for a while with the score being 0-0 at half time. The defence did very well to keep the opposition from scoring, in particular the MOM Teresa Murio Fernandez for saving 2 goals right on the goal line. The squad had very strong passing throughout the field working together in threes and it was a well deserved win for everyone!
4XI v Boroughmuir 1s: 1-1
The 4s drew with boroughmuir 1s 1-1 which was a shame as we had a lot of opportunities. Had a bit of panicky start with me having to umpire the first 15 mins. We had some great play especially from Kate Blevins who deservedly got MOM for her constant pressure on their strong players in the centre. Fantastic first game for our new team members in their first game for the fours too. Need to focus on getting the goals next time!
5XI v Borders: 1-5
The 5’s had a hard fought 5-1 loss against a very good Borders team. The opponents played a very different style hockey to ours and adapting to that defensively and in the midfield proved tough. We played a good game though, with some great play all round and some fantastic breaks up front. No confidence has been lost from this match, and every member of the team gave their all for the entirety of the game – sweaty tops, backs and hair were on point at the end.
6XI v 7XI: 1-3 (7s victory)
6s comments: The 6’s had a disappointing loss to the uni 7’s. Our confidence was rattled in the first half with a quick goal from the opponents, and an early trip to A and E for Bri Norris. With a half time score of 2-1, we came back for a much stronger second half. Possession was much more equal, and we began to play our own game, with hopes of an equaliser but our attacking balls didn’t quite make it over the goal line. The 7’s hit the back board again nearing the end of the game for a finishing score of 3-1. The score was not what we wanted, but the 7’s were stronger on the day. With an especially fresh team today, we were pleased with our improvement throughout the game. We are certainly looking forward to next semesters game, look out 7’s we’re planning a come back
7s comments: he 7s had a great game against the uni 6s today. The team came out strong from the start whistle, managing to pop in an early goal. It was tough game and both teams played well, but we managed to fight hard and keep our cool to come out on-top. Big shout out to goalie Amber who stepped in last minute and made some cracking saves! Great play from all the girls, we really came together as a team today which I think gave us this great win!
8XI v 9XI: 3-2 (8s victory)
BUCS Results 05/10/2016
2XI v Aberdeen University 1s: 4-0
Captain’s Comments: The 2s unbeaten season continued in fine form with a 4-0 win away to Aberdeen 1s. They dominated throughout and played well as a team. 2 pretty siiiick goals a piece for Sophie M and Zara M. Long may the success continue.
3XI v Glasgow University 2XI: 5-0
Captain’s Comments: 3’s had a cracker of a first BUCS match winning 5-0! Consistently strong play in all areas of the field and all the freshers fitting in nicely to the play and scoring goals! Great team effort throughout the whole game and couldn’t fault them!
Captain’s Comments: The 4s won 3-1 with an excellent team effort today. Particular highlights were a fantastic goal from Lucy Harley and an unreal save from fresher goalie Grace. Unfortunately missed out on a goal from a drag flick by Bryony but managed to maintain most possession and still finish with the win!
5XI v Stirling University 3XI: 17-0!
Captain’s Comments: The 5’s had a storming start to their first ever BUCS match, beating Stirling Uni 3’s 17-0! With a complete mix of freshers and seniors, the team gave 110% for the entirety of the game – something that the umpires commented on at the end. We were 7-0 up at half time, and the suggestion of ‘let’s aim for 15’ was met with laughs. But the girls all worked together amazingly – perfectly putting into practice what we had been working on during training. So far 10 players out of the squad have scored… We’re aiming for a full house by the end of the BUCS season!
6XI v Heriot Watt University 2s: 6-0
Results 24-25th September 2016
1XI v Western Wildcats: 1-1
Captain’s Comments: The 1s travelled to Auchenhowie to play Western Wildcats yesterday. Both teams had chances in the first half but the score remained 0-0 at halftime. Wildcats scored from a penalty corner mid way through the second half leaving the girls searching for an equaliser! Sam managed to secure the equaliser with a fierce strike at an overtime penalty corner. Final score: 1-1
2XI v Cala 2s : 7-0
Captain’s Comments: The 2s won 7-0 against Cala 2s in their first league game of the season with a wonderful first half performance from all involved and DOD Katie Devlin putting a grand total of 1 out of 18 shots on target. Goals were spread throughout the team, with special mention to Kathryn for bagging her first two goals for the 2s.
3XI v Aberdeen University: 0-1
Captain’s Comments: The 3s unfortunately lost to Aberdeen University 1s 1-0. The score however doesn’t reflect the game and the 3s played exceptionally well for their first match back with majority of the possession. A big well done to the girls, who with only 1 reserve worked their socks off!
4XI v Liberton Ladies 1s: 3-0
Captain’s Comments: The 4s won 3-0 to Liberton Ladies. First half they dominated possession and had a fantastic flick scored by Kirsty Ross Stewart to put them ahead. They worked well as team considering they had such a mix of players from all teams playing, so a great start to the season!
5XI v Boroughmuir: 0-0
Captain’s Comments: The 5s drew 0-0 against Boroughmuir, which on reflection is a frustrating result considering they dominated possession. However, it was an amazing first match together and after promotion this season, the team worked incredibly well together. Special shoutout to Heather Holloway for assuming raj of the team
6XI v Inverleith 2s: 0-11
Captain’s comments: The 6s had an eye opening game with an unnerving loss of 11-0 against Inverleith 2s. After a bonding half time, they got their act together and began to play as a team, only conceeding 2 goals and began to match Inverleith’s possession. Shout out to our goalie Lizzie who quite literally took the hit for us.
7XI v Wit 2s : 3-0
Captain’s comments: A great result and very promising to see the team play so well together this early in the season. New freshers got stuck in and showed a lot of promise. A great confidence booster for the 7s and spirits are very high!
8XI v Boroughmuir Ladies 2s: 4-0
Captain’s comments: 8s dominated their first game as a mixed fresher-senior team, winning 4-0 against Boroughmuir Ladies 2’s. Special shoutout to Kirsty Fairhurst for an amazing deflection which scored the second goal. Well done gals!
9XI v Borders : 0-5
University of Edinburgh Sport & Exercise to sponsor EUWHC!!
Edinburgh University Women’s Hockey Club (EUWHC) is pleased to announce that University of Edinburgh Sport & Exercise as its new principal sponsor.
The four-year deal will enable the team to play, train and perform to the highest standards as they prepare for the 2016 EuroHockey Championships.
Head Coach, Sam Judge, said, “This sponsorship will help the girls greatly. It allows the XI1s to train at higher intensity in the gym, improving their fitness and performance to a standard that is crucial for Europe. It will be good to further the development for the XI1s which will enable them to play at higher level, home and abroad.”
The contract was signed by Club Captain Madeleine Smith and Director of Sport & Exercise Jim Aitken on Tuesday 24 November at Peffermill Playing Fields. Smith said: “I am delighted that Sport & Exercise have agreed a four-year sponsorship deal with EUWHC. It is crucial for the Club’s long term development that we partner with like-minded and supportive companies and Sport and Exercise embody the play, train, perform mentality that the Club prides itself on.”
Aitken said: “University Sport & Exercise is delighted to become principal sponsor of EUWHC and to build on our existing strong relationship and the support we provide to the coaching and the Team Performance Programme. We already share the same values and ambition, and our enhanced relationship will now open up new, mutually beneficial and ground-breaking opportunities for us both to ‘Play.Train.Perform’ at even higher levels over the next four years.”
EUWHC has an outstanding sporting record, having won the BUCS Trophy for the past three years and competing in both the BUCS Premier North League and Scottish Premier Division I. Our players have also been Scottish Cup Champions in 2014 and Scottish National League 1 Champions in 2015. With this support from Sport & Exercise, we are in an excellent position to build on this success over the next few years. EUWHC is comprised of 9 teams in total and this sponsorship package ensures that all our players will have the resources to compete at the highest level in their various championships and leagues.
Upcoming Matches the we know you want to come and support!
2s Vs Dundee 1s 1s 17:15
1s Vs Birmingham 1s 14:15
3s Vs Stirling 1s 15:30
4s Vs Dundee 2s 14:00
1s Vs Kelburne 1s 14:30
2s Vs Strathclyde 1s 14:30
3s Vs Grove 2s 16:00
5s Vs Eskvale 1s 11:30
6s Vs ESMs 3s 17:30
4s Vs Cala 3s 13:00
7s Vs Kelso 2s 12:15
8s Vs Inveralmond 14:30
9s Vs Linlithgow 2s 12:15
5th October 2015
EUWHC Blood Drive:
EUWHC are asking girls to donate their blood in a blood drive, which will run between the 2nd and 9th of November. It is our aim to get as many girls as possible donating to this worthwhile cause. We are working with Scottish National Blood and will also be giving the opportunity for girls to become bone marrow donors for the charity Anthony Nolan.
Following on from mass enthusiasm from the girls we are expecting a great turn out and we know how greatly appreciated any donation would be. Here is a link to their website for anyone interested in donating their blood too: http://www.scotblood.co.uk/
19th September 2015
Edinburgh vs Cambridge:
Edinburgh are playing host to Cambridge University Hockey Club on Wednesday 23rd September. Come down to Peffermill to witness a great afternoon of high quality hockey.
Pass back is 3:30pm with our Mens 1XI and Womens 2XI in action. To add to the excitement, the bar at Peffermill will be open for business so you can cheer on your boys and gals and have a wee catch up!
As ever we will be heading to Malones, so come along and show some support for the home team!
For more information take a look at our Facebook event: EUHC vs CUHC – Edinburgh vs Cambridge
18th September 2015
Fresher Trials Day:
The day started bright and early for the hopeful freshers, making their way down to Peffermill for the 9am start. The 150 strong crowd was registered in a record shattering 20 minuets and it was straight into some basic drills run by our season’s coaches. The captains watched on excitedly, eager to see what talent was to offer.
The day proved to be a huge success with some really promising freshers being selected to join EUWHC.
The day ended with a great first social in Malones; “Greet and meet the freshers”.
17th September 2015
Club Reunion Day:
What a day for EUWHC to get back to hockey! The seniors from our teams came down to reunite at Peffermill, our favourite stomping ground to get back into the swing of things.
A pre-season training session was followed by some friendly mini-matches. A perfect way to start the season.
16th September 2015
Summary of EUWHC’s Summer:
Edinburgh University Women’s Hockey finished the season on a real high with EUWHC 1s winning the National Champions Trophy; however the excitement didn’t end there for some of our ladies. There were several huge achievements this summer, including Sarah Robertson getting her first cap for GB. The Euro Hockey Championships saw both current Uni players and Alumni players Becky Merchant, Nicki Cochrane (Coco), Louise Campbell (Squidge), Nikki Kidd, Sarah Robertson and Amy Brodie head down to London to compete for Scottish Hockey.
Scotland entered the competition as the only side not the have played an Olympic qualifier prior to it, but they settled in and won some great matches. They held their own against Poland with a 2-0 win, finishing 6th in the competition and successfully retained their A Division Status. There was some superb play throughout the summer and some outstanding achievements with the amazing Becky Merchant reaching her 100th cap for Scotland in the match against Italy where they won 3-1 with Becky scoring. According to her it was “a pretty good day”. Along with all her other achievements, she’s been playing striker instead of her usual defence and was said to have scored the best goal ever by a women playing for Scotland.
Becky merchant: “It was great to be part of a Scotland team with a really strong Uni representation! The support we have all received from the Uni, in particular from Sam judge our coach, Jim Aitken, everyone in the Sports Union and hockey club, has been amazing”
Other than the Euros, the girls have had some other fantastic results, beating Germany 4-3 in Hamburg with Becky Merchant scoring twice and Nikki Kidd scoring once, and also beating Spain 3-1 in Madrid with goals from both Nikki and Becky.
Sarah Robertson is now returning to play for GB but next season will be looking to play BUCS when possible for the University.
The talent doesn’t end there. There’s strong Uni representation in the Under 21s squad, which includes Clare Hill, Susan Graham, Waverley miller, Ali Eadie and Katie Hibbert. The U21s had games against England early in the summer. Ellie Hutcheson was also representing in the Scotland U18 team for the Europeans in Santander.
It would be an understatement to say we were proud of our girls; it’s been a so exciting see them all playing this summer with such success!
Sarah Robertson: “Hopefully the Edinburgh university girls can carry on their performances in to the season with the Uni.”
After what can only be described as an amazing summer of Scottish hockey, EUWHC are anxious to get back down to their home at Peffermill to see what the season has to offer.
The new committee is working hard to ensure that all is ready for the start of the new season. We are excited for the new intake this year, with fresher trials on the 18th at 9am down at Peffermill and the Sport Fair on the 16th and 17th to meet everyone. We have the addition of the 9th team this year, which we hope will help the club grow further and will allow us to have an even higher intake than ever. We are eager to see what this year brings as every year we discover more and more talent!
The club can’t wait for the season to get up and running and have their first Club Day of the year with the Club Reunion on the 17th, getting our girls back down to Peffermill for some pre-season fun. Our first social follows on the 18th, a great way to get back into the swing of things and meet the new freshers.
The season ahead is looking promising already, and with the success of our Scottish ladies, we hope that the club will be inspired to strive for even more wins this year!
2014-2015 Historic News:
EUWHC picks up prizes at Scottish Hockey Awards!
Well done to Sam Judge, our 1st XI player coach, who won Coach of the Year 2014 – Women’s Team, and to Sarah Robertson who won Women’s Young Player of the Year 2014!
See the full write up at http://www.scottish-hockey.org.uk/2014/december-2014/scottish-hockey-2014-award-winners-.aspx
Sam Judge: Sarah Robertson:
EUWHC gets the double – Scottish Cup & Scottish Plate Champions!
Edinburgh Brings it Home!
It’s of NO surprise to us to announce that EUWHC’s 1s WON THE SCOTTISH CUP FINAL 4-1 v Clydesdale Western.
The 2s WON THE SCOTTISH PLATE FINAL 3-0 vs Granite City Ladies.
We are so proud of the girls despite all having exams – their fitness and coaching sessions has certainly paid off! Full match report coverage can be found at: http://www.scottish-hockey.org.uk/2014/may-2014/scottish-cup-plate-finals-round-up.aspx. It appears winners really DO wear white!