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Gordonians Hockey Club

Gordonians Hockey Club was formed in 1911 to provide former pupils of Robert Gordon's College with the opportunity to continue playing hockey after their school years. Although it was initially only for former pupils, the club has adopted an open membership policy since the 1970s. To reflect RGC becoming co-educational the club merged with Merlins HC in 2001 to provide a club for all former pupils - male and female. We continue to enjoy a strong relationship with the College and benefit from the use of the excellent hockey facilties at Countesswells with two astroturf pitches - one water-based and one sand-dressed. Gordonians played in friendly matches until the North District Leagues were formed in the 1960s. The 1st XI was invited to join the newly formed National Leagues in 1976, and progressed to Division 1 in 1980 where we competed until 2009 - which is a record 29 consecutive seasons in the top flight of Scottish hockey. During that time our men were runners-up to the Champions twice, won the Scottish Cup 4 times, and represented Scotland in Europe 5 times. Our Men's 1st team now play in Men's National League 2 and our Men's 2nd, 3rd, and 4th teams compete in the two North District Leagues. Our Ladies teams play as Merlins Gordonians. We won the Scottish Districts Cup in 2005 and elected to accept promotion from the North District League to National League 3 in 2005/06. Our Ladies 1st team have won promotion as NL3 Champions twice since then, and became NL2 Champions in 2018/19 so they now play in the Women's Premiership. Our Ladies 2nds and 3rds play in the District Leagues. The Club has been running a very successful Youth Coaching programme for 25 years with over 200 boys and girls from age 8 to 17 attending weekly coaching sessions. Youth players from Gordonians are regularly selected for District and National youth squads. Our coaching sessions (excluding school holiday weeks) are: Copper Squad (P2-P3) Tuesdays 5.45-7.00 Bronze Squad (P4-P5) Tuesdays 5.45-7.00 Silver Squad (P6-P7) Wednesdays 5.45-7.00 Gold Squad (S1-S2) Mondays 5.45-7.00 Any parent interested in their child joining these sessions should first contact the club's Youth Administrator by emailing: admin@gordonianshockey.com

Gordonians Hockey Club 90 Cromwell Road Aberdeen
AB15 4UB
Contact: John Mowat
Tel: email: admin@gordonianshockey.com
Main Playing Venue
Robert Gordons's College Playing Fields Counteswells Road Aberdeen Aberdeen City AB15 8AR
Main Training Venue
Robert Gordon's College Playing Fields Counteswells Road Aberdeen Aberdeen City AB15 8AR