Scotland men's national field hockey team

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CoachDerek Forsyth
Captain Chris Grassick
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The Scotland men's national field hockey team represents Scotland in international field hockey competitions, with the exception of the Olympic Games when Scottish players are eligible to play for the Great Britain men's national field hockey team. Prior to the formation of the Great Britain team in 1920, Scotland competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, sharing the bronze medal with Wales. [1]

Scotland country in Northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain, with a border with England to the southeast, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

Field hockey team sport version of hockey played on grass or turf with sticks and a round ball

Field hockey, known in most countries just as hockey, is a team game of the hockey family. The earliest origins of the game date back to the Middle Ages in England, Scotland, France and the Netherlands. The game can be played on grass, water turf, artificial turf or synthetic field as well as an indoor board surface. Each team plays with eleven players, including the goalie. Players use sticks made out of wood, carbon fibre, fibre glass or a combination of carbon fibre and fibre glass in different quantities to hit a round, hard, plastic ball. The length of the stick depends on the player's individual height. Only one face of the stick is allowed to be used. Goalies often have a different kind of stick, however they can also use an ordinary field hockey stick. The specific goal-keeping sticks have another curve at the end of the stick, this is to give them more surface area to save the ball. The uniform consists of shin guards, shoes, shorts, a mouth guard and a jersey. Today, the game is played globally, with particular popularity throughout Western Europe, South Asia, Southern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and parts of the United States. Known simply as "hockey" in many territories, the term "field hockey" is used primarily in Canada and the United States where ice hockey is more popular. In Sweden the term "landhockey" is used and to some degree also in Norway where it is governed by Norway's Bandy Association.

Field hockey at the Summer Olympics

Field hockey, was introduced at the Olympic Games as a men's competition at the 1908 Games in London, with six teams, including four from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Tournament history

Summer Olympics

Hockey World Cup

Commonwealth Games

The Men's field hockey event for the 2010 Commonwealth Games was held at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium from 4–14 October 2010. The Gold medal was won by Australia, who won their fourth consecutive Commonwealth title, thrashing India 8–0 in the final. New Zealand beat England 5–3 on penalty strokes to snatch bronze.

The men's field hockey event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games was held at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre from 25 July to 3 August 2014. Australia defeated India in the final to take their fifth consecutive gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, whilst England defeated New Zealand on penalties in the bronze medal match.

The men's field hockey event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games was held at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre from 5 to 14 April 2018. Australia won the gold medal after defeating New Zealand 2–0 in the final, continuing their dominance in the event with a sixth consecutive gold medal, having won the men's tournament every time it has been held.

FIH Hockey World League

The 2012–13 Men's FIH Hockey World League was the inaugural season of the men's field hockey series. The tournament started in August 2012 in Prague, Czech Republic and finished in January 2014 in New Delhi, India.

The 2014–15 Men's FIH Hockey World League was the second edition of the men's field hockey series. The tournament started in July 2014 in Sveti Ivan Zelina, Croatia and finished in December 2015 in Raipur, India.

The 2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League was the third and last edition of the men's field hockey series. The tournament started in April 2016 in Singapore and finished in December 2017 in Bhubaneswar, India.

EuroHockey Nations Championship

The 2005 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship was the tenth edition of the EuroHockey Nations Championship, the biennial international men's field hockey championship of Europe organized by the EHF. It was held on the complex of hockey club ATV Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany from August 28 to September 4, 2005.

The 2007 EuroHockey Nations Trophy for men is the second tier of the EuroHockey Nations Championships. It was held in Lisbon, Portugal from September 9 to September 16, 2007. Whilst both Austria and Poland were promoted to the Championship in 2009, Poland defeated Austria to win the title. Poland, Austria and Switzerland qualified from this event to the WorldHockey Olympic Qualifier Tournaments in 2008.

The 2019 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship will be the 17th edition of the EuroHockey Nations Championship, the biennial international men's field hockey championship of Europe organised by the EHF.

EuroHockey Nations Indoor Championship

Players

Current squad

These are the 18 players selected for the Gold Coast XXI Commonwealth Games in Australia, 6th to 14th April 2018. [2] [3]

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Flag of Scotland.svg Tommy Alexander (1989-09-11) 11 September 1989 (age 29)0 Flag of Germany.svg UHC Hamburg
311 GK Flag of Scotland.svg Steven McIlravey (1995-07-15) 15 July 1995 (age 23)0 Flag of Scotland.svg Grove Menzieshill

32 DF Flag of Scotland.svg Callum Duke (1990-07-05) 5 July 1990 (age 28) Flag of Scotland.svg Hillhead
42 DF Flag of Scotland.svg David Forsyth (1989-02-26) 26 February 1989 (age 29) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Qui Vive
92 DF Flag of Scotland.svg Russell Anderson (1984-12-05) 5 December 1984 (age 34) Flag of England.svg Cannock
142 DF Flag of Scotland.svg William Marshall (1985-09-26) 26 September 1985 (age 33) Flag of England.svg Surbiton
212 DF Flag of Scotland.svg Jamie Wong (1995-11-03) 3 November 1995 (age 23) Flag of the Netherlands.svg HC Klein Zwitserland

53 MF Flag of Scotland.svg Michael Bremner (1992-03-22) 22 March 1992 (age 26) Flag of Germany.svg UHC Hamburg
63 MF Flag of Scotland.svg Nick Parkes (1990-02-11) 11 February 1990 (age 28) Flag of England.svg Surbiton
83 MF Flag of Scotland.svg Chris Grassick (captain) (1990-11-03) 3 November 1990 (age 28) Flag of England.svg Surbiton
103 MF Flag of Scotland.svg Gordon McIntyre (1989-11-15) 15 November 1989 (age 29) Flag of England.svg Wimbledon
123 MF Flag of Scotland.svg Cammy Fraser (1988-08-20) 20 August 1988 (age 30) Flag of Scotland.svg Grange
233 MF Flag of Scotland.svg Gavin Byers (1988-12-23) 23 December 1988 (age 30) Flag of Scotland.svg Grove Menzieshill
263 MF Flag of Scotland.svg Duncan Riddell (1993-09-26) 26 September 1993 (age 25) Flag of Scotland.svg Grange

24 FW Flag of Scotland.svg Rob Harwood (1997-07-15) 15 July 1997 (age 21) Flag of Scotland.svg Western Wildcats
74 FW Flag of Scotland.svg Alan Forsyth (1992-04-05) 5 April 1992 (age 26) Flag of England.svg Surbiton
114 FW Flag of Scotland.svg Lee Morton (1995-05-23) 23 May 1995 (age 23) Flag of England.svg Reading
134 FW Flag of Scotland.svg Kenny Bain (1990-03-16) 16 March 1990 (age 28) Flag of the Netherlands.svg THC Hurley

Notable former players

See also

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References

  1. "Scottish Hockey Association" . Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  2. https://www.scottish-hockey.org.uk/gold-coast-2018-hockey-squads-announced/
  3. https://www.scottish-hockey.org.uk/scotland-mens-squad-gold-coast-goalkeeper-change/