Bringing hockey back to central Fife

Carnegie hockey players at the try-out of the new hockey facilities at the Michael Woods Sports Centre

Carnegie hockey players at the try-out of the new hockey facilities at the Michael Woods Sports Centre

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HOCKEY is making a comeback in central Fife after an absence of 14 years.

After testing out the new top-class synthetic pitch at the Michael Woods Sports Centre on Saturday, Dunfermline Carnegie Hockey Club is planning a development programme aimed at sparking a revival of the Olympic sport in the area.

In the coming weeks the club will be announcing opportunities for youths and adults, both male and female, and whether new to the game or with past experience, to join them at the newly-refurbished centre to take part in the fast-paced and skilful game.

Dunfermline Carnegie are viewed as the premier hockey club in Fife and one of Scotland’s largest with over 200 members and teams from under 10 through to veterans offering opportunities to play from ages five through to 60 plus.

The level of play offered varies from social fun games right through to top level National League games.

Club development officer, Gordon Johnston, said: “It is now over 14 years since the last team in central Fife, Kirkcaldy HC, played locally and we are determined to put hockey back on the map in the area.

“There is a long past history during the 20th century of hockey within the area and there is still today a few current senior Scottish Internationalists including one recent Great Britain player who were introduced to the sport as youths in Central Fife.”

A full programme of events will commence during August with dates announced shortly. For more details contact getinvolved@carnegiehockey.co.uk or visit the website www.carnegiehockey.co.uk.