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HOCKEY IN SCOTLAND
1891 First recorded men’s hockey matches between Fettes College and Loretto School
1891-1900 Oldest existing Clubs - Western (men) and Edinburgh Ladies - both founded 1898.
1900 Formation the Scottish Women’s Hockey Association (SWHA) and the Scottish Hockey Association (SHA)
1902 First international matches versus England, Wales and Ireland
1908 Scotland men enter first Olympic Hockey Tournament
1924 Formation of International Hockey Federation (FIH) - four Home Countries men’s Associations decline to join.
1925 Col. Bruce Turnbull, whilst serving in the British Indian Army, becomes the first President of the Indian Hockey Federation
1927 SWHA became a Founder Member of IFWHA
1939 First travel abroad of Scottish men’s team to Netherlands in Amsterdam (lost 4-0).
1948 Great Britain Hockey Board formed by HA (England), SHA and WHA in order to select a GB men’s team for London Olympic Tournament – 5 Scots play
1949 Formation of Women’s Hockey Board of Great Britain and Ireland.
1955 First Schoolboys international match in British Isles - Ireland v Scotland in Dublin Scotland men play 1st match against Belgium on Hawick RFC ground and win 2-1 Scotland men play first match v France, Paris, match televised, Scots lose 2-0
1961 Scotland women play West Germany in West Berlin in the 1936 Olympic Stadium. Scots lose 0-5 – “The Wall” newly erected. Scotland men pay first visit to Belgium. Lose 2-0 in Brussels
1962 Scotland men pay first visit to Germany (West). Lose 2-1 in Duisburg
1968 IFWHA set up Women’s International Hockey Rules Board, with Kate Weatherhead of SWHA as Chairman
1969 SHA and HA (England) meet to discuss and agree to request affiliation to FIH. Formation of European Hockey Federation (EHF)
1970 SHA affiliated to FIH, together with England.
1971 First Schoolgirls’ international - Wales v Scotland at Llandudno, draw Eileen Hyndman, SWHA, elected President of IFWHA
1972 The men’s Associations of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, ceased to be represented as of right on the HRB. E. Wall, previously SHA representative since 1969, appointed to HRB
1973 Scotland men entered 1st European Nations Indoor Cup
1974 1st European Indoor Nations Cup Finals, held in West Berlin Scotland men finished 7th / 21 in 2nd European Nations Cup held in Madrid.
1975 Officials of IFWHA and FIH meet in Edinburgh, to discuss moves towards the integration of the two international organisations. The meeting agreed that there should be one Hockey Rules Board to control the Rules of the Game for both men and women.
1977 Scotland men qualify for European U21 finals for 1st time, Folkestone
1978 Edinburgh Ladies first Scottish club to enter European Women’s Club Championship Scotland men play in the 3rd European Nations Cup played at Hanover At the 1st Champions Trophy in Lahore, Chris Sutherland and Billy McLean win Bronze medals with GB Scotland women play first international match on artificial grass at Limburg, Germany
1979 1st Glenfiddich Invitation Indoor Hockey Tournament held in Glasgow, played annually, until 1994, and was the best-known indoor tournament world-wide. BBC
1980 First joint Hockey Rules Board, E Wall appointed and elected to FIH Council (first SHA appointment)
1981 Scotland women enter, for the first time, the 3rd European Nations Indoor Cup
1982 Scotland men win Silver medals at the 1st European U21 Nations Indoor Cup, held in Vienna
1983 Scotland women participated in the women’s World Cup Tournament, jointly sponsored by IFWHA and FIH, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Scotland took eighth place in this, the final event held under the auspices of the IFWHA FIH and IFWHA merge into one Federation, the FIH, for all hockey. Eileen
1984 One Scottish player, Veryan Pappin (RAF) in GB Bronze medal team at Los Angeles,Olympics Scotland women entered 1st European Women’s Nations Cup held at Lille Award by FIH jointly to the SWHA and SHA of Pablo Negre Trophy for outstanding services to hockey SWHA affiliate to FIH, following merger of IFWHA with FIH
1988 One Scottish player (GK - Veryan Pappin) in GB Gold medal men’s team in Seoul Olympics. Four Scots in first GB Women’s Olympic team in Seoul Olympics which finishes 4th
1989 Merger of SWHA and SHA as Scottish Hockey Union President - Wendy McLean, Chairman - Alistair Gray. Evlyn Raistrick appointed to HRB, Ernest Wall re-appointed
1991 SHU stage 1st World Invitation Men’s Indoor Tournament at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow - winners Australia.
1992 Great Britain win Bronze medals in Barcelona Olympics, with Scotland supplying three players ~ Susan Fraser, Alison Ramsay and Wendy Fraser – with Scottish coach Dennis Hay Jean Robertson - first Scottish umpire to receive FIH Gold Whistle
1993 First appearance of Scotland senior men, outwith Europe - World Cup Qualifier playoff in Cairo, Egypt, against Malaysia Alistair Gray elected to Executive of European Hockey Federation ~ re-elected 1997, also Chairman EHF Development Committee (retired as Chairman 1998)
1996 Craig Madden awarded FIH Golden Whistle for umpiring 100 international matches
1997 Scotland host, in Glasgow, 1st World Inter-Cities Indoor Championship (men) won by Madrid.
1998 Janice McDonald umpired her 100th international match during the 13th Asian Games
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