Harris Academy FP Hockey Club News pages

06 Feb 2018 : Hockey Umpire Course Sunday 25th February 2018

Umpire Level 1 Course

Date: 25th of February

Venue: University of St Andrews Sports Centre

Capacity: 14 – 16 maximum

Cost: £25

Price to include: Whistle, Cards, Wrist watch and Scottish Hockey Umpire t-shirt

Programme for Day

Arrive                09:45

Course             10:00 – 16:00

On pitch            12:00 – 13:30

The course will provide a C badge umpire qualification. Participants need to bring along the online test which is available on the Scottish Hockey website.

To sign up please e-mail Brian Moore on bpmoore47@hotmail.com


To access the online test

go to the Scottish Hockey website and register.

click Participation in the top menu

go to Umpiring and Officiating

select beginner

then complete online rules test

select umpire

and finally scroll down to rules of hockey


As well as player development pathways there are opportunities to umpire at local, national and international level and this course provides a starting point. It is also an opportunity to become more familiar with the rules of the game.

If you have any questions or need any more information please contact Dave Martin  harrishawks.hockey@gmail.com



18 Jan 2018 : Harris Academy S2 Season 1967-68

Former player Duncan Taylor was clearing out recently and came across his diary of season 1967/68 for the Harris Academy S2 hockey team. The results teams and other information about the games can be found in the history section tab on the left of the home page.


03 Jan 2018 : Silver Club Award for Harris

Scottish Hockey Club Accreditation Update

Scottish Hockey’s Club Accreditation Programme, sponsored by Arthur J Gallacher, now sits at a total of 24 clubs across Scotland. We are delighted to announce that the following clubs have achieved Gold and Silver status during the September Accreditation intake:


Uddingston Hockey Club


Harris Academy FP Hockey Club

Falkirk & Linthithgow Hockey Club

Irvine Ladies Hockey Club



These clubs have worked tirelessly to fulfil all the required of Gold and Silver Level Accreditation, including our new coach PVG guidelines and coach education criteria. The clubs have developed their governance and implemented new processes across their club environments.

The Accreditation Programme has been developed to formalise the work that clubs may already do and ensures that the clubs have a clear vision for the future along with ensuring succession planning, workforce planning and strong governance are to the fore. The programme also ensures that clubs are safe, well organised and efficient with a focus on membership growth and retention.

The clubs will now be able to access all of the benefits that the programme offers. Well done to all the volunteers involved in the completing the accreditation process on behalf of their clubs.

Katie Brown, Scottish Hockey’s West Regional Development Manager (RDM), said:

“By working through the accreditation process Uddingston has put clear structures, policies and procedures in place that have improved the club significantly, and will benefit and support its growth in the coming years. As the West RDM I am delighted that Uddingston have been awarded this accolade and it is a testament to the efforts, enthusiasm and hard work of all the volunteers involved with the club.”

Dave Martin, Harris FP Hockey Club said:

“Over the last six years Harris Academy FP Hockey Club has placed a big emphasis on developing hockey at youth level. The Silver Club accreditation scheme has been a great help in providing a structure for setting up all the necessary policies and posts of responsibility required to make this a success. Being awarded Silver Club status is a reward for the hard work put in by the club committee, coaches, players and parents.”


29 Aug 2016 : DJ Martin & Co Sponsorship 2017-18
DJ Martin &Co Chartered Accountants will be sponsoring Harris Academy FP youth and senior teams for season 2017-18. This is the 6th year in a row that the local firm has provided sponsorship and it will ensure that the club maintains and builds on their current youth development programme.