next month’s Richard Docherty Indoor Hockey Tournament has been hit by the loss of teams from both the men’s and women’s event.
Defending champions Grossflottbeker GTHC of Hamburg, Germany, have been forced to withdraw from the men’s event due to domestic commitments. Grange Ladies have been replaced by Richard’s Belles.
The event is at Napier University from January 4-6 and Graham Stuart, for the organising committee, said: “Tickets for the event are selling well but we still have availability for all sessions.”
Grange Hockey Club assistant coach David Knipe has stepped in to build a team to replace Grossflottbeker which includes 2004 Olympian Graham Dunlop, Scottish indoor internationalist Gary Cameron, Scottish cap Cammy Fraser and former Scotland men’s captain Mike Leonard.
Richard’s Belles include Scottish Olympians Janet Jack from the Borders, Pauline Stott from Tayside, Rhona Simpson from Glasgow and Scottish goalkeeper Tracey Menzies.