HOCKEY is back in Helensburgh and last weekend saw the first competitive match held in the town this year.

For most players of the sport it has been more than 12 months since they last enjoyed a taste of the action, despite the fact that Helensburgh Hockey Club have been back training for a couple of months.

But with the lifting of restrictions earlier in May meaning social distancing is no longer required on the pitch, the first game in 247 days was held at Hermitage Academy on Saturday.

The friendly between Helensburgh and Loch Lomond Hockey Club brought good numbers out in attendance from both sides, and everyone involved was just delighted to get back to playing some competitive hockey.

The game did give the opportunity for Helensburgh to finally wear their new strips, ordered almost a year ago, featuring the club’s main sponsor, RB Steel. The club would like to offer huge thanks to James Steel for his continued sponsorship and support.

Further games are planned over the summer and Helensburgh Hockey Club continue to train in the hope that the season will start as normal in September.

If you’re interested in joining, junior sessions run on Monday evenings at Hermitage Academy, for ages six to 18, and adult training takes place on Wednesday evenings, also at Hermitage Academy. New members are welcome; find the club on Facebook, or email

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