looking to get fit but still want to have fun?
look no further, we do both. We have a women's team in Yorkshire
5th September 7-8pm at Horsforth School.
Home games and training will be
at Horsforth School. Training will be held Monday evenings,
7-8pm. Players take responsibility for their own fitness,
though we do have some fitness sessions prior to the start
of the season.
The club was formed in 1952
by the old scholars of Prince Henry's Grammar School, Otley
and thereafter the team was called Otliensians. (Only old
scholars were invited to join the team in the early years).
Initially friendly games were played on grass pitches at the
school on Farnley Lane, Otley. In later years the team played
on grass pitches on fields by the river in Otley Park. When
all-weather pitches became more popular we played for a few
seasons at Holt Park before moving to Ben Rhydding Astro Turf
about 12 years ago. The teams colours have always been navy,
royal blue and white although in the early years the shirts
were white, skirts navy and socks striped as they are now.
The Isle of Man Tour started in 1982 and was instigated by
the players from the Bedale Hockey Club. Whilst playing them
one Saturday they mentionedthey had toured the Isle of Man
and what a good time they had and it just stemmed from there.
The first tour was quite memorable in that the first night
we hardly drank anything, went to bed early, and complained
about the noise coming from the bar downstairs. Stating quite
seriously that we needed our sleep as we were playing hockey
early next morning. This frame of mind lasted until the next
night when we really got into the swing of things and realised
that touring meant drinking plenty, getting hardly any sleep
and still playing hockey early next morning.
We have close links with Old
Oltiensians Rugby Club based at Chaffers Field, Otley,
who we join for many social events. Otliensians hockey club
has two ladies teams, and although we play hockey competitively,
above all Otliensians is about having fun doing it, on and
off the pitch.
Fixtures & Results
information on fixtures and results can be found on the Yorkshire
Hockey association website at www.yorkshireha.org.uk.