Friends of Western
Welcome to the Friends of Western section of the Western
Wildcats Hockey Club website
What is or are “Friends of Western”?
It had been felt for some time that players, after having enjoyed a long and successful playing
career at the club, tend to drift away. Following a mailshot in early 2005, we have so far
recruited over 65 people who have welcomed the opportunity to make contact with old friends
and be kept informed of club news and developments.
The aim is to cater for anyone with an interest in Western Hockey club – past members, players
currently not playing (e.g. away at university) and parents of junior and senior members etc.
In addition we aim to enable Friends to play a part in continuing the phenomenal success that
WHC has achieved over one hundred years in Scotland and more recently in Europe.
Our Membership comprises mainly ex-players whose playing days date back to the 1950s
(and beyond!), and some who have recently left. But there are also parents of current players,
and one or two others who, with no previous interest, just got interested in the club.
We have to stress that Friends are not necessarily synonymous with Veterans, although it
must be admitted that most of the membership are pushing on a bit. We want to encourage younger
members, especially recent departees. If you know the current address of anyone in this
category, please let us know, and encourage them to join. Nor is our primary function to raise
funds for the hockey club.
How do I Join?
Contact Angus Scott by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org; by phone on 0141 339 7994, or by post at:
Flat 2/1, 10 Beaconsfield Road, Glasgow G12 0PW.
The annual subscription is £10 per annum, preferably paid by standing order, and the appropriate forms will be sent out on request. Members have access to the club website - www.westernwildcats.co.uk for up-to-date news, information re fixtures and results etc. A Friends of Western newsletter is sent out every few months summarising recent team performances and keeping the membership abreast of developments at the club.
Friends of Western are always made welcome at the annual club dinner (June) and Christmas function.
The current committee comprises Angus Scott, Gordon Mackenzie, Graeme Kenny and Roger Jamieson. Graeme deals with financial matters. General enquiries should be addressed to Gus.
Other Potential Members
Please let us know if there are others who you think might be interested in keeping in contact.