Bronze medal for Inverleith at EuroHockey Indoor Club Challenge 1

A strong performance from our Men’s 1s saw them finish third in the third tier of European Hockey Federation indoor club competition.
The Men’s 1s travelled to Puconci, Slovenia, for the EuroHockey Indoor Club Challenge. Where they competed against HC 1972 Rakovnik (Czech Republic), Casa Pia Atletico Clube (Portugal), KPH Raca (Slovakia), HK Triglav Predanovci (Slovenia) and HC Rotweiss Wettingen (Switzerland).

The Men started their EuroHockey Club Challenge campaign with games against HC 1972 Rakovnik and Casa Pia Atletico Clube.

After a difficult game against HC 1972 Rakovnik, losing 7-2, the boys rallied to beat a good Casa Pia side 5-3 with an outstanding performance.

The following day they continued their tournament against KPH Raca and HK Triglav Predanovci. After dispatching KPH Raca 5-4 the team recorded the club’s biggest ever scoreline in an indoor European competition, defeating the hosts by 10, with a clean sheet. An emphatic day in Europe for Purple. The final day saw the team play eventual tournament winners HC Rotweiss Wettingen, losing 6-1 to the high performing Swiss side.


1. HC Rotweiss Wettingen (Switzerland)
2. HC 1972 Rakovnik (Czech Republic)
3. Inverleith
5. KPH Raca (Slovakia)
6. HK Triglav Predanovci (Slovenia).

Head Coach Stuart Neave reflects on the tournament:

“Now that we are home, I would like to thank all those who made it possible for Inverleith HC to compete in the Euro Indoor Club Championship 1 – Puconci, Slovenia this year.

A huge thanks to the players for all their efforts in circumstances which made preparation less than ideal.  To the management team for their unending support and to the individuals and organisations who provided financial support, including East District Hockey and Scottish Hockey, thereby reducing the financial burden on the club.

Additionally, the cooperation of Edinburgh University Mens Hockey Club (moving university fixture time to accommodate) and Perthshire Hockey Club (giving us some of their training time) helped with our preparation.

Cooperation and commitment are key elements for teams being able to compete successfully in Europe, so thank you all. I am very proud of all of the players for their efforts and attitude – bring on the 2022/23 season!”


  1. Greg Mackenzie (GK)
  2. Callum Fernandes (GK)
  3. Alex Wilson
  4. Sean Stewart (C)
  5. Stuart Hatton
  6. John Stephen
  7. Ollie Wilson
  8. Aedan McCrossan
  9. Keir Robb
  10. Kyle Taylor
  11. Derek Salmond
  12. Patrick Christie

Management Team:

Head Coach: Stuart Neave

Assistant Coach: Neil Mitchell

Manager: Neil Wilson

Video Analysts: Paul Taylor and Thomas Barton

Physio: Ross Mayberry

More news

Chris Duncan confirmed as Head Coach for Scotland women

We are thrilled to be able to say that Chris Duncan, our Men's 1st Team Head Coach and Technical Director, has been appointed as the Head Coach of Scotland senior women on a three-year contract. He begun the post on January 1st, continuing on from the good work done as interim head coach of the [...]

Purple Representing | Scotland Senior Indoor

Purple players and coaches help Scotland win senior international indoor series vs Ireland. Just before the New Year, Scotland Senior Women edged Ireland 2-1 in a women’s indoor mini-series and the Senior Men beat Ireland 3-0 in their three-game series. Seven current Inverleith Men's indoor players represented Scotland Men, with the side coached by our [...]

Inverleith Hockey Club Annual AGM Sunday 15th August 2021

Dear Members, We would be delighted if you could join us for the 2020 Inverleith Hockey Club Annual General Meeting that will be held online on Sunday, 15th August, at 4pm. The meeting will last between an hour and an hour and a half. The minutes from the last meeting and the agenda for this […]