Scottish Hockey Union
|Founded||1989, when the SHA and SWHA merged|
|Affiliation||International Hockey Federation|
|Affiliation date||1927 (IFWHA), 1970 (FIH)|
|Regional affiliation||European Hockey Federation|
|Headquarters||Glasgow National Hockey Centre|
The Scottish Hockey Union, commonly referred to simply as Scottish Hockey or the SHU, is the national governing body for the sport of field hockey in Scotland. It is the SHU's responsibility to help provide for the development, promotion and management of hockey in Scotland. It is also the body that acts as "National Association" for Scotland at the EHF and FIH.
The origins of the Scottish Hockey Union, like many hockey organisations started with separate associations for men and women. The Scottish Women's Hockey Association (SWHA) was formed in February 1900, in Edinburgh by eight clubs. Dr. Mona Chalmers Watson, from Edinburgh Ladies, was elected the first president. The Scottish Hockey Association (SHA) was set up on November 18th 1900, where ten clubs met in Glasgow to form the men's association. James Burns, 3rd Baron Inverclyde, was elected the first president. In June 1989 the SHA merged with the SHWA to form the Scottish Hockey Union.
Current Scotland Squads
The SHU are in charge of selecting a number of Scotland national squads. This includes the Scotland men's national field hockey team and Scotland women's national field hockey team squads, as well as Masters and Junior squads.
Scottish Hockey is in charge of organising both National league and Regional league hockey for both men and women's hockey in Scotland. This is for both indoor and outdoor hockey. They also organise all cup competitions, which includes the Scottish Cup, the District Cup and the Reserve Cup.
Scottish Hockey assists with running each district, however a voluntary committee runs senior district league hockey for West, East and North districts.
There are a number of Districts within Scottish Hockey
- West District Men's Hockey
- West District Women's Hockey
- Midland Hockey Union
- South West
Scottish Hockey is composed of many different committees and convenors involved in running different aspects of the sport in Scotland, with a board of directors and management committee at the top.
Scottish Hockey has Memorandum and Articles, bye laws, codes and standing orders (instead of a constitution).
The members of Scottish Hockey are districts, clubs and schools, who have equal voting rights at General Meetings.