Club History - Ladies

Linlithgow Ladies Hockey Club was originally known as BP Ladies, then Grangemouth Ladies, as the club originally trained and played on pitches at the BP Complex in Grangemouth. However, when it was realised that more and more of the players were from the West Lothian area, and that artificial turf was going to be the way forward in terms of hockey surfaces, the decision was made in 1998 to move training to the (then) new astroturf half-pitch at Linlithgow Leisure Centre. Matches were moved to Bathgate Sports Centre as this had the only astroturf pitch in the area.

However, once the new astroturf was built at Linlithgow Academy, it made sense to train and play matches on the same surface. This was the final motivation for us to change our name officially to Linlithgow Ladies in April 2003.

Since then the club has gone from strength to strength. Back to back promotions in season 2004-05 and and 2005-06, then again in 2007-08 took the team into the East District Premier Division for the first time.

The decision was made at the end of season 2009/10 to expand the club to include a second, 'development' team. As with all new teams in East District, this team will enter into the East District Division 3. This team offers an opportunitiy for less experienced and more 'mature' players to play regularly.

In the 2016/17 season, Linlithgow Ladies became East District Premier Division champions for the first time.

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Michael Watson
Michael Watson

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Lindsay Rankine
Lindsay Rankine

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