FMGM Monarchs Hockey Club are a Dundee based club, with 3 Mens outdoor and indoor teams and 1 Ladies team (Formed in 2014) competing in Midlands competitions. The Men field outdoor and indoor teams in Scottish National League 3, Midland 1 and Midland 2 leagues. Monarchs were crowned champions of Indoor National 4 and Indoor National 3 leagues in back-to-back seasons between 2011/12 & 2012/13.
Monarchs also have a strong youth set up with an U23 and U14 session as well. They compete in the youth tournaments and games throughout the year. This set up has grown so much in the last few years that season 2016-17 saw them get their own seperate session before in 2017-18 the Junior section expanded from one hall to two halls!
FMGM Monarchs also have a strong link with the schools in Dundee. We run sessions in a number of primary schools in the form of weekly clubs, taster blocks, taster sessions and as part of health days/weeks. This set up has improved greatly over the last few years with some of our Schools partaking in the Active Schools City Wide events! You can follow our school activity on Twitter!
All teams within the club train at the Dalnacraig AstroTurf Pitches; with the 1st team, Ladies and Development team playing their home games out of Dalnacraig, and the 2nd team playing home games at Disc and Dalnacraig respectively.
The club was formed from the coming together of five separate hockey clubs, the original five clubs being:
- Dundee High School
These clubs, at different times through the ’90s and ’00s, have played under the names of M.G.M. and F.M.G.M. in the Scottish National, Regional and Midland leagues. In 2005 it was decided that in order the drive forward the clubs’ progress in Scottish Hockey a new joint identify should be created. This resulted in the formation of FMGM Monarchs Hockey Club.
In 2014 Monarchs welcomed the introduction of their Ladies Section headed up by Coach David Hunter. The introduction of the Ladies team has further strengthened the club and is helping us move in the right direction. History was made when the Ladies scored a goal in their first game the scorer was none other the Coach Dave’s daughter Zoe Hunter.
Monarchs have had a number of players represent the Midland District indoor and outdoor with many of them winning the Interdistrict Tournaments. We also have a coach involved in two of the Midland Boy’s Squads. Monarchs are also represented on the umpiring side of the game with a number of National League Umpires and even International Umpires!
In 2017 FMGM Monarchs Hockey Club became one of Scottish Hockey’s Silver Accredited Clubs!