A specialist field hockey coaching company is expanding into Glasgow, writes Greig Cameron.

Skoolsports will be running training camps in the city during the Easter and summer school holidays this year. The business is run by Scottish internationals Robert Barr and Colin Clarke and has concentrated on holding events in Edinburgh and Northern Ireland since it was founded in 2008.

Since then, more than 1000 children have attended classes.

That response has prompted the founders to organise sessions at the High School of Glasgow in April and July.

The 33-times capped Mr Clarke, currently the Scotland under-18 girls' head coach and assistant coach of the Scottish senior women's squad, said: "We are delighted with the success we have had with Skoolsports to date and relish the opportunity to expand to Glasgow.

"Hockey is very strong in Glasgow and, with the Commonwealth Games being held there in 2014 ,we want to take the opportunity to push the sport locally and give the schoolchildren the chance to receive top international coaching."

Skoolsports also runs coaching development sessions and European training camps.