Sunday, June 26, 2022

Obituaries

Hockey Writers’ Club secretary Ken Wilson passes away at 65

Hockey Writers' Club (HWC) secretary Ken Wilson, a BBC radio producer who became a leading light as a hockey volunteer in recent years, has sadly passed away, aged 65. Ken died peacefully in hospital after a short fight with...

Tributes paid to Hockeyroo Sandy Pisani

Tributes have been paid to Olympic hockey champion Sandy Pisani who dies last month, aged 63. Pisani, who earned 105 caps, was in the Hockeyroos side that won Australia's first Olympic gold medal in hockey at Seoul 1988. She had also...

Mike Ward: a truly remarkable hockey icon 

Hockey goalkeeper, umpire, umpire developer, administrator extraordinaire, strong amateur tennis player, renowned public speaker, battlefield historian and quiz star. Richard Macer, Hon. Secretary Southern Counties H.A, pays tribute to the late Mike Ward Mike Ward was a war baby born in...

George Black, father of Scottish Masters hockey, passes away at 95

Scottish Hockey has paid tribute to its oldest member who passed away late last month, aged 95. George Black represented Scotland 48 times, was capped in three games by Great Britain three times. He was a fervent player in...

‘Trailblazer’ Val Robinson, England Hockey great, passes away at 80

Valerie Robinson, regarded as one of English hockey’s greatest female players and the first ‘working class girl' capped by her country, who was also recognised as a dual sporting talent after winning two BBC Superstars shows, has died after...

Tributes for hockey festival stalwart, player and umpire

Tributes have been paid in Yorkshire to hockey stalwart Ross Anderson, a long-serving player and umpire who attended over 50 consecutive Easter festivals. Ross had attended 52 successive Blackpool Easter Festivals before Covid struck - only festival president George Robson...

Eastcote pay tribute after club ‘legend’, 91, passes away

Eastcote HC is mourning the loss of a club legend after Ian Fitzgerald passed away last week. He was 91. Ian had been club general secretary of the London club for over 40 seasons and was still active as a...

Doncaster hockey pay tribute to ‘true giant of the sport’

Doncaster HC have paid tribute to a "true giant of the sport" following the passing of Andrew 'Gibbo' Gibson last week, writes Richard Bright. Andrew was driving driving home from coaching at a school last Tuesday when he was involved...

Loughborough call off matches after coach passes away

Loughborough University have paid tribute to "great person and friend" Andrew Gibson after the women's hockey programme coach sadly passed away earlier this week. Loughborough called off matches on Saturday he would have been involved in as a mark of...

Tributes paid to Canterbury Hockey great Dick Laslett

Hockey greats Sean Kerly and Mel Clewlow have led the tributes for the recent passing of Canterbury HC's Dick Laslett, described as an "unsung hero" for Kent sport. Laslett, who died on Tuesday, played a key role in developing sports...
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