Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Hockey Writers' Club members were eligible to vote for their UK Players of the Year. These prestigious awards are to be presented at the HWC Annual Lunch to be held at the Royal Thames Yacht Club on Wednesday January 25, 2017.

Voting closed on Friday December 23, 2016.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

W. J. (Bill) COLWILL
15 October 1930 – 13 November 2016

I first met Bill after I had taken over the production of the Hockey Digest magazine (as it then was) later to be renamed Hockey Sport. As a member of Harrow Hockey Club I had been a subscriber for a few years. Neville Miroy, who founded Hockey Digest, wanted to sell the title and he had advertised this in an edition of the magazine. Perhaps without thinking too deeply I stepped forward and suddenly found that I was editor, and owner, of Hockey Digest.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

It is with much sadness that we record the death of W (Bill) Colwill who passed away in the early hours of the 13th November 2016, in Wexham Hospital, Slough.

For funeral arrangements see here.

Bill was held in high regard in the hockey community both in the United Kingdom and across the hockey playing countries in all parts of the world. He built a network of friends wherever he went and these contacts enabled him to keep in touch with developments of the game and players whether in Australia, Argentina, India or Europe.

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

The Hockey Museum has launched a limited-edition calendar for 2017. It covers 16 months (September 2016 to December 2017) so that it fully incorporates the hockey season – and you can start using it right away!

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

SAM WARD banished the memory of Great Britain men's failure at the Rio Olympics by scoring twice in Holcombe's 3-2 win over Surbiton on the opening day of the English league season.

The Hockey Museum
Monday, July 25th, 2016

The Hockey Museum has been awarded a grant of £15,300 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enable it to digitise its collection of nearly 100 old hockey films dating back to the 1930s.

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

SIMON MANTELL’S double in the last 10 minutes clinched Great Britain’s 2-2 draw against Belgium and ensured they remained unbeaten after their final  game at the four-nation ERGO Masters in Dusseldorf on Sunday.

Reading’s Mantell, 32, was only selected as a traveling reserve for the Rio Olympics but made a telling contribution in GB’s last match of their pre-Games preparations.

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

GREAT BRITAIN’S men have had to make changes as they complete their build-up to the Rio Olympics at the four-nation ERGO Masters in Dusseldorf.

They would have expected to make the trip with the 16 players and three reserves announced for Rio last month but captain Barry Middleton (shoulder), Ulsterman David Ames (shin) and Nick Catlin (hip) are nursing minor knocks.

Helen Richardson-Walsh receives the Marjorie Pollard Salver from Lisa Wilson
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Helen Richardson-Walsh was named by the Hockey Writers' Club as Britain’s best player in the 2016 women’s Champions Trophy at Queen Elizabeth Park in East London.

She was the most consistent player in a British team that failed to live up to expectations at the event.

Helen is the first person to receive the the Marjorie Pollard Salver three times, having won the award in 2009 and 2011.

Press vs Organisation 2016 Champions Trophy
Sunday, June 26th, 2016

The Hockey Makers, an enthusiastic organisation team of volunteers at the Champions Trophy, beat a depleted media team 6-3 on the main pitch at Queen Elizabeth Park on Thursday.

George Pinner wins Chris Moore award
Monday, June 20th, 2016

George Pinner, after an outstanding display of goalkeeping, was chosen as Britain’s best player in the 2016 Hero Champions Trophy by members of the Hockey Writers Club.

Monday, June 20th, 2016

The Marjorie Pollard Award will this year be given to the outstanding UK player at the women's Champions Trophy in London. Voting is open to members who are at the tournament or who watch the games on television.

Voting for the award will close at 7pm on Saturday June 25, after GB's final pool game (vs Australia).

The HWC intends to present the award at the venue the following day.

GW MEdia Centre
Monday, June 13th, 2016

The former chairman of the Hockey Writers Club, Graham Wilson, who died in February, has been honoured at this years Champions Trophy tournament in London.

Journalists and photographers from around the world have been working in the "Graham Wilson Media Centre" at the Lee Valley complex on the Olympic Park. 

Pat Rowley
Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Veteran hockey writer Patrick John Phillip Rowley, better known worldwide as Pat Rowley, has been awarded the British Empire Medal for services to hockey in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List published today.

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Hockey Writers' Club member George Brink has just celebrated 20 years of running the website. Here's the piece from his site reflecting on that period:


Today marks the 20th anniversary of the start of on 3 June 1996!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

HOLCOMBE clinched the final play-off place in the Investec Premier Division with a 3-2 win at Clifton with goals from Emily Maguire, Nicola White and Sarah Jones. The hopes of the other contenders East Grinstead were ended after a 2-1 home defeat by the bottom club Buckingham who, despite the win, are relegated.

Bowdon Hightown avoided automatic relegation, recovering from a 3-2 deficit to win 5-3 at Reading, and face next month’s relegation/promotion play-offs with the Conference champions Slough, Wakefield and Sutton Coldfield.

Friday, March 18th, 2016

SURBITON teenager Evan Kimber hit a hat-trick in his side’s 6-3 win at Cannock which consolidated their second place and condemned Cannock to automatic relegation.

Friday, March 11th, 2016

SURBITON'S Wales international Rupert Shipperley scored a double in his side’s 2-1 win at Reading which took them above their opponents into second place, and brought them a second success, on the Premier Division’s double header weekend. Shipperley said: “We’re starting to get the momentum and progressing in the right direction, leading up to the play-offs, after three defeats in February.”

Graham Wilson
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

The following article on Graham is courtesy of the Daily Express.

Letter - Graham Wilson
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

The Hockey Writers' Club has received the following letter of condolence from the International Hockey Federation following the untimely death of our late chairman, Graham Wilson. We thank the FIH for their condolences which reflect the high esteem in which Graham was held by the hockey community.

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