Awards

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

The Hockey Writers' Club will be returning to the Royal Thames Yacht Club, as usual, for the 2018 awards lunch which will be held on Wednesday 24th January 2018 – save the date!

Friday, January 17th, 2020

DAVID WRIGHT is the 2020 winner of the Graham Wilson Memorial Award for outstanding service to hockey journalism. The award is in memory of the former Daily Express journalist and former Hockey Writers’ Club chairman, who died in 2016.

David was the first winner of the Chris Moore Memorial Award for local hockey journalism in 1996 and his career has lasted 58 years since joining the Wokingham and Bracknell Times as a 16-year old. 

Sophie Bray
Thursday, January 16th, 2020
 Sophie Bray and Sam Ward have won the prestigious UK hockey player of the year awards for 2019, voted by members of the Hockey Writers’ Club (HWC).
Raphaella Robeson
Thursday, January 16th, 2020

The winners of the 2020 Hockey Writers’ Club youth and junior awards for 2019 received their awards at the annual presentation lunch on January 15 at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge, London.

The four inductees of the prestigious Hockey Writers' Club youth awards join an illustrious cast of past winners, including Rio Olympic Games gold medalists Maddie Hinch and Sophie Bray.

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

All HWC members are eligible to vote for the UK Mercian Men's Player of the Year and the UK Investec Women's Player of the Year. You can vote for at any time up to 6pm on 15 December 2019.  All UK members of the HWC are eligible to cast a vote. 

The awards will be presented at the HWC annual awards luncheon on 15 January 2020.

Email your votes to hon.sec.hockeywritersclub@gmail.com

Alan Forsyth and Giselle Ansley
Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

The Hockey Writers’ Club Annual Awards Lunch will take place on Wednesday 15th January 2020 at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, 60 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LF.

Thanks to all our members who voted. The winners will be announced at the  awards lunch. The sponsors for the main awards are once again Investec for the women’s, and Mercian for the men’s player of the year awards.

Other awards to be handed over on the day are the four youth awards and the Graham Wilson award for services to Hockey journalism.

The main speaker is the England and GM men’s manager Andy Halliday.

Hollie Pearne-Webb
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Olympic gold medalist Hollie Pearne-Webb and Rio Olympian Sam Ward have won the prestigious UK player of the year awards for 2017, chosen by members of the Hockey Writers’ Club.

Hannah Griggs
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

The recipients of the Hockey Writers’ Club Higgins Group youth and junior awards for 2017 have been chosen with the presentations to be made at the annual awards presentation lunch on Wednesday January 24, 2018 at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge, London.

Hollie Webb
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
England's Hollie Webb was chosen as the UK player of the tournament at the 2017 European championships by members of the Hockey Writers' Club. Webb also subsequently won player of the tournament.
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Do you have a talented young hockey person at your club or school ?

The Hockey Writers Club is inviting nominations for the Higgins Group UK Youth Hockey Awards for this calendar year.

There are four categories:

Boys and Girls aged 18 or under (on December 31) Boys and Girls aged 16 or under (on December 31)

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Voting will take place for the Majorie Pollard Salver, awarded to the UK Ladies Player of the Tournament, at the Rabo EuroHockey Championships, Wagener Stadium in Amsterdam.  Members can vote up until midnight on Friday 25 August. Susan Edghill is at the tournament and will collect votes.

HWC members watching on television can vote by emailing their votes - in a 1,2,3 format - to susan.edghill@gmail.com

Maddie Hinch
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Hinch takes the award for the second consecutive year, having caught the eye of the voters last year in a similarly stunning shootout win for England over the Dutch in the final of the 2015 European championships at Olympic Park in London – a result that qualified Great Britain for the Rio Olympic Games.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

The recipients of the Hockey Writers’ Club Higgins Group youth and junior player of the year awards for 2016 have been chosen with the presentations made at the annual awards presentation lunch on Wednesday January 25, 2017 at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge, London.

Mr Richard Higgins, Chairman of the Higgins Group plc, will present the awards. The UK players of the year for 2016 will also be announced at the lunch.

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.

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.

HWC Sponsors: Investec - Mercian
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

The two players also won the Marjorie Pollard and Chris Moore salvers for their performances at the EuroHockey Championships at Lee Valley in the summer.

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

The Hockey Writers’ Club is pleased to announce the 2015 winners of the Higgins Group  plc Youth  and  Junior Awards with the presentations to be made at the Annual Awards Presentation Lunch on Wednesday 20th January 2016 at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge. 

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