Hockey Writers' Club

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!

Monday, November 21st, 2016

The funeral of W (Bill) Colwill OBE will take place on Wednesday 30 November at Chilterns Crematorium at 5.15 pm. The crematorium is on the north side of Whielden Lane (A404), Amersham HP7 0ND.

Barry Middleton Chris Moore award
Monday, June 26th, 2017

Members of the Hockey Writers' Club have chosen Barry Middleton as UK player of the tournament at the just completed FIH World League Semi Final event at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.

George Pinner wins Chris Moore award
Friday, June 9th, 2017

It has been decided that the Chris Moore Award will this year be given to the outstanding UK player at the World League Semi-Finals in London, 15-25th June 2017. As we are expecting England games (we are unsure about Scotland) to be shown on BT Sport — see here — voting will be extended to include members who watch the games on television.

Giselle Ansley opens the scoring in the cup final
Friday, May 5th, 2017

The media facilities for the KO Finals at the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre were the most low-key I can remember at such a tournament but they were appropriate for the event itself.

The handful of journalists and photographers present were still adequately served.

Alan Forsyth of Surbiton versus Holcombe
Friday, May 5th, 2017

The Media Centre was located to the right of the main reception with an area cordoned off and a printed sign saying “Accredited Media only”.

George Brink
Friday, January 27th, 2017

The Hockey Writers Club’s inaugural Graham Wilson award for services to hockey media was awarded to George Brink at the annual awards presentation lunch on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge, London.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

The Funeral of W Colwill OBE will take place o30 November 2016 at the Amersham Crematorium at 5.15 p.m.

Flowers — Family Only
Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society

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.

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.

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. 

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

It has been decided that the Marjorie Pollard and Chris Moore Awards will this year be given to the two outstanding UK players at the women's and men's Champions Trophy tournaments in London. Voting is open to members who are at the tournaments or who watch the games on television.

Voting for the men's Chris Moore award closes at 10pm on Thursday June 16, 2016 - after the conclusion of the GB versus Belgium game.
The HWC intends to present the award at the venue the following day.

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!

Graham Wilson
Sunday, February 21st, 2016

Chairman of the Hockey Writers' Club, Graham Wilson, passed away yesterday, Saturday 20 February 2016.

Graham had a lifelong commitment to hockey as a player, supporter and journalist.

He made an immeasurable contribution to keeping the flame of hockey alive in the national press through his regular writings for the Daily Express.

Our thoughts are with his family at this desperately sad time.

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.

The 2014 Hockey Writers' club awards winners
Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Next year's Hockey Writers' Club annual awards lunch and AGM will be at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge on Wednesday January 20, 2016.

Put the date in your diary now.

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

The first item is the letter – or one very similar to it depending on recipients – sent to national daily sports editors. The Editors targetted were: –Telegraph Group. The Times, Daily Mail. Daily Express, The Guardian and The Independent.


Sunday, March 24th, 2013

A former member of the HWC, Zakir Hussain Syed, whom members will remember for his incisive comments on hockey in general and Pakistani hockey in particular, has passed away very recently.

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Barry Middleton, the 29-year-old Great Britain, and England captain currently playing his club hockey with HGC in the Netherlands and Kate Walsh, the 32 year old Great Britain, England and Reading defender were named UK Player of the Year for 2012 following the annual poll conducted amongst British members of the Hockey Writers’ Club.  Both are currently in the England training squads and are no strangers to honours.

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