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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!
Peter Savage
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Peter Savage's life was celebrated by some 200 guests at the Kingswood Chapel, Worthing Crematorium, on Monday afternoon.

Those remembering Peter included Olympic Games gold medallists Helen and Kate Richardson-Walsh and England Hockey chief executive Sally Munday. Representatives of the Hockey Writers' Club and the Hockey Museum also attended.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Fieldhockey
Monday, June 6th, 2016

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

HOCKEY CROSSROADS!

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

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.

Monday, February 29th, 2016

The funeral for Graham Wilson will be on Friday March 11 at St Andrew’s Church, 222 High Street, Hornchurch RM12 6QP, at 2pm followed by the wake at Havering Hockey Club, Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch, RM11 1ET, at 3pm.

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.

Science of hockey
Monday, February 15th, 2016

We are receiving news that Germany's Horst Wein died on Sunday. His funeral service is tomorrow, February 16, 2016, at St Gervais in Barcelona (1pm).

Wein was author of a seminal coaching work on hockey - published in English as The Science of Hockey.

But his influence stretched beyond hockey.

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. 

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

About the HWC

The HWC was founded in 1972 and today consists of a group of writers, photographers, broadcasters and webmasters whose objective is to promote hockey.

The Club is recognised by the International Hockey Federation, the European Hockey Federation and by National Associations and Organisers of the game throughout the world.

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Monday, December 27th, 2010

 

Here are the annual winners

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Awarded to the Regional Hockey Writer of the Year

1996

David Wright – Reading Evening Post

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Sydney Friskin 1915 - 1999

The Times Hockey Correspondent from 1st September 1971 until his death with his final piece of copy appearing on the day of his death - 26th November 1999 at the age of 84.

The Hockey Writers' Club annual general meeting was held at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge, London on Tuesday January 20.

The following club members were elected to committee posts:

Chairman: Graham Wilson gwiz@talktalk.net 
Hon Secretary: Susan Edghill
Treasurer: Peter Luck