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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

HWC members in the UK who wish to follow the 2014 Hockey India League should be aware live streaming is available via the Star Sports website

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Adam Dixon, the 27-year-old GB and England defender from the Beeston club, and Maddie Hinch, 25-years-old and the GB, England and Holcombe goalkeeper, have been named UK Players of the Year for 2013 following the annual poll conducted amongst British members of the Hockey Writers' Club.

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014



The Higgins 18-and-Under Player-of-the-Year for Boys was awarded to CHRIS PROCTOR of England champions Beeston.

Friday, January 24th, 2014

England and GB goalkeeper Maddie Hinch has told Push magazine she is delighted to have received the Hockey Writers' Club player of the year award for 2013.

"I look at the list of previous winners and when I see my name at the bottom now I think 'this looks out of place'," said the 25-year-old.

Maddie Hinch receives the Goalkeeper of the Tournament Award at the EuroHockey Cup of nations
Friday, January 24th, 2014

Adam Dixon – the 27-year-old Great Britain, and England defender from the Beeston club – and Maddie Hinch – the 25-year-old Great Britain, England and Holcombe go

Thursday, November 14th, 2013




FIH Chief Executive Officer Kelly Fairweather (centre) with World Cup bid winning CEOs Sally Munday of England Hockey (left) and Hockey India's Elena Norman (right). (Photo: FIH)

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Hockey Writers' Club members are 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 Tuesday January 21, 2014.

We prefer you to vote online - click here.

Alternatively you can print the attached form and vote by post - follow the instructions on the form.

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The latest Newsletter – No 85 – has very recently been published and sent to members as a pdf. There are a few paper copies available. If you would like one please let Bill Colwill know. His email:–

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 31st, 2013

The Hockey Writers' Club announced the 2012 winners of the Higgins Group plc Youth and Junior Awards with the presentations made at the Annual Awards Presentation Lunch on Tuesday 22nd January 2013 at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge. Mr Richard Higgins, Chairman of Higgins Group plc made the presentations. The President of the world body, the FIH, was in attendance at the function.

The nominations for this year's entry gave the adjudicating committee a difficult task as the quality of the nominees was very high.


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.

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Recently retired top umpire, Andy Mair, has recently been named Eurohockey Photographer of the Year.

With more time on his hands Andy has returned to a long-time hobby and was very active at the Euro Hockey League finals with his brilliant shots resulting in his award.

We will contact Andy and see whether we can get a sample of his work for members to drool over.

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Patrick Rowley (second from left in front row) was recently one of over 100 journalists and photographers who had covered more than ten Olympic Games events who were honoured by the International Press Association (AIPS) at a ceremony at the Proctor & Gamble Family House in London. Pat clocked in at 13!

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Newsletter number 82 has been published and is now available as a pdf. To get a copy contact Bill Colwill at the email address below

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

 John Spicer of Amersham & Chalfont Hockey Club has sent news of a charity event which some might like to be involved with.

It features two of Men's Hockey's high profile figures: Andy Halliday (GB Hockey Men's Team Manager) and Jason Lee (GB Men's Head Coach).


Saturday, March 17th, 2012

 The Pakistan Hockey Federation has sacked foreign coach Michel Van Den Heuvel of The Netherlands and appointed former Olympians Khawaja Junaid and Akhtar Rasool as the coach and manager of the national team.

As the Pakistan Hockey Federation now ponders action against six rebel players, Pakistan's highly respected correspondent, ZAKIR HUSSAIN SYED, looks towards London 2012.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
Women's Champions Trophy in Argentina
By Eric Weil
The Women's Champions Trophy in Rosario, Argentina, from January 28 to February 5, was played at the wrong time in the midsummer heat with temperatures bordering on to 40 degrees C.
Friday, February 10th, 2012


For the occasion of the Club's 40th Anniversary we produced a booklet on the main points of our first 40 years. A copy was supplied to each guest at the recent Annual Awards Luncheon.

We can now make this available to visitors to our site by download. It is a pdf document and is available simply by clicking on the 'download' button.


Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Hockey has its own archive museum at Butts Road in Woking, Surrey.

The Museum has come about through the energy and initiative of enthusiasts: Mike Smith and David Wareham, on one hand, and Patrick Rowley and Dil Bahra, on the other, with the  objective of  preserving hockey’s rich heritage. The group was  expanded to include Katie Dodd, the former England international, and Ian Wilson, Treasurer of England Hockey.

Enormous progress has been made. You can see the progress on

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