Charles Randall
Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

We are saddened to report the passing of Charles Randall, the Chairman of the Hockey Writers’ Club (HWC), who has died aged 71 after suffering from pneumonia. 

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.

Peter Savage
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Peter Savage, the well known and respected photographer and writer, lost his fight with cancer on Tuesday night.

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.

Graham Wilson
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

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

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.

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.

Friday, April 12th, 2013

HWC member Ijaz Chaudhry writes affectionately about his late friend, and great friend of hockey, exclusively for our Website.



01.11.39 – 21.03.13

It was on the 19th of March when I had a telephonic conversation with Zakir Syed. He had just returned from Malaysia after watching the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and seemed very despondent about Pakistan’s poor performance and spoke at length about the team's shortcomings.               

Thursday, January 31st, 2013



Monday, October 22nd, 2012

 21.07.34 – 23.08.12

Robert Watson, Bob to most of us, will long be remembered mostly for his wonderful contribution to the sport of hockey but equally for his ebullient personality. He was a man of great eloquence, intelligence and quick wit.

Monday, October 22nd, 2012


There was recently a sad day for English Hockey with not only the death of Julia Gill but also of Peter Lambert and John Whitehead, two of England’s former international umpires who both passed away on the same day (Oct 3).

Lambert sadly lost a battle with cancer, Whitehead, apparently in good health, collapsed suddenly at home and died in hospital after an aortic dissection. He was 81.

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

 Died. 02.10.12. Aged 62.

We have learned of the passing of Julia Gill.

Julia died on 2nd October 2012 after a long battle with cancer.

Monday, December 5th, 2011

It is with deepest sadness that we record the death of our great friend and former colleague Bruce Hamilton who suffered a brain haemorrhage while on holiday in Turkey and died at Canakkale on 24th November.   Having recently retired Bruce was on a holiday of a lifetime with wife Betty having started out in mid-August on a world tour.  Starting in Hong Kong they had moved to Europe where after landing in the Netherlands, they had visited Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Australia, Ireland and then on to Turkey.


Monday, December 5th, 2011


Barbara Miroy, a person who almost single-handedly ran English men’s hockey for many years, died on 30th November at the age of 91.

She out-lived Nevill, her husband and an equally prominent servant of the game, by 21 years.

Monday, December 5th, 2011

It is with great sadness that I have to pass on news of the death of Ian Barrett.  Ian died whilst visiting his son in the Philippines.  He took ill and died there on Friday 16th September aged 65.

Ian, as everyone knows, was larger than life and formed many lasting friendships within the hockey fraternity.  His father recognised his son’s talent and the need to join a leading club. He joined Hounslow in 1963 as a 17-year-old playing mainly at outside left soon making it to the first eleven.  He eventually captained the first eleven for two years in the mid 70’s.

Friday, July 1st, 2011
It is with great sadness we record the death on the 29th June of David Welch, a Hon. Vice Member of the Association. A full tribute to David appears on the Sports Journalists Association Website at David is survived by his wife Geordie, from whom he is separated, son Christopher and daughters, Alexandra and Jessica, and by his partner of later years, Sue, to whom we send our condolences.
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