Mike Ward Long Service

Our Chairman, Mike Ward, has just been presented with the EH long Service Award for 2018. We would like to congratulate him and his is a short resumé of achievents listed by England Hockey.

  • Played for 3 different hockey teams and was a member and is a Vice-President of Bournemouth Hockey Club (1965 to present).
  • Fixture Secretary for 25 years and Secretary for 15 years and a former SCHUA umpire and currently Hampshire HUA assessor and coach (1978 to present).
  • Co-founder and first Secretary, then Chairman of the Men's South Hockey League for 47 years (1971 to present), being the first and still largest hockey league in the country of some 650 teams.
  • Hampshire Men’s League Secretary for 47 years (1971 to present) and President of Hampshire Men's County Hockey Association and currently Chairman of Hampshire County HA, for 42 years (1976 to present).
  • Only member serving throughout the ten-year existence of the HA/AEWHA joint/merger committee and co-writer of the English Hockey Association (EHA) constitution (1987-1997).
  • Member of England Hockey Constitutional Committee and affiliations working group (2004 to present). 

2018 May Mike Ward Long Service

This award was jointly presented to Mike Ward and Judith Nicholson.

South News

Pat Welford We are sorry to have to announce the sad passing of Pat Welford, League Secretary for the SCWHL for many years. Our condolences to her family at this sad time. RIP Patsy.

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