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Havant GB caps

Great Britain honours cap recipients on the steps of Havant Hockey Club.

James Midgley (on behalf of Roger Midgley), David Whittle, Don Williams, Chris Pickett, Brian Purdy, Val Lewis (on behalf of Jimi Lewis), David Faulkner, Calum Giles, Sean Rowlands and Rob Hill with their GB international honours caps.

Photograph: Keith Woodland; courtesy of Havant Hockey Club.


On Sunday 12 March 2023, the great and the good of Havant Hockey Club came together to celebrate their nine Great Britain (GB) players through the presentation of their international honours caps by GB President Sheila Morrow.

In a remarkable stint of organisation, the club managed to have all nine players either present or represented by family. Two of them attended virtually from Germany and whilst they could join in the chat, their families were present to receive their GB caps.

The players spanned from Roger Midgley, a bronze medallist at the 1952 Olympic Games who was represented by his son James, through to the present day. They included their Club President David Faulkner who masterminded the attendance, and Russell Garcia who joined from Germany, both of whom won Olympic gold in Seoul.

The Hockey Museum’s first clubhouse cap presentation proved to be a very special and emotional day and it was and our first use of Zoom to ensure everyone could be present in some form. It was a great success so if other clubs fancy a similar event please get in touch. Two of the players had previously received their caps at Lee Valley but returned with their caps on the day to join their seven clubmates.

A beautiful frame containing nine replica caps in miniature was also presented on the day. It will provide a permanent memento on the clubhouse wall.

Other clubs may well have nine GB players, but few can boast two GB Managers who were in charge at multiple Olympic Games. Havant HC therefore took the opportunity to honour David Whittle and Chris Pickett for their incredible service to both club and country.


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Mike Smith, Hon. Curator and President of The Hockey Museum presenting the mini GB caps to Havant HC Chairman and former GB Manager, Chris Pickett.


Last month The Hockey Museum (THM) hosted a group visit by Halow Project. They are a local charity which supports young people (16+) with a learning disability on their journey into and through adult life.

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Photographs from the Halow Project's visit to The Hockey Museum in February 2023.

Images above and below courtesy of Halow Project.


The morning visit was organised and hosted by our volunteer Education Officer Jon Rye who travelled up from Kent especially, with input from Curator Shane Smith. Jon reflected that it had made his month such was the students’ enthusiasm and evident joy!

Our visitors were treated to an exhibition tour and an object handling session which drew on both replica and genuine heritage items to bring to life aspects of hockey history such as the development of hockey sticks and balls, and Olympic medals. They even had the opportunity to hold a London 2012 Olympic torch!

When the students were asked what the best part of their visit had been, the response by one excited young lady captured it all in just one word, “Hockey!"


"The group had a wonderful time. They can find new experiences a little overwhelming so thank you for making them feel so welcome.”

-- Sonia Booth, Building Futures Year Leader, Halow Project.


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Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

The Halow Project visit followed the launch of The Hockey Museum’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan which was approved by the Board of Trustees towards the end of 2022. The Plan will span several years and build on our current inclusive practises to uncover hidden histories within our collection and open up THM to new audiences in increasingly accessible ways, in-person and online – hockey and its history and heritage is for everyone.

Our Action Plan aims to align THM with the EDI goals of our key partner England Hockey and better position ourselves to be in receipt of heritage sector grant funding as we seek a sustainable future and a permanent home.

The Hockey Museum (THM) is indebted to have received recent donations from the National Hockey Foundation, Tramps Hockey Club (both of which came from their residual funds prior to winding up) and the John Laing Charitable Trust. These donations are really helping us towards bridging our annual deficit for 2023.



National Hockey Foundation presentation
Tony Billson, Chairman of the National Hockey Foundation, presents a cheque to THM Hon, Curator Mike Smith and Museum Vice President Katie Dodd.

The National Hockey Foundation was created to charitably distribute the money left from the National Hockey Stadium in Milton Keynes. 30 years later, their residual funds have been given to THM to support our work to educate young and adult minds alike in the history of hockey.



Trust fund donations - can you help?

The John Laing Charitable Trust donation came about because one of our volunteers, a retiree from the John Laing Group, suggested that the Trust might like to support THM with a donation.

Should you know of any trusts that might be persuaded to assist us, please put pen to paper, finger to keyboard or make contact in any way that suits you.

Should you wish to discuss opportunities or enquire after THM’s financial position, our Trustee Head of Fundraising, David Knapp, and Treasurer, Mike Barford, can be contacted via our online contact form.

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Why you should support The Hockey Museum

THM is undoubtedly one of the real success stories of English and British hockey during this century. Prior to THM there was no concerted effort to preserve the history and heritage of our sport, a great shame since hockey started in the UK just over 150 years ago.

THM has accumulated over 80,000 artefacts, developed into a fully accredited museum, attracted some 70 volunteers and employs two professional staff. Importantly, we have a home at 13 High Street, Woking, that includes space for careful collection storage and small exhibitions. We are already growing out of the premises we occupy.

All this progress costs money and to a certain extent it is money that we don’t have! That does not mean that THM is going broke, but it does mean that we are currently operating on a significant annual deficit. As with many philanthropic organisations there is a need to continually raise funds from donations and other sources to balance the books. We are always looking for more financial support to enable us to keep up, expand and improve upon THM's amazing progress in giving hockey’s history a future and sharing engaging stories representative of our sport’s evolution, values and people.

We are extremely grateful to all who have contributed to our cause over the years and could not continue our work without you. Thank you.

The Hockey Museum (THM) is saddened to convey news of the recent passing of two notable members of the hockey family whose involvement and successes within hockey had a positive and lasting impact on many.


Joan Wall, 1933-2023

Joan was a former England international player and an accomplished county-level track athlete who also had an outstanding record in the development and promotion of hockey. As a player, Joan became a world champion with England at the International Federation of Women’s Hockey Associations (IFWHA) Tournament in Amsterdam in 1959. As a grassroots administrator she founded two hockey clubs and became heavily involved in the governance of the Midlands indoor hockey scene, ultimately rising to the level of England indoor selector.

Joan was also one of THM’s very first volunteers. She donated her personal hockey collection to the museum on her first visit in March 2012 and began volunteering thereafter.

Click for Joan's obituary: Joan Wall, 1933-2023 (


Bill Felton, 1940-2023

Bill was a dedicated match official and administrator whose commitment to hockey, despite not having been a player himself, saw him receive recognition from England Hockey and the Hockey Writers’ Club.

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On 28 January, the third Great Britain (GB) honours caps presentation in Scotland was held at the Scottish Indoor Finals at Bell’s Sports Centre, Perth.

Dennis Hay, the only Scot to be both a player and a coach for GB at the Olympic Games (1972 Munich and 1992 Barcelona, bronze medal winners) presented the honours caps.


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The recipients (left to right): Amy Gibson, Marie MacGregor, Ken Dick, Stuart MacGregor, Gerry Carr, Charlie Donald.
Credit: Scottish Hockey.


Marie and Stuart MacGregor are the only Scottish husband and wife combination to receive GB caps.

It is very fitting that the presentation was at Bell’s as there is a historical link with some of the cap recipients. The first ever men’s indoor international played in Scotland took place at Bells in January 1975, 48 years ago. It was televised by the BBC! Ken Dick was the Scottish captain on that day, Dennis Hay was the coach and Stuart MacGregor was the organiser of the event, working on behalf of Perth Council. Marie MacGregor, then as Marietta Craigie, was a superstar of the women’s indoor game in the 1980s and developed her indoor skills as a youngster at Bells, often training with the men. Gerry Carr played indoor hockey at club level and coached hundreds of youngsters at Bells.

The Torbay Easter Hockey Festival returns to the English Riviera for the 71st time this April, following a very successful post-pandemic event in 2022 (note the witty festival pennant). Along with the festivals taking place in Blackpool, Canterbury, Folkestone and Skegness, Torbay is maintaining the historic tradition of an Easter hockey festival.


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Left: Souvenir programme from the first Torbay Easter Hockey Festival in 1951.
Right: Pennant from the 2022 Festival with its witty nod to its two absent years caused by the COvid-19 pandemic.


Taking place from Good Friday through to Easter Monday, on two local pitches at Clennon Valley Leisure Centre, Paignton and Torquay Girls Grammar School, ten teams have entered to date, maintaining the level of entries seen from 2017. One of the most notable of the features enjoyed by the Torbay Festival is the remarkable loyalty of the participating clubs – eight of the ten will have attended for at least sixty-one festivals, with the average attendance of sixty years.

Although an eleven-a-side men’s festival, women players are encouraged to supplement the team. Youngsters also participate; indeed, the Festival does not ban under 18s, as do some other some festivals around the country (both at Easter and in the summer).

The Torbay Festival is semi-competitive. There are two cups to be claimed: the Bill Stickells Cup for highest scoring team over the weekend and the Redcliffe Cup for fair play (judged by teams’ opponents). Last year, the Buffaloes (Smethwick HC) won the Stickells Cup with 42 goals and the Redcliffe Cup was awarded to the Oddfellows, the only ever-present team.

Normally, the Festival would be opened by a flag raising. The tradition was started at the sixth Torbay Festival in 1956, where the ceremony took place on Good Friday morning at Victoria Park, Paignton.


TEHF circa 1986

The flag raising ceremony at Torbay Hockey Festival, around 1986. Festival President, David Powell, is flanked by the Torbay Mayoress and the Mayor, with Tony Forward, Festival Chairman on the latter’s left. In his forty years of raising the flag, David Powell never got to understand the mechanism involved, as illustrated in the photograph.

Image credit: Mike Carter, Festival Historian and Archivist.


In 1989, the opening was moved to the Clennon Valley Leisure Centre and carried on to 2019. In 2022, the plan was to once more to open the Festival traditionally but, on arrival, the gathering was faced by a hole where the flag pole should have been – the Council had removed the pole without informing the Festival Committee! This led to the impromptu alternative flag raising ceremony pictured below.


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The new form of flag raising ceremony in 2022.

Image credit: Mike Carter.


Torbay Festival 2023

In 2023, there are no Council dignitaries to lend support to the Festival President, Ms Nicole Amil and Chairman James Carter.

The Committee is keen to attract another two or three teams to maximise pitch use and to this end have pegged the entry fee to the pre-pandemic level.

You can find out more about Torbay Hockey Festival, one of the few festivals continuing the historic Easter tradition, on their dedicated website where you can also register to bring your team to the English Riviera!

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Festivals Research Project

Meanwhile, The Hockey Museum’s research into historic festivals continues. For more on this project, click below.

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By Mike Carter
Torbay Festival Archivist and volunteer with The Hockey Museum.

Many of our supporters will fondly remember Alan Walker who passed away nearly five years ago. Alan was a great devotee of The Hockey Museum (THM) and one of hockey’s great historians. Thankfully his very considerable collection (approximately 100 boxes) was collected by THM from his house last Saturday. At his late widow’s request, we have not been able to access this unique collection until now, but it is in good order and now in safe hands.


Alan Walker presentation
Late Navy hockey historian Lt. Cmdr. Alan Walker RN.


Lieutenant Commander Alan Walker was a Royal Navy man through and through and a totally committed hockey enthusiast. Fortunately, he also loved history. His collection represents the second largest that THM has ever received – we are not aware of anything as big still to come.

Alan was secretary of Royal Navy Hockey for a quarter of a century and his collection naturally contains an enormous amount on Navy Hockey and significant Navy hockey players. However, he was also one of the few that set up the English coaching qualification system around 1970. He went on to become an England team manager; he was significantly involved in Combined Services Hockey; he founded Gosport Hockey Club and the list goes on! Alan was also responsible for our Hon. Curator’s son joining the Royal Navy.

We have managed to ‘borrow’ a small warehouse to temporarily house Alan’s immense collection and vitally sort it into its different areas. We moved all the material to Woking last Saturday; now we must organise and archive it. If you would like to assist with this fascinating work, please let us know using our online contact form.

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Monica Pickersgill is presented with her Lifetime Achievement Award by England Hockey President Mike Stoddard.


On 29 December 2022, former All England Women’s Hockey Association (AEWHA) and English Hockey Association President Monica (Mon) Pickersgill was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by England Hockey (EH). In a surprise visited co-ordinated with her family, Mon was presented with her award by current EH President Mike Stoddard.

Mon was one of the most influential and significant figures in bringing the men’s and women’s hockey associations together as a joint association in 1997 and led the new organisation, the English Hockey Association (EHA) as it was known, as its first President for a full three-year term.


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Mon Pickersgill presents the trophy for the Wembley Legends vs Celtic Warriors exhibition match during the Women’s Champions Trophy at Nottingham in 2010. Sandie Lister (right) was captain of Wembley Legends team on the day and was joined by Jill Atkins (left) to receive the trophy. Both are former England captains.

Credit: England Hockey / The Hockey Museum.


The Hockey Museum’s (THM) former Chair Katie Dodd and long-time THM supporter Sue Catton were instrumental in lobbying for Mon’s overdue recognition. This award is a recognition of her foresight, influence and her work to unite and professionalise the governing bodies of English hockey.

Mon has been a great supporter of THM over the years and in 2014 she presented us with the official AEWHA President’s brooch. As the final AEWHA President, her name concludes the President’s Honours Board (pictured below) which is now held by THM.


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The All England Women's Hockey Association (AEWHA) President's brooch. It was donated to The Hockey Museum by Monica Pickersgill following the merger of the AEWHA with the Hockey Association (HA) in 1997.


Further Reading and Listening

Read about the presentation on the England Hockey website: Monica Pickersgill awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by England Hockey

Listen to The Hockey Museum's oral history interview with Mon Pickersgill: Oral History Interview: Monica Pickersgill (

Sharing Heritage: THM Completes Its Oral History Project Funded By HLF

29 December 2016
Sharing Heritage: THM Completes Its Oral History Project Funded By HLF

THM Oral Histories Lead, Evelyn Somerville interviews Howard Davies. Image credit: Mike Smith The Hockey Museum was one of the first groups in the UK to receive a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage grant for an exciting project to collect Oral Histories from past players, umpires, officials and administrators....

Merry Christmas From The Hockey Museum - It's Newsletter Vol.10

16 December 2016

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THM Seeks Webmaster, GSOH, DTE, PDA

24 November 2016

The Hockey Museum is seeking a volunteer Webmaster to develop and oversee its website and advise on web and IT progress generally. Interested parties should have a working knowledge of PHP language and MySQL. Experience of Content Management Systems (The Hockey Museum uses Joomla) would be ideal but not essential....

THM Job Vacancy: Collections Management Officer

21 November 2016
THM Job Vacancy: Collections Management Officer

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Volunteers' Day 2016

08 November 2016
Volunteers' Day 2016

The second annual Volunteers' Day was held at the Hockey Museum on the afternoon of Wednesday 26 October 2016, with around 25 people in attendance including special guest Peter Savage, long time hockey photographer and journalist, his wife Stella and family members. Curator Mike Smith opened proceedings and Chair of...

THM Seeks Partner In An AHRC Collaborative PhD

17 October 2016

As part of the Sport in Museums Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) consortium, The Hockey Museum (THM) has been given the opportunity to submit an application for a fully-funded PhD studentship from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) starting in the 2017/18 academic year. This PhD will be jointly supervised...

100 Year Milestone for Des Simon

11 October 2016
100 Year Milestone for Des Simon

David Balbirnie with Des Simon and his family at his 100th year birthday celebrations.   On Tuesday 20 September 2016 Des Simon, a Past President of the former Irish Hockey Union and Hockey Ireland Honorary Life Member, celebrated his 100th birthday. Des, a long standing member of Cliftonville Hockey Club, has...

The Hockey Museum Calendar For 2017

15 September 2016
The Hockey Museum Calendar For 2017

The Hockey Museum (THM) has launched a limited-edition calendar for 2017. It covers 16 months (September 2016 to December 2017) so that if fully incorporates the hockey season – and you can start using it right away! Featuring a stylish and clean aesthetic in-keeping with THM’s branding, the calendar is illustrated with...

GB & England Hockey Announce New Performance Director

02 September 2016

Following a worldwide search, Great Britain and England Hockey is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Ed Barney PhD as Performance Director. Dr Barney's track record of maximising performance, talent identification and strategic thinking made him the outstanding candidate for the role. With international experience in hockey, cricket and...

Danish Discoveries Pose Intriguing Questions

24 August 2016
Danish Discoveries Pose Intriguing Questions

I thought I might share a recent happening you just as an example of some of the work and occurrences at The Hockey Museum. It never ceases to amaze me how the happenings continue to happen! Recently we received a contact from a player in Denmark who is interested in...

Olympic Gold Medalist Helen Richardson-Walsh Donates To THM

20 August 2016
Olympic Gold Medalist Helen Richardson-Walsh Donates To THM

After visiting the Museum in April to help its Communications Lead Lynne Morgan with her research on the total number of Great Britain capped female hockey players, GB & England International and four times Olympian, Helen Richardson-Walsh kindly agreed to lend the Museum her bronze medal from the London 2012...

THM Supplies Old Rules For ELHC Anniversary Match

17 August 2016
THM Supplies Old Rules For ELHC Anniversary Match

Recently, The Hockey Museum (THM) had an enquiry from East London Hockey Club. They have been celebrating their 25th anniversary this summer and as part of the celebrations wanted to put on a match played to the rules of their inaugural 1990/91 season. ELHC contacted THM to request the rules...

Olympic Hockey Exhibition At Surrey History Centre

08 August 2016
Olympic Hockey Exhibition At Surrey History Centre

Members of THM and SHC teams pose with Olympian John Peake and decedants of Olympian Gerald Logan.  2016 is an exciting Olympic year with the Games taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 5 to 21 August 2016 and the Paralympics in September. To celebrate, The Hockey Museum (THM)...

Let Us Explain About Our Shane

31 July 2016
Let Us Explain About Our Shane

The Hockey Museum is delighted to announce its second professional appointment. Shane Smith has been appointed as Curatorial Assistant on a one-year contract and begins today. He joined the Museum in October 2013 as Volunteer Curator of Art and later as Digital Content Editor of the website. His wide ranging skills...

Reel-y Good News: THM Wins HLF Support To Digitise Films

24 July 2016
Reel-y Good News: THM Wins HLF Support To Digitise Films

The Hockey Museum has been awarded a grant of £15,300 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enable it to digitise its collection of nearly 100 old hockey films dating back to the 1930s. This project will preserve the films and also make them available for viewing by a wide range...

Bollywood And Hockey

21 July 2016
Bollywood And Hockey

Alia Bhatt at premiere of 'Udta Punjab'. The recently released Bollywood movie Udta Punjab has something special for the hockey lovers. The movie, which focuses on the drug abuse problem in the Indian state of Punjab, has hockey as a major influence with actor Alia Bhatt playing a role of a...

A Boost For THM's Worldwide Hockey Heritage Study

27 June 2016
A Boost For THM's Worldwide Hockey Heritage Study

Katie Dodd addresses the FIH reception during the Champions Trophy; credit: Jon Rye. The Hockey Museum (THM) was delighted to welcome Leandro Negre, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) President, to its reception to promote the current Worldwide Scoping Study, held in THM exhibition marquee during the Women’s Champions Trophy. The...

When Alice Met Helen

23 June 2016
When Alice Met Helen

Alice Hannan, aged 10 from The Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Surrey, met Great Britain star Helen Richardson-Walsh on Tuesday. Alice, the winner of The Hockey Museum's (THM) Art of Hockey competition, was presented with art materials, a signed copy of her winning artwork and a signed miniature hockey...

The Hockey Museum At The Champions Trophy In Olympic Park, London

22 June 2016
The Hockey Museum At The Champions Trophy In Olympic Park, London

We are now into the second week of the Men’s and Women’s Champions Trophy Events at the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and The Hockey Museum (THM) marquee and exhibition have again been a great attraction for many of the spectators who braved...

Feast Your Eyes On Newsletter Vol.8

20 June 2016

Our latest newsletter is now available to download. Catch up on all the latest going ons at The Hockey Museum by following this link. You'll also discover an archive of all previous newsletters. Shane Smith, 20 June 2016

HRH Queen Elizabeth's Birthday Honour For Pat Rowley

20 June 2016
HRH Queen Elizabeth's Birthday Honour For Pat Rowley

Pat Rowley; credit: Dil Bahra Pat Rowley, one of our co-founder Trustees, has been awarded the British Empire Medal for Services to Hockey in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List published on 11 June 2016. One of the most senior hockey writers in the world, Pat has been involved in hockey...

Winners Announced For The Art Of Hockey Competition

09 June 2016

With just eight weeks to go before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games begin, the winning piece of artwork has been chosen from a bumper batch of entries in The Hockey Museum’s Art of Hockey competition. The competition, supported by The National Hockey Foundation, invited children to design their own piece...

What Can You Tell Us About Hockey’s Worldwide Heritage?

18 April 2016

This is an exciting time for hockey’s international heritage. Over the past five years, The Hockey Museum (THM) has established itself as the lead organisation to support hockey heritage in the UK. The museum is now working with the International Hockey Federation (FIH) to expand this work worldwide. The aim...

Less Than One Month To Enter The Art Of Hockey Competition

08 April 2016
Less Than One Month To Enter The Art Of Hockey Competition

Primary schools have less than one month until The Hockey Museum’s Art of Hockey competition closes. The Hockey Museum’s Art of Hockey competition, supported by The National Hockey Foundation, is open to primary schools across the United Kingdom. Children are invited to design their own piece of two-dimensional artwork about...

A Marathon Effort

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Financing the setting up and the running of our museum has been a very interesting exercise over the past five years. The money came initially and mainly from our Volunteers and Friends, without whom there would never have been The Hockey Museum. More latterly our endeavours have been rewarded by...

Irish Olympic Silver Medal: Oh No It Isn’t!

15 March 2016
Irish Olympic Silver Medal: Oh No It Isn’t!

In January we thought that we had found one of the 'Holy Grail' items of hockey when it was reported from Dublin that one of the 1908 Olympic Silver Medals had been discovered. We only had a small photo to go on but, as Ireland took the silver medal in...

Centenarian Still Going Strong

08 March 2016

Former Royal Navy hockey player Admiral Dick Wildish has celebrated his 101st birthday. He played in the Inter Services hockey matches in 1939 and again in 1946 and is currently the longest serving Vice President of the Royal Navy Hockey Association (RNHA), having been elected in 1970. During WW2 he...

Situations Vacant

25 February 2016

The Hockey Museum (THM) is a volunteer-led organisation and our fifty volunteers are responsible for everything that the museum achieves. Yet, as more people hear about THM and our reputation grows, there is more to be done. Not everything happens at the Museum itself in Woking. Whilst we are actively...

The Art Of Hockey: THM Launches Primary School Art Competition

23 February 2016
The Art Of Hockey: THM Launches Primary School Art Competition

This week, The Hockey Museum (THM) launches a UK-wide competition for primary schools, with the winning design being displayed at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The Hockey Museum's Art of Hockey competition, supported by The National Hockey Foundation, is open to primary schools across the United Kingdom. Children are invited...

Gavin Featherstone Joins THM Team

17 February 2016

Well-known and well-travelled hockey coach and author Gavin Featherstone has joined The Hockey Museum volunteers team as the principle reviewer for our new website feature page Book Reviews. We hope to review at least one book per month and we have quite a backlog. Perhaps surprisingly to some there are...

Feast Your Eyes On Newsletter Vol.7

04 February 2016

Our latest newsletter is now available to download. Catch up on all the latest going ons at The Hockey Museum by following this link. You'll also discover an archive of all previous newsletters. Shane Smith, 4 February 2016

The Irishman Cometh: David Balbirnie Visits THM

01 February 2016
The Irishman Cometh: David Balbirnie Visits THM

Last week The Hockey Museum (THM) had the pleasure of welcoming David Balbirnie, the Museum's International Hockey Federation (FIH) nominated Trustee, to our Woking home. The appointment of Irishman Mr Balbirnie, the former European Hockey Federation Hon. General Secretary, to THM Board Of Trustees is a sign of the Museum's increasingly...

The Hockey Writers' Club Lunch 2016 And The Commemorative Pennant

26 January 2016
The Hockey Writers' Club Lunch 2016 And The Commemorative Pennant

At the annual Hockey Writers' Club Lunch on 20 January 2016, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) President, Leandro Negre, made his customary, 'The State of Hockey' address to a room packed with hockey media, candidates for the Hockey Writers' annual awards and hockey enthusiasts and supporters. It is always a...

THM Announces Study To Scope Hockey’s Worldwide Heritage

20 January 2016
THM Announces Study To Scope Hockey’s Worldwide Heritage

The Hockey Museum (THM) is delighted to announce that it has awarded the contract to scope hockey's worldwide heritage to the Justine Reilly Consultancy (JRC). The team will be headed up by Dr Justine Reilly, who has 15 years experience of managing large multi-partner heritage programmes and extensive experience of...

The Hockey Museum Launches First Ever Calendar

19 January 2016
The Hockey Museum Launches First Ever Calendar

The Hockey Museum (THM) has launched a limited-edition calendar for 2016. Featuring a stylish and clean aesthetic in-keeping with THM’s branding, the calendar is illustrated with highlights from the Museum’s varied and ever-expanding collection of artefacts and archives from across the centuries, as well as notable dates throughout the year...

Irish Silver Medal Discovered

18 January 2016
Irish Silver Medal Discovered

At the 1908 London Olympics, six nations participated in what was the first Olympic hockey competition. The gold medal was won by England who beat Ireland 8-1 in the final. We have seen several of the gold medals and indeed we have one in our collection at The Hockey Museum....

An Enquiry To Cap It All

08 January 2016
An Enquiry To Cap It All

Interest in The Hockey Museum is partly reflected in the ever increasing number of enquiries that we receive. Hockey is a very wide ranging subject and so are the questions. Invariably we find at least part of the answer but one recent question has us stumped. The photograph to the...


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