Peter Dodgson

England Hockey was saddened to hear of the death of Peter Dodgson, a stalwart of the sport from the Midlands.

Peter had been ill for some time but had borne this with good humour and courageously carried on with work and hockey during this period. 

He is best known for his support of Evesham Hockey Club for whom he played and took on many different roles from the 70s onwards. At the time of his death he was President of the club. 

Over the years he had contributed immensely to the club’s junior programme and had helped develop a number of young players many of whom have remained with the club. 

Recognition of his work came when an Evesham HC Boys team was selected to play at Willesden as part of the complementary activities programme at the 1986 Men’s World Cup. This of course was one of his proudest moments in the game. In 2010 he was shortlisted for a grassroots sport award on BBC Midlands for his long time support of Evesham. 

Peter was also at the forefront of the Worcestershire Schools & Youth Association in the 1980s and 1990s, managing a number of their age group sides and was an active umpire in the County until recently. 

Our condolences go to Peter’s family and friends.