Congratulations to John Gawley MBE

John Gawley

Congratulations to Lt Commander John Gawley, who has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours list.  John's MBE is for Services to Hockey.

John Gawley with his Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 from the England Hockey Annual Awards12 months ago, John was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the EHB's Annual Awards. 

For over 60 years, John has served the sport with dedication and enthusiasm, contributing approximately 30,000 hours of volunteering time.  He is a Level 3 umpire and has served as Honorary Secretary of the Constitution and Regulations Committee for the national governing body, as well as positions with the Combined Services Hockey and Umpires' Association, the Royal Navy Hockey Association, Southern Counties Hockey Umpires Association, Hampshire Hockey Association and the Hampshire Hockey Umpires Association.

Our congratulations to John on this fantastic honour.

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