Barbara West


It is with great sadness that England Hockey reports the death of Barbara West, who died recently aged 100.

Born on the 9th November 1913, she died five days short of 101st birthday. Known to all as ‘Bar’, she was an outstanding servant of women’s hockey for over 50 years, lecturing and coaching at Chelsea PE College, President of Sussex, involved in South coaching and a South Selector and much more.

In her playing days she went with two England Touring Teams to New Zealand & the USA. In later life, she and her identical twin sister, Bridget who was similarly connected with West hockey, were ever present figures at County, Territorial and International events.

There will be a service at St Andrew’s Church, Alfriston, Sussex BN26 5TL on Wednesday 19th November at 11.30. A full obituary will appear in The Times next week.