England Hockey Awards 2017 nominees announced

EH Awards Dinner

On the evening of Saturday 20th May, at the Athena in Leicester, hockey lovers from all over the country will gather at the England Hockey Awards Dinner to celebrate the achievements of volunteers, umpires, coaches and players over the past year.

The quality of the nominees in each of the categories was once again exceptionally high, making for some tough decisions for the England Hockey selection panel.  We are, however, delighted to now announce the following shortlist.


Beeston Hockey Club

Bromsgrove Hockey Club

Holcombe Hockey Club

Scarborough Hockey Club

Umpire of the Year

Hannah Harrison

Joy Elliott-Bowman

Matt Harrison

Hockey Maker of the Year

Katie Bent

Angela Mance

Karen Stevenson

Rising Star

Kyle Beckett

Tom Gardner

Tom Ling

Coach of the Year

Gareth Ikin

Danny Kerry

Gareth Weaver-Tyler

James Cunliffe

Rob Turner

Jessica Jecketts

Kevin Johnson

Team of the Year- Men's

Boots 1st XI

Durham University 1st XI

Leeds Adel 4th XI

Liverpool Sefton 1st XI

London Royals 1st XI

Loughborough Town 2nd XI

Wilmslow 1st XI

Wimbledon 1st XI

Holcombe 1st XI

Indian Gymkhana Grand Masters (Over 60s)

Sevenoaks 1st XI

Team of the Year- Women’s

Vikings Ladies A

Garstang 2nd XI

Liverpool Sefton 4th XI

Newent 1st XI

Pendle Forest 1st XI

Thirsk 1st XI

Camberley & Farnborough 1st XI

Bournemouth 3rd XI

Buxton 1st XI

Wimbledon 1st XI

London Academicals 1st XI

Notts Sport Club of the Year

Wapping Hockey Club

Blackheath & Old Elthamians Hockey Club

Caradon Hockey Club

PHC Chiswick Hockey Club

Harleston Magpies Hockey Club

New Forest Hockey Club

Amersham & Chalfont Hockey Club

Holcombe Hockey Club

Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club

Bishop’s Stortford Hockey Club

Unsung Hero

Frances Loffler-Thompson

Sarah Watts

Philippa Leguen de Lacroix

Jon Rye

Ali Gardner

Alexandra Smart

Matt Wilde

Charlotte Hallworth

In addition to those categories shown, awards will also be presented in the performance player categories.


For a table of 10 it will cost £420 and for an individual ticket it is £45. To reserve your ticket(s), please complete the Ticket Booking Form and return it to joe.daniel@englandhockey.co.uk For more information on ticket for the night please see our ticket page.

Staying Over and travel

There are numerous local hotels available and the Athena is easily accessible by road and rail.  For more information on the hotel locations and discounts available, as well as travel information please download our information document here.

For further information, please contact joe.daniel@englandhockey.co.uk