Barry Davies steps down as BBC hockey commentator

Forty-one years have gone by since I first commentated on hockey – at the Munich Olympics, as deputy to Peter West.

A year on from London 2012, in the company of Mel Clewlow and Sean Kerly, I have decided my role in the sport should be that of a spectator – arguably more important.

The journey has been a lot of fun, with much British and English success, and I should like to thank the many people who helped me along the way.

I leave ‘the box’ with a whole host of memories and I dearly hope that 2014 will see gold at last for Kate [Walsh] and her team.

Barry Davies, BBC hockey commentator.