England Hockey Awards 2017

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On Saturday 20th May hockey lovers from across the country gathered to celebrate the achievements of volunteers, umpires, coaches and players over the past year at the England Hockey Awards Dinner 2017.

This year's event moved to the Athena in Leicester and was bigger than ever before. The dinner saw 13 awards in total handed out, including the four Performance Player trophies. Some awards were adapted from previous years to make them more inclusive and you can find the award criteria here.

The awards on offer were:
  • Notts Sport Club of the Year
  • Men's Team of the Year
  • Women's Team of the Year
  • Unsung Club Hero
  • Celixir Men's Senior Performance Player
  • Men's Junior Performance Player
  • Investec Women's Senior Performance Player
  • Investec Women's Junior Performance Player
  • Coach of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Rising Star
  • Innovation
  • Hockey Maker of the Year
Click here to read this year's the list of nominees.
Notts Sport Club of the Year
“Notts Sport are proud to support the Club of the Year award in such an outstanding year. As Official Facilities Partner to England Hockey, we are committed to growing the game at all levels, and therefore it is important to recognise the individual achievements of the grass roots and professional teams that continue to drive and develop the sport in the UK. We wish the best of luck to everyone nominated!”
Duncan Bennett, Managing Director, Notts Sport.

“For the London Royals, being shortlisted was an honour in itself.  For a relatively small and young club in comparison to most we have achieved a lot, the club has big aspirations and that is thanks to the England Hockey Awards. It is a great event to celebrate the hockey community from across the country. Whether you are a winner or not, just being part of a hockey family that are doing likeminded things across the country for one night is truly incredible. We are all striving to put hockey on the map and the England Hockey Awards is a celebration of just that.”
Jamie, Men's Club Captain of London Royals HC who were shortlisted for Club of the Year in 2016. 

Celixir Men's Performance Award
“The positive culture, winning mentality and high levels of investment in both individual and group performance are required to succeed in team environments. Whether in elite sport or in our field of medical innovation, we routinely face significant challenges that can only be surmounted by exceptional teams. 
"Hockey is a great sport through which we learn the life lessons that cannot be taught in the classroom. It is this team ethos of discipline, service and synergy that Celixir applies in our mission to cure life-threatening disease. We wish the best of luck to everyone nominated.”
Ajan Reginald, CEO of Celixir