England Hockey Awards 2017

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On Saturday the 20th of May hockey lovers from across the country will gather 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 has moved location to the Athena in Leicester and is expected to bigger than ever. The dinner will see 13 awards in total including the 4 performance player awards. Some awards have been adapted from previous to make them more inclusive, you can find the award criteria here.

The lists of the awards are;
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 
Umpire of the Year 
Rising Star
Hockey Maker of the Year

The nominees have been announced - read who has been nominated here. 
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.” said Jamie, Men's Club Captain of London Royals HC who were shortlisted for Club of the Year in 2016. 

Celixir Men's Performance Award
Ajan Reginald CEO of Celixir “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 can't be taught in the classroom. It's 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”

Tickets are now on sale for the event, click here for more information.