The England Hockey Awards evening is an annual event, giving hockey lovers from across the country the opportunity to gather to celebrate the achievements of clubs, volunteers, officials, coaches and players over the past year.
The 2020 edition took on a very different look and feel from our past events. Where we usually play host to hundreds of hockey fanatics and a boatload of hockey stars as they descend upon a venue, this year we held the event live on social media due to Covid19 restrictions. The exciting virtual experience can be seen on twitter using #EHAwards2020
On Saturday, June 6th 2020, our clubs, teams, officials, players, volunteers and hockey fans from across the country, were due to gather together to throw the ‘biggest end of season do’ to celebrate another great year of creating a Nation Where Hockey Matters.
Sadly, and completely unexpectedly, Covid-19 stopped us in our tracks. We called an early end to the season, cancelled planned fixtures and went into a national lockdown period on March 23rd. We made the decision to cancel the Awards dinner but decided for our clubs and players that we would carry on with the awards themselves, though virtually for 2020!
Notts Sport Club of the Year 2019/20 - Norton HC
Coach of the Year 2019/20 – Angie Cottee
Lifetime Achievement 2019/20 – John Holbrook
Innovation Award 2019/20 – Tunbridge Wells Flyerz
Vitality Rising Star 2019/20 – Daniel Bridges
Investec Women’s Team of the Year 2019/20 – Buckingham Ladies HC Indoor Team
Howden Men’s Team of the Year 2019/20 - Okehampton 1st XI
Official of the Year 2019/20 – Anthony Bridge
Spirit of Hockey 2019/20 – Andy Richardson
Vitality Hockey Maker of the Year 2019/20 – Sandy Sutton
Men’s Senior Performance Player 2019/20 – David Ames
Men’s Emerging Performance Player 2019/20 – Ollie Payne
Investec Women’s Senior Performance Player 2019/20 – Laura Unsworth
Investec Women’s Emerging Performance Player 2019/20 – Lily Walker
On Saturday, 11th May 2019, over 400 people from across the Hockey Family descended upon The Athena in Leicester to celebrate a spectacular year of hockey. Bringing together clubs, teams, officials, players, volunteers and hockey fans, we threw an end of season party to remember!
Notts Sport Club of the Year 2018/19 - London Wayfarers HC
Celixir Coach of the Year 2018/19 - Kathryn Redd
Lifetime Achievement 2018/19 - Miranda Smith
Vitality Rising Star 2018/19 - Helen Windsor & Jeevan Chagger
Investec Women’s Team of the Year 2018/19 - Rugby & East Warwickshire 1st XI
Howden Men’s Team of the Year 2018/19 - Stratford-upon-Avon 1st XI
Official of the Year 2018/19 - Simon Dye
Unsung Club Hero 2018/19 - Chandra Arora
Vitality Hockey Maker of the Year 2018/19 - Annie Thomas & Emma Longbottom
Men’s Senior Performance Player 2018/19 - Barry Middleton
Men’s Emerging Performance Player 2018/19 - Tom Sorsby
Investec Women’s Senior Performance Player 2018/19 - Lily Owsley
Investec Women’s Emerging Performance Player 2018/19 - Miriam Pritchard