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Trevor Jones

 

17.05.1930 – 24.10 2021

It is sad to relate the passing of a great servant of our sport with the passing of Trevor Jones at the age of 91. Trevor was a true all-rounder within hockey having played outfield and in goal, becoming an umpire and involving himself in administration throughout. Trevor accomplished these things at all levels, including international.

Trevor’s early life saw him play rugby and football at school as well as during National Service in the RAF. He excelled at football, playing for several well-known Midlands’ clubs, including a trial for Notts County and he was a very useful club cricketer in the Birmingham area. However, it was not until his late 20s when working for Dunlop that he was introduced to hockey. Having been injured playing football but still able to run, Trevor was talked into playing outfield for one of Fort Dunlop Hockey Club’s lower elevens. Several of his work colleagues played hockey and the sports facilities at Fort Dunlop were second to none.

Having played cricket, tennis and golf he had no difficulty in hitting the ball, yet his greatest asset was his speed. He set himself a target of getting into the 1st XI within 12 games which he achieved on the twelfth game. The following season the 1st XI goalkeeper (GK) left for university and owing to his football experience Trevor was asked to play in goal. He prospered in this position and after a couple of seasons played for Warwickshire. At 6’2” he was very imposing as a GK, but county appearances were rare as the first choice Warwickshire keeper played for England and Great Britain.

Playing in goal provides an aware of everything going on before you. Trevor considered that the appointed umpires were of ’mixed ability’ and decided that he could do better than most. He saw umpiring as a different route to represent his country. In 1966 he joined the Birmingham Counties Hockey Umpires Association and in 1974 progressed to his first international appointment, Ireland vs Spain at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

In 1975, having umpired three full international matches, his name was put forward to the International Hockey Federation (FIH). Trevor received appointments for them and for the Hockey Association (HA) until 1980 when, at the age of 50, he had reached the compulsory retirement age. During his career Trevor umpired 20 international matches and many English county and club finals and championship games.

Having gained a lot from the game, Trevor always tried to put something back into hockey. He became Fort Dunlop HC. Honorary Secretary (Hon. Sec.), Warwickshire Hon. Sec., Midlands Hon. Sec., and Hon. Sec. for the Great Britain Hockey Board during which time the men won a bronze medal at the Los Angeles Olympic Games. In addition, whilst working for Swiftplan in Bahrain, Trevor set up an umpires’ association as well as umpiring and coaching new umpires.

Trevor formally retired whilst at the top but continued to umpire at club level for Reading HC for more than twenty years, mainly for the top veterans’ team. The tribute from Reading HC (elsewhere on our website) praises Trevor’s unstinting contribution to hockey club life towards the end of his very full life.

During his long hockey career, Trevor made many longstanding friendships around the world. His understanding wife Janet, to whom he was married for more than fifty years, contributed greatly to this. Having finally hung up his whistle a couple of years ago, Trevor and Janet moved to Shrewsbury to be near family but, much to Trevor’s sorrow, Janet passed away not long afterwards.

A personal note from the The Hockey Museum Curator Mike Smith, a former member of Fort Dunlop HC:

"I was the recipient of Trevor’s encouragement and enthusiasm at the start of my hockey life nearly sixty-five years ago when I was a schoolboy. He handwrote personal notes to me on the weekly Fort Dunlop HC newsletters that went out to members. That I still remember his encouragement a lifetime on shows the enduring effect my old friend had on my hockey journey."

 

Mike Smith

Peter Boizot

 

16.11.1929 – 05.12.2018

Most hockey enthusiasts will have enjoyed Pizza Express or a Peroni beer at some time, but would they know of their connections to hockey?

The answer lies in the story of Peter Boizot, described on his newly installed plaque in Peterborough Town Hall as “Mr Peterborough”. Yet Peter was also a great hockey enthusiast and the founder of Pizza Express. He loved jazz music and these four passions – his hometown, Italian cuisine, hockey and jazz – dominated Peter’s life. Each would merit a long story in their own right.

 

Peter Boizot plaque

 

For the good people of his home town to describe him as Mr Peterborough is a great accolade and to erect a plaque to him in the Town Hall is a much-deserved honour. Peter saved Peterborough United Football Club bringing in the irrepressible Barry Fry as his manager, took over the splendid Great Northern Hotel and gave great support to the Cathedral. Few can have shown such support for Peterborough.

Peter founded Pizza Express from which he imported and launched Peroni beer into the UK marketplace. The company’s success enabled him to indulge his passions including jazz and hockey. He even turned the basement of one of his restaurants into a celebrated jazz venue. Within hockey, Peter was President of Hampstead HC and he bought a local pub to provide them with a clubhouse! His generosity extended into the wider sport with sponsorship of the South League, the London League and many other causes within hockey.

Peter died in 2018 but not before he heard about the The Hockey Museum. Thankfully he donated some splendid trophies, one of which is pictured, and we hold a framed presentation piece of the ties of all the member clubs of the London League that were presented to Peter as a token of their thanks and appreciation.

pdfMaybe we in hockey should erect a hockey heritage blue plaque to commemorate a great friend of our sport?

Further information on Peter’s life can be downloaded as PDF courtesy of his long-time hockey club Hampstead & Westminster HC. Click the PDF icon to download. Alternatively, the Pizza Express website carries a tribute; click here.

 

Peterborough Cup
 
An ornate silver trophy donated to The Hockey Museum by Peter Boizot in 2014. It depicts a men's hockey scene in relief and is understood to have been a Peterborough Hockey Club trophy around 1913.

 

John Grimmer

 

11.11.1941 – 30.06.2021

We are sad to announce the passing of John Handley Grimmer. John was a 1st XI player for Hounslow Hockey Club and Middlesex County Hockey in the 1960s and 1970s. He went on to coach both sides to great success.

John played for England in 2 outdoor internationals and 6 indoor internationals in early '70s.

He is fondly remembered by teammates and opponents alike.

John had an eye for spotting young talented players such as Jon Potter and Kulbir Bhaura. He also arranged overseas tours for the purpose of gaining experience for young talent, several of whom have gone on to enjoy Olympic success.

John had a fine cricketing career playing for Wembley Cricket Club in late '60s/early '70s and he was a leading light in the foundation of the Middlesex County league. John joined Shepherds Bush Cricket Club in the mid-'70s. There his efforts help to create an environment of inclusivity for younger players. His legacy is embodied in the reputation Shepherds Bush now enjoys as a leading example of a thriving multi-ethnic cricket club within the Middlesex League.

He will be remembered for doing all of this with a smile on his face. An exceptional raconteur, his friendships in the sporting world extend well beyond these shores. Our sympathies to his family circle, wife Di, sons, Simon and Andrew, daughters Adele and Emily and grandchildren Raff, Zac, Bjorn, Betsy, Anton and Oskar.

Freddie Martin

 

John Grimmer 1      John Grimmer 2
     
A floral tribute to John Grimmer from Ladykillers HC.
Ella Vlandy back row far right in Scotland team 1939
 
Scotland women's hockey team, 1939. Ella Vlandy is back row far right.

 

06.02.1914 – 14.07.2021

The Hockey Museum is saddened to report the recent passing of Ella Vlandy. At 107, she was thought to be the eldest surviving Scottish international hockey player. Ella was still living independently in North Berwick and in February this year, celebrated her 107th birthday. She received many messages from friends and neighbours but sadly, due to Covid restrictions these all had to be by card or telephone.

Born in 1914, before the start of WW1, Ella was brought up in North Berwick. Her father, Maurice, came from Greece and married a Scottish girl, Mary, before taking on the running of a hotel called Redcroft in North Berwick, just south of Edinburgh. She was sent to a boarding school in Edinburgh called St Bride’s. When interviewed in 2014 on her 100th birthday, she remembered that it very unusual in North Berwick for girls to attend boarding school, but she thought it was because her parents were busy with the hotel.

In 1932 she went to Dartford College of Physical Education (PE) in Kent where she played hockey, lacrosse, netball, cricket, tennis, and rounders. She would also have trained in gymnastics as Dartford at that time was the leading college in training the Bergman Osterberg Swedish drill.

When she qualified as a teacher in 1935, her first post was at St Columba’s School, Kilmacolm, Glasgow. By now Ella was excelling at hockey and a year later, she was first selected for the Scottish team. She played hockey for Scotland as a forward both before and after World War 2. Her first game in 1936 was against England when Scotland lost 0-1. She then went on to play against South Africa. Ella played up until the start of the war in 1939 and then when international sport started up again in 1946, she played for a further three years until 1948, gaining 8 caps in total.

Ella joined the staff at Dunfermline PE College in 1938 as a part-time ‘officer’ but, when the college moved to Aberdeen in 1939, she took on a larger role at the Teacher Training Centre in Aberdeen where she majored in outdoor games. In later life, she moved to Dundee Teacher Training College and remained there until she retired. In recent years she returned to her home in North Berwick.

Ella was not only a talented hockey player but also played county tennis and was a keen golfer. She joined the North Berwick Golf Club in 1946 and went on to be Captain. In later years she was made an Honorary Member. Ella did not marry and had no children but led a very active and sociable life for over 10 decades.

 

By Katie Dodd

This obituary has been written with help from Scottish historian, Jane Claydon.

 

Further Commemoration

pdfFurther information can be found courtesy of articles from the East Lothian Courier. Click here and here.

An obituary from The Scotsman newspaper can be downloaded by clicking the PDF icon.

 

 

Ally Fredericks in action for South Africa

 

02.09.1971 – 15.06.2021

The tragic premature passing this month of former hockey Olympian Allistar Fredericks in Johannesburg has been widely mourned by hockey folk beyond the shores of his native South Africa.

Allistar's story is one of the modern world. In 1994 he became the first non-white international in the nation's long hockey history to be selected first for the World Cup, then the All African Games and culminating at the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996.

His rise to such achievements following South Africa's return to the international fold after decades of political isolation was against all odds. He was born and raised in a township in Kimberley in the Northern Cape. His educational background was limited, denied even basic provision of books and facilities in the troubled times of school boycotts and the social unrest of the 1980s.

Allistar's (Ally) escape was through his love of playing hockey at his local segregated club which was affiliated to the South African Council on Sport (SACOS) who opposed the division of sport on racial grounds in South Africa.

By the age of 18, he was already making heads turn with his array of stick skills, fast hands and dexterity of footwork. His sporting talents were natural and he could have been selected for his Griqualand Province in football or rugby as well.

Ally chose hockey, but the law of the land only allowed him to play in SACOS representative teams. His nature was always positive and genial, and it was these attributes which allowed him to qualify as a 'fitter and turner' in the metallurgical engineering workshops. He at least had a trade to fall back on.

His big break came in 1994 when, at the age of 23, Ally moved to Pretoria where the new Nelson Mandela government broke the shackles to non-white sportsmen's advancement. A newly appointed international team coach with a more enlightened approach from the selection panel ensured that Ally's talents were to be recognised with his selection for the Sydney World Cup.

The inclusion of a person of colour for the first time caused a sensation in the hockey world for the next three years as South Africa emerged out of isolation to become a top ten nation globally and Africa's premier power.

 

Ally Fredericks with Gavin Featherstone
 

Allistar Fredericks with Gavin Featherstone.

Images courtesy of Gavin Featherstone.

 

It was never a case of just Ally's natural abilities; it was all about what he represented at this dynamic time in the sports-mad nation. He played with a smile on his face, a joie de vivre seldom matched by his team mates or his opponents. His positive response to coaching was infectious which made him a valued and popular member of a young and ambitious squad. His partnership as a twin striker with Greg 'Beefy' Nicol was feared throughout international hockey.

Come the Atlanta Olympic Games, fame had come to Allistar amongst his own community in South Africa. He was aware of this and perhaps he felt the need to redirect his focus after he fell out of favour with successive coaches and managers.

Ally redirected his concern and concentration into the emergence of previously disadvantaged players creating new opportunities for playing in the provincial and national age group teams. Exciting new talents emerged under his care and guidance, notably spread across cities like Port Elizabeth, East London and Kimberley. As a coaching coordinator or as a national team performance director he adopted a hands-on approach to allow free upward passage to the underprivileged in South African hockey communities.

As evidence to this, in recent years Ally opened his own hockey academy at Beaulieu College just north of Johannesburg. The school generously offered hockey and sports scholarships to young aspiring players thrust out of difficult environments to receive tremendous academic and sports training amongst the finest facilities. Future national team players are today rolling off this accredited nursery.

Ally had turned full circle to offer to many what he had solely and independently experienced. He was the first and he always valued and appreciated that.

Allistar Fredericks was one of a kind, always playing and living life with a smile on his face. His name gives his memory an everlasting note:

He was AlliSTAR.

South African hockey is in a far better place for his contribution and experience.

 

Gavin Featherstone
South Africa National and Olympic Head Coach 1994-1996.

nadean withers1 1 1

 

01.11.1949 – 09.06.2021

The Hockey Museum is sad to advise of the death of one of its volunteers, Nadean Burden (previously Withers, née Toes).

Nadean was a feisty, direct Yorkshire woman who came to London as a newly qualified PE teacher to work in an inner London comprehensive school in the early 1970s. She joined Wimbledon Ladies’ Hockey Club where she was a stalwart of the 1st XI for many years and played for Surrey 2nd XI. She became firm friends with Judy Smith and Evelyn Somerville who are now our museum’s Librarian and Oral History lead.

Later in her working life she re-trained as an IT consultant, working as a trainer in the use of computers, a skill which was extremely useful to the museum in the early days of its new home in Woking as she was able to teach less computer-literate volunteers how to use the museum’s cataloging software. She also took on the responsibility, firstly of our enquiries service and then as the lead volunteer in charge of our video collection.

In the later years of her life she developed a persistent cough and breathing difficulties and whilst attending hospital to investigate the problem caught Covid last winter. This resulted in further spells in hospital and although she recovered from Covid her already damaged lungs had become too weakened and she died at home on 9 June.

Her lively, forthright, passionate and friendly personality will be much missed, not only by her friends at THM but also by her many friends at Sutton Green Golf Club where she was Ladies’ Vice Captain and especially by her second husband David to whom she had only been married for less than two years.

Her funeral is on 24 June at 3pm, by invitation only, due to the restriction in numbers because of the size of the chapel at Woking Crematorium. It will be live streamed.

 

Nadean and Pink Panthers photo mid 1970s
 
The Pink Panthers c.1977; a touring, festival team which regularly featured Nadean (standing, third from right)
along with The Hockey Museum stalwarts Evelyn Somerville, Judy Smith and Katie Dodd (all pictured).

 

By Judy Smith & Evelyn Somerville

 Parminder Singh Saini action 1988 OG

 

19.09.1957 – 30.05.2021

Parminder (Kake) Singh Saini who represented Kenya the Los Angeles 1984 and Seoul 1988 Olympic Games died in Kisumu on 30 May – a Covid-19 victim, aged 63.

Parminder died on the same day he was due to join other Kenyan Olympic players at a Zoom get-together. He had confirmed his attendance and was looking towards this event. The sad news of his passing came just four hours after the Zoom conference, attended by some 20 Kenyan Olympians, ended.

In a sign of the esteem in which 'Kake' was held, a minute's silence was observed during the Madaraka Day celebrations in Kisumu on 1 June. Madaraka Day is a national holiday commemorating Kenya's independent self-governance following British colonial rule.

Randiek Nashon, Chairman of Kenya Hockey Union said on hearing the sad news:

"Parminder Singh Saini was a great hockey player who represented this country for a long time. On my own behalf and [on behalf of my] family, the Kenya Hockey Union Council, the hockey fraternity, and the Olympic family and friends, we extend our sincere condolences".

Avtar Singh Sohal, Kenya’s legendary player and coach said on hearing the news:
"I played and coached Kaka. He was one of the greatest Kenyan players. He had smile all the time, a humble down-to-earth and adorable person. We all will miss him, especially the hockey fraternity. We have lost a great sports personality. May the Almighty rest his soul in eternal peace. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends."

Parminder was born on 19 September 1957 in Kisumu, Kenya. He studied at Miwani Primary School, Kisumu and Kisumu Boys High School. He played hockey for Kisumu Boys High School until 1976.

In 1976 he travelled to the UK for further studies and studied at Langley College in Slough, Berkshire. He joined Slough Hockey Club, one of the top hockey clubs in the country at the time and played for the club’s first team until 1979.

He returned to Kenya in 1979 and joined Kisumu Simba Union Club.

Parminder represented Kenya at the Six Nations Tournament in Loisano, Italy where he earned his first international cap when he was selected to play against India on 5 September 1981.

He captained Kenya at the East African Championship in Tanga, Tanzania in 1983.

He played in the test series against India in Kenya and captained the team in the fourth test match in June 1983.

He was selected to represent Kenya at the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984 scoring two goals against Canada and one goal against USA.

He represented Kenya at the All African Games in Nairobi in August 1987.

He played at the Lada Classic Tournament in Luton, England in August 1988.

Parminder was selected to represent Kenya at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and played at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tournaments in India.

He played for Africa in the inaugural Inter-Continent Tournament played in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in December 1990.

He played his last international match against Zimbabwe in Nairobi on 13 February 1993.

After retiring from playing, Parminder coached Kisumu Simba Union.

He was Manager of the Kenya national team at the All Africa Games in South Africa in 1999 and was the vice chairman of Kenya Hockey Union from 2014 to 2015. At the time of his passing he remained a technical advisor.

Parminder Singh Saini was born in Kisumu, Kenya and died in Kisumu, Kenya.

 

 

By Dil Bahra
Article courtesy of Sikhs in Hockey.

 

Beijing Olympics Jane Nockolds
 
 Jane Nockolds was prepared for all weather at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.


27.05.1959 – 25.03.2021

By Val Sassall.

I first met Jane when we were both in our early 20s, at the Penzance Festival. I was umpiring and Jane was the bandana-wearing midfield player for Devon Maids having constant banter with me. We were friends from that day. Jane told me recently that the day was one she remembered for my yellow jumper and white gloves – it was probably the catalyst for her later seeking a better image for umpiring!

Our paths consistently crossed as we worked our way through our territories and then onto the National League panels, Jane even umpired ‘in the shed’ making the Crystal Palace Indoor Finals, but much preferred being outdoors. Jane went on to higher things and operated at the very top level of the game domestically and internationally for a number of years, representing Great Britain and England at multiple international events. She was a world-class umpire, officiating at the World Cup in Utrecht and Champions Trophies in Amsterdam, Macau and Sydney. Jane then went on to umpire managing, with her treasured appointments being one of the Umpire Manager team at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China and the World Cup in Rosario, Argentina.

 

Beijing Olympics Umpire Manager team
 
Jane Nockolds (seated, second left) with the team of officials appointed to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.


Whilst she always looked confident, I remember Jane staying over before one of her first international matches. She wore more of her coffee than drinking it, shaking so much – although she couldn’t recall whether it was nerves for her first match with the Dutch or with her colleague, Olympic umpire Gill Clarke.

Jane made a tremendous impact on the umpiring world. She introduced standards for umpiring, an umpire pathway that is still used today and brought in the use of technology (including the use of radios). Her greatest legacy is the National Young Umpire programme, which is still in operation today and has gone on to identify and nurture so many top umpires who are currently servicing the game.

Away from hockey, Jane enjoyed the beauty of Dartmoor where she lived, and the company of her wife Sarah, and their two dogs. Jane’s competitive spirit still showed in her last job, which saw her garden centre team win a national award.

Jane’s popularity shone when friends across the globe in the umpiring world came together to support Jane and Sarah throughout the illness which she fought so bravely and with her usual determination. We were all delighted they were able to go on a final trip of a lifetime to South Africa.

The phenomenal Jane will never be forgotten by all the young umpires, her old friends and people globally; Jane lit up events with her humour, personality and camaraderie.

Val Sassall, former FIH Umpire

 

England Hockey have published their own truibute to Jane Nockolds. Click here to read this.

Grace Robertson
 
Portrait of Grace Robertson, unknown artist.


16.04.1930 – 03.03.2021

It is difficult to put into words what Grace meant to me and to field hockey in the United States – she was an inspiration to so many and we shall all miss her a great deal.

When I graduated from college in the mid-1960s and took my first job at a small liberal arts college in central Pennsylvania, I already knew that I wanted to be involved in providing sport opportunities for girls and women. Growing up near Philadelphia, I had been fortunate to compete in high school and college sports, but most young women I met in college had not. Field hockey presented those opportunities for me and I immediately became involved and represented our local association at my first US Field Hockey National Tournament in 1966 where I met the United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA) President, Grace Robertson, for the first time.

Over the decades I came to realise that Grace was the very embodiment of US field hockey. Our longest serving president, serving not once but on four occasions, Grace's service did not end with her final term. She continued to support and advocate for field hockey, to represent and inspire other women to service for field hockey, nationally and internationally, as so many of her friends in the UK can attest. She was inducted to the US Field Hockey Hall of Fame in 1971. Grace's support of our women's national team, traveling with the rest of ‘The Golden Girls’ all over the world, continued to the end of her remarkable life. We shall miss Grace at future hockey events where her absence will be noted, but we shall also remember her, her love for, and her service to, our wonderful sport.

A full tribute to Grace is posted on the US Field Hockey website, click here.

Sharon Taylor
Past President of US Field Hockey and THM supporter

David Prosser      David Prosser GB cap award player no 144 with Lewis Prosser son


Left: A smiling David on his motorised scooter that helped keep him mobile in recent times.

Right: David was presented with his GB honours cap by his son Lewis.

 

25.01.1943 – 24.01.2021

The Hockey Museum (THM) is very saddened to record the death of David Prosser, one of our greatest supporters. He was there at the rebirth of THM in Woking in 2012, attending the opening ceremony and was always in the background with support, encouragement and material.

David was one of very few players to have represented his country whilst still at school. He went on to represent Wales a (then) record sixty-nine times. One of David’s proudest comments was to tell you that his son Lewis now shares that record, although with the increased frequency of matches Lewis’s total is closing in on two hundred!

Despite his debilitating illness of late, David got out on his motorised scooter to watch Lewis whenever he could.

It was at Kingston Grammar School (KGS) where David learned his hockey, in the infamous ‘cage’, and by a happy coincidence Lewis is now coaching hockey at KGS. However, when David left school, he showed his true all-round sporting ability by joining Surrey County Cricket Club.

In hockey David went on to captain both Wales and Great Britain (GB) and details of his career are given in the excellent appreciation that follows from Hockey Wales. He was also selected as International Hockey Player of the Year in 1972.

Knowing that David had a life-threatening illness, THM decided to honour our friend by arranging the early presentation of his GB Honours Cap. The result of our GB Stats Project, the caps are due for general presentation later this year but we felt it appropriate to get David’s to him as soon as possible. So, at Christmas just past, David received his cap – in lockdown – from Lewis. It is fair to say that David was thrilled to bits.

 

Read Hockey Wales’s tribute to David Prosser by clicking here.

Peter Crane on safari credit Crane family
 
Peter Crane on one of many family safaris.
Image courtesy of the Crane family.


Peter Crane 04.12.35 – 20.12.20

A great servant and supporter of both English and international hockey, Peter Crane, has died at the age of 86. Peter’s hockey interest began at Whitgift School, Croydon. This was followed by his National Service when he was a commissioned officer in the Royal Artillery spending his two years of service stationed in Celle in Germany. There he played a lot of hockey and became an honorary member of Flottbeck HC. On his return to England Peter played for Purley HC where he was variously Captain and President over three decades and Chairman of the Sports Club from 1980 to 1998. His contribution was recognised by the awarding of Life Membership.

Although Peter ran a very successful surveying and property development company his activity within the hockey world was insatiable. At home, Peter was on the Surrey County Committee from 1966 to 1974, Hon. Match Secretary of the Hockey Association (HA) from 1974 to 1980 and a HA Vice President and Director of the World Cup Board from 1982 to 1986. Prior to this, Peter was responsible for developing a fascinating proposal to give hockey a permanent home at the Chiswick Polytechnic Stadium which, although planning permission was granted, never became a reality. He was awarded the HA National Award of Merit in 1987.

Alongside his domestic hockey activity Peter worked hard within the International Hockey Federation (FIH). He was elected a member of the FIH Youth Committee in 1978, becoming its Secretary from 1985 to 1988. He then became Hon. Secretary of the FIH Competitions Committee from 1988 to 2000. Very significantly, Peter was elected a member of the FIH Council in 1985 and served for more than ten years. He was a founder member of the FIH Executive Board from 1993 to 2001. During his time with the FIH Peter attended four Olympic Games as Technical Director and he received the FIH Order of Merit in 1994.

Back in England, he was the Chairman of the National Hockey Stadium Project Group which delivered hockey’s purpose-built stadium, from 1992 to 1998. One of Peter’s lasting legacies was as the commissioner and financier of the 'Hockey Family' statue (right) which stood outside our National Hockey Stadium at Milton Keynes until its closure. The statue now stands at Beeston Hockey Club and remains one of very few pieces of real art relating to our sport and is certainly one of the best.

Mike Smith
28.01.2021

The Hockey Family statue Chris Boulton 1986 Nottingham Hockey Centre attribution Clem Rutter
 
A Family Sport (aka the Hockey Family statue), a sculpture by Chris Boulton.
Image credit: Clem Rutter (Wikimedia).

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