We are sad to announce the passing of former Club Member Peter Waghorn.
Peter joined the club in the late 50’s as a goalie, a position he played in the ICI Club with whom we had regular friendly games. ICI was employing a lot of University grads around that time, many of whom we welcomed as very good players.
He quickly made his mark with us as a fearless goalie and captained
the Men’s 2nd XI for a number of very successful seasons. He was very active on the social side of the club organising such events as
quizzes, car treasure hunts and bingo.
Off the hockey pitch he was a keen yachtsman and achieved fame as the Commodore of the Grafham Water Sailing Club. On a personal note, I and a number of members and friends enjoyed numerous sailing holidays on The Broads which may have spawned his love of the sport.
He was also a very active cyclist and chaired the Welwyn Wheelers
Cycling Club based at Gosling Velodrome. I believe that he was
involved in the coaching team that provided talent for the Olympic
In the latter years he was very active on the management side at
Gosling and chaired the Users Sub -Committee. As you can see he was a man of many parts and certainly lived life to the full.
Our Club sends our sincere condolences to Peter’s family and friends.
Tribute written by Alan Smith.
The Club AGM for the 2021/22 Season will take place on Monday 27th June at 7:30pm.
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It is with much sadness that we have to advise you that Myra Hardy (Clarke) passed away peacefully at Anson Court Care Home on 29th March with husband Simon by her side.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Simon, her daughter Gill and the five grandchildren.
Myra was a great influence on WGC Hockey club both on and off the field of play from the 1960’s through to the 1980’s, also representing Hertfordshire and her native Scotland during her career. She played a big part in Welwyn’s dominance in Hertfordshire during this time. Playing centre half, she was always in the thick of the action and was a formidable opponent. Later on, when she stopped playing, she turned her hand to coaching and managing the Ladies 1st Team who benefited greatly from her experience. It was lovely to see daughter, Gill, following in her footsteps to become a formidable player in her own right.
Myra was a true great of Welwyn Garden City Ladies Hockey Club.
Details of the funeral arrangements have now been confirmed as 10.15am on Thursday 28th April at Harwood Park and afterwards at Welwyn RFC.
Tribute written by Sue Owen.
Welwyn Garden City Hockey Club is celebrating a huge milestone this season – we have been playing hockey in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield for 100 years!
We are hosting a special celebration evening on Saturday 30th April at Tewin Bury Farm. All current and past members (plus guests) are welcome to attend. Register your place here.
We are also collecting photos from Club members and it’s great to reminisce over fond memories. See photos from over the years here.
If you’d like to get involved in the celebrations or have any questions, please contact us.