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Myra Hardy

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.

We are celebrating our Centenary

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.

Announcing our new Sponsor

We are delighted to announce the new sponsor for our centenary year as Affinity Water, who are promoting their water-saving campaign, SOS: Save Our Streams. They have provided our club with over 100 adult and junior new home team kits, and we’d like the club members to support their campaign by spreading the word and all doing our bit to waste less water.

If you haven’t done so, please take 5 mins to sign up at where you can get free water-saving gadgets, see how much water you use vs. the national average and take water saving challenges. Thank you to everyone for getting behind this important local cause.

Want to come and join us?

We are always so happy to meet and welcome new members to our Club. Whether you are an experienced player, not played since school or have never picked up a stick, we have a team to suit you!

The season doesn’t officially start until mid September but we will be training on Wednesday evenings from 4th August onwards. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more.

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