Hockey in the New Year's Honors List

We are delighted to announce that Mary Eyre was awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours list. We send our congratulations to Mary on this fantastic achievement.

Mary is a legendary figure in the world of hockey, having played at club, county and England levels and served in some capacity or other in the various west of England administration structures for the past 60 years. She has been totally dedicated to any role she has undertaken and in many quarters was regarded as a lynch pin of the West Hockey Association. At the age of 80, Mary still supports the West Hockey Association at regional tournaments and continues to be active with the East Gloucestershire Ladies Hockey Club. She has served Gloucestershire (as secretary for 60 years!!) and the West Hockey Association as President, and continues to be a very strong supporter of junior hockey, having encouraged many schoolgirls into the game.
In addition she has been an England hockey umpire and selector, and represented her country at cricket and played at junior Wimbledon .
She was nominated by Anne Baker - England Hockey’s National Development Manager for Coaching, Sheila Plant - Chairman of Southern Counties Hockey Association, and Philip Kimberley - Executive Chairman of England Hockey.

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