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We lose TJ Hockeyman. ... read
CLUB AGM  ... read
All Hockey Cancelled. ... read
Our Lovely Bissie ... read
Curry & Quiz 8th Feb - a great success ... read
Junior Hockey Today, Sunday, Jan 19th ... read
Charity Coffee Morning ... read
Club Training ... read
Junior Hockey ... read
The MAGIC of Hockey ... read
Jonno Braved the Shave ... read
A very sad day for the Club ... read
SECURITY ... read
Ladies Back to Hockey ... read
Junior Coaching ... read
U14 Area champions ... read
Sad loss of a club member and friend. ... read
Juniors Shine at County Tournament ... read
Ladies Back to Hockey ... read
Success at ladies Summer sixes at Lady bay ... read
2nd Team Kit Sponsors ... read
Helen Wins Notts Sportsperson of the Year Award ... read
A Golden Hockey Day to remember ... read
Members Award ... read
U18 Boys remain exiled.  ... read
Not Getting Club Email? ... read
physio available to all ... read
Junior Finals ... read
U18 Exiles win again. ... read
Sunday, March 18th ... read
U12s do well at Midland Region HA championship ... read
U12s in County Tournament ... read
We lose TJ Hockeyman.

It is with a very heavy heart and a damp keyboard that I have to write this email. Yesterday we lost our great friend, hockey aficionado, club enthusiast and lifelong great bloke Tony Johnson to the blight that is cancer.

Tony had been battling away with great stoicism, to the extent that many people didn't even realise that he was ill. He was of the generation that found it rediculous to make a meal of illness or injury, plowing on regardless, why would a broken foot stop you playing the game that you loved ... (hockey if you aren't paying attention). The last few weeks have been very difficult as he was unable to eat, but he was able to forgoe pain killers - as you might expect - until this weekend. Our thoughts go out to Pip at this time, and I would ask you to refrain from calling her, if you are inclined to do so, as we do not want her to be inundated with calls from Club Members over the next week or so - unless of course you were close friends and she knows who you are. I hope you get my drift.

Tony was of course loved by everyone who knew him. He was simply a lover of hockey and of West Bridgford Hockey Club, and if you did the same then he loved you too. He was also one of those people who if you asked him to do something then he found it difficult to say no. A nicer guy you would be hard pushed to find. If you love sport, beer, talking to people, beer, hockey, old motor cars, beer, big dogs, balls, sticks, beer, leaning on a bar chatting about Tranmere Rovers or beer, rebuilding MGA's, playing centre forward at 65, umpiring, checking pitches in the Winter, having life long hockey friends, and drinking beer, then he was your man. He was mine.

We have lost a truly great friend. More will be written, as will any details of what happens next. Hopefully we will be able to do something funeral related if not actually attending the funeral, and we will of course have a massive life celebration when CV is over. Until then I will keep you informed by email and the club web site. If you have anything you would like to write about Tony please forward to me as I can collate and forward to Pip.

Stay safe