Graham Wilson Media Centre

media centre

The media centre at the Hockey Champions Trophy has been named after journalist Graham Wilson who sadly passed away earlier in the year from cancer.

Graham was the chairman of the Hockey Writers' Club, a hockey journalist for the Daily Express and former Club President at Havering Hockey Club.

Wife Lisa commented on the naming of the centre; “It is an incredible tribute because Graham loved international hockey as well as grassroots at his club Havering. This is a real tribute because the pinnacle of his career was following international hockey."

Sadly this was not the first tragedy to hit the Wilson family as only a few months earlier they lost their hockey playing son, Tom after a freak accident on the pitch.

“What Graham wanted is that Tom's memory is kept alive. It was unprecedented what happened in December on the pitch. It just doesn’t happen. We are very proud that he was an organ donor and hopefully this can highlight to others in the hockey world to sign up. We hope in the future that Graham and Tom's memory will be kept alive in the international events and through the hockey family."

“The hockey family have been so important to us in our tragic couple of months from messages from across the country and Great Britain captains to messages from across the world; it has meant so much to us.”

Register to become an organ donor here.