Wisbech Town Hockey Club pays tribute to former chairman and captain Graham Ward

PUBLISHED: 16:36 06 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:31 06 November 2017

Wisbech paid their respects to former chairman Graham Ward before their game with Waltham Forest on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Ian Carter

Wisbech paid their respects to former chairman Graham Ward before their game with Waltham Forest on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Ian Carter

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Wisbech Town Hockey Club held a minute’s silence in memory of the club’s former chairman on Saturday.

Former Wisbech Town Hockey Club chairman, Graham Ward, died at the age of 81 last week.Former Wisbech Town Hockey Club chairman, Graham Ward, died at the age of 81 last week.

Wisbech and Waltham Forest players were united in silence in tribute to Graham Ward, who died last week at the age of 81, before their East Leagues Premier B Division clash.

Graham was well known for his love of hockey and was the club’s second team captain during his playing days in the 1960s.

He later became chairman of the town’s hockey and rugby teams – helping the club secure an Astroturf pitch at Harecroft Road – before going on to coach at Wisbech Grammar School.

He also had spells as president of the Eastern Counties Hockey Association and chairman of Cambridgeshire Hockey.

A club statement said: “Graham was a remarkable character who will have touched and affected many lives at Wisbech Town Hockey Club and will be sorely missed.”

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