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John Willmott 


Country: England
Elected: October 2020
Born: 1953

Hockey Playing Career

• 1953 started visiting Southgate Hockey Club from birth as my father played there and I joined as a player aged 15 and am still playing Over 60s
• Played socially for several other clubs – Pistons, Llamas, Handbags, Alliance – usually taking on various administrative roles
• Toured for 46 years to the 6 Nations International Veterans Tournament, held annually in each country. Have organised many International hockey tournaments and their social events.

Hockey administration roles

Committee member of Southgate HC from 1971, Chairman (1988-89 and 1995-97) and President (2011-2018)
• 1979 Secretary of the Hockey Association International Teams Committee
• 1982-86 Planning for the 1986 World Cup as Director of World Hockey Cup (London) Ltd
• 1987-89 Secretary of the National Hockey Centre Development Committee
• 1988 Official of British Olympic Association at the Seoul Olympics
• 2012-18 President of Pistons Summer Hockey Club
• 2013-15 Independent Artificial Pitch Consultant on the FIH Equipment Panel
• Currently President of WGMA, Chair of the Hockey Museum and a Committee member of Alliance HC

Other Interests

Chair – Chartered Institute of Building (Eastern Region)
• Former Trustee of the charity Sportsaid UK
• Former Chair and Governor of Swanbourne House Prep School
• International travel with family, yoga, rare breed animals
• Development of Grade 2 listed buildings

Professional Life

Construction and property development & various committees
Artificial Turf Pitch and Sports Development Consultant