It is with immense sadness that Surbiton Hockey Club has learned of the passing of former President and Life Vice-President Mike Beaney.

Mike passed away peacefully on the morning of Monday 20th August and will be much missed, having been a key member of the Club.

Mike joined Surbiton Hockey Club in 1958, when there was no Ladies section at the club. He was the founder of the colts section in 1978, which is now the biggest Colts section in the country.

Ten years later, together with his wife, Wendy, the Ladies section was formed of which the first team has now won the national league five years in a row and has played in Europe with several international players in the squad.

Our thoughts are with the Beaney family, Wendy, Chris and Debs, Richard and Kath and granddaughters, Emma, Charlotte, Sophie and Megan.

The funeral will be on Friday 21st September. More details will be shared nearer the time.