Maddie Hinch, of HC Tilburg HC, and also Holcombe’s Nick Bandurak have actually been called UK ladies’s and also Mercian males’s gamers of the year for 2022 by the Hockey Writers’ Club.
The honor was made at the Hockey Writers’ Club (HWC) Annual Awards Presentation Lunch on Wednesday, 8th February 2023, at the Royal Thames Yacht Club,Knightsbridge Next year will certainly note the 40th wedding anniversary of the respected honor.
Hinch, 34, won the HWC ladies’s Player of the Year honor for the 4th time, having actually thrived in 2013, 2015 and also 2016. In the ballot by HWC participants, she ended up simply in advance of fellow internationals Wimbledon’s Fiona Crackles and also East Grinstead’s Tess Howard.
A 4th success takes her in advance of Karen Brown and also Kate Richardson-Walsh, both three-time champions of the honor.
Meanwhile, Bandurak, 30, won the Mercian males’s Player of the Year honor for the 2nd year straight and also signed up with Iain Lewers as the only gamers to win back-to-back HWC Men’s awards.
Hinch, that was not able to gather her honor because of her Dutch organization dedications, claimed: “It is a tremendous honour and also opportunity to get this respected honor once more. The previous year was a substantial one for myself and also my colleagues, and also certainly, it was made especially unique with England winning a historical gold medal at theCommonwealth Games A day I will certainly always remember.
” I can consider various standout specific efficiencies so getting this honor is a substantial success for me and also I’m thankful for the acknowledgment. It’s simply insane to believe that I have actually currently come to be HWC’s most embellished professional athlete, surpassing tales Karen Brown and also Kate Richardson-Walsh
“Both of these women have been role models for me and have played a crucial role in helping me reach where I am today. Their accomplishments have always been an inspiration to me and it is humbling to be mentioned in the same breath as them.”
Meanwhile, Bandurak 30, confessed to the shock to win back-to-back awards after an outstanding 24 months for club and after that being phoned for England choice in 2015.
He claimed: “It’s been an insane year. Last year I stood right here and also was asked ‘what’ s following?’ and also I claimed‘everything’ From functioning full-time to obtaining that possibility has actually been outstanding. And as I mentioned in 2015 aged 29 it resembles a bit of a cost-free swing and also I can not wait to see what’s following.
“It’s a massive surprise and honour to receive the award. It’s been an incredible 12 months and I’m chuffed to win again.”
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