It is with great sorrow that we announce the extremely sad news that Chelmsford HC President, Spencer Wilcox, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, 22nd February, shortly after leaving the hockey pitch at Indian Gymkhana.
While this has come as a huge shock to everybody that knew Spencer, our thoughts are primarily with Averil, Jonathan, Sarah and the rest of Spencer's family at this difficult time.
Spencer has been a great servant to the club and has occupied the roles of Secretary, Chairman and President successively, and with great distinction, for the best part of forty years, as well as undertaking many other voluntary roles and tasks around the club, including the management of our recent pitch resurfacing project. Apart from the loss of a great friend and teammate to many, Spencer's passing will leave a huge administrative and organisational hole in the club's infrastructure.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course on the usual club social media channels but, in the meantime, the club intends to honour Spencer's devotion to promoting and supporting the sport of hockey in Chelmsford by ensuring that all training sessions and matches go ahead as planned this week but that all the club's teams observe a minute's silence, as a mark of respect, before their respective matches this coming weekend, Saturday, 29th February/Sunday, 1st March.