A Tribute to Sam Ford

A few weeks ago, Mansfield Hockey Club were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our former members in Sam Ford. Sam is fondly remembered by many of the senior members of the club as both a key committee member and a great team mate from the 1980s up until is forced retirement in the 2000s, and the club would not be in the position it is today without the work from himself, his father Dave, and his brother Tom.

Yesterday, as tribute to Sam, we hosted the inaugural Sam Ford Memorial Trophy Match. Pitting the Mansfield Aztecs Under 18 Allstars, consisting of our brightest under 18s in both Mansfield and Ashfield Aztecs Ladies Hockey Clubs, against their Over 45 Masters counterparts. A fantastic game in which ended with the Masters edging a 4-2 win over the Allstars.

Mansfield Hockey Club would once again like to express our sympathies to Sam’s family, including his brother Tom and his mother Carol at this difficult time.