LK News




Sadly the Ladykillers Hockey Club has now disbanded.  The last event was on their 60th Anniversary in 2017 - a final lunch in London.

Chairman Denys Shortt promised to keep the website running as an archive for members and the public. 

Several key items from the Ladykillers were sent to THE NATIONAL HOCKEY MUSEUM - see website - click here

Latest News :



22nd January 2016 - Ian Thomson passes away

We are sad to report that Dr Ian Thomson a long standing member of the Ladykillers Hockey Club and the senior partner at Lechlade, recently died peacefully at home after a short but terminal illness. Our condolences and good wishes go to his wife Jane and his family and the practice.

Lechland Medical Centre - message :

"It is with extreme sadness that we announce the death of Dr Ian Thomson who died on Friday 22nd January at home. The thoughts of everyone in the surgery are with his family at this difficult time.

There is a book of condolence for patients at the reception desk.  We are  organising a collection for Cancer Research UK in memory of Dr Thomson. Please ask Reception for details

Ladykillers Hockey (Captain) :

Ian was Captain of the LKs for quite a time - taking over from Paul Svehlik in 1977 and handing over to Richard Dodds in 1985. Obviously, he also had many other hockey credentials beyond the LKs.

21 GB and 39 England Caps.

Indoor caps not confirmed we imagine 20+.

Hounslow Hockey Club

 In the 1970's the Club continued to attract many top class players with Roly Brookeman, Ian Thomson and Freddie Martin among many honoured. - click here for Hounslow website


5th October 2010 - John Whitehead has passed away

To all Ladykillers:

From Pat Robson :

It is with much sadness that I have to inform you that John Whitehead passed away on October 3rd following a massive heart attack.

It is hoped that his cremation will take place during the week commencing 15th October and details will be circulated as soon as possible.

John was one of the earliest members of the LK's and as our leading umpire has loyally supported the Club for more than 50 years.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Margaret and his family at this difficult time.


2012 Hockey Gold for Germany Mens team!

(Photo) Ladykiller Alan Butt of Germany shows off his teams winnings.

His brother Linus Butt was number 17 in the German Mens Team - click here


2012 - Olympic Test Matches

A group of Ladykillers attended the Olympic Test matches and fun was had by all.

Photo of Hockey Olympic Gold Medallists and Ladykillers from 1988 Seoul Olympics :


2012 Ladykillers February Update

Firstly huge congrats to the GB Womens Team for beating Agrentina and winning Gold in the Visa Internationals at the London Olympic Park.

Secondly well done to GB Men for coming third - you gave World Champions - Australia a run for their money !  (3-3).

Reading will not be happening this year as we may now run the event "EVERY TWO YEARS"

Ideas for LK events welcomed.



2011.09 Ian Barrett - you will be missed

Ian Barrett (rip) - dark coat

We are sad to advise the passing away of Ian Barrett - Ladykiller.

Please see obituaries on the menu bar for more details


2012 Olympic tickets available at Thomas Cook

There are still Olympic Hockey tickets available at Thomas Cook.

You will need a hotel anyway so this is a great way to get both !

click here for tickets


2011 New member rules

It was agreed at the 2011 AGM that new member of Ladykillers must have done 4 things  - a) have played b) have attended an LK dinner c) have been ratified at the AGM and d) paid their subscription.


Join the Hockey Internationals Club


Make sure you join the Hockey Internationals Club to qualify for a chance to get London 2012 Olympic Hockey tickets.  Sign up and you will be sent an application form for an exclusive ticket and social package for one of the GB matches

Click here to download the Membership Letter and Application Form


Gillette sponsors Ladykillers Hockey Club

Denys Shortt (Chairman) is pleased to announce that Gillette UK has agreed to sponsor the Ladykillers Hockey Club for 2011.

Funds will go towards the team shirts.

Gillette will also provide the Ladykiller players with a Gillette hockey boot bag and some Gillette freebies.

For the Gillette website click here


Ladykillers 2010 Event - a huge success !

The 2010 Ladykillers event was a huge success with a massive turnout for the matches !

We recorded 3 wins out of 3 - a superb result !

For photos - please see PHOTO ALBUM

If you have forgotten your password - please email

A big thanks to Janine Martin, Simon Mason, Don Williams for helping. Great to see you all again - what an awesome club ! We are the best alumni hockey club in Britain !



New England Hockey Internationals Club is launched !

03.06.2010 GB launch Hockey Internationals Club - click here

New England Hockey Website - click here



Watch the 2012 Olympic Hockey Stadium being built ! Click here

2012 Olympic Hockey Centre