This team picture is more than 60 years old. Do you recognise anyone in it? If you do, then West Herts Hockey Club would like to hear form you.

The Watford club is celebrating its centenary this year and is trying to track down as many former players as possible - from any era or at any standard - since 1921.

The picture is one of the oldest in the club's archive and shows the side that played in the Worthing Festival in 1958.

West Herts know the goalkeeper is Jack Carter, a former president of both the hockey club and West Herts Sports Club, who was also a well-known figure in the town's print industry.

A legend in the club's history, Jack flew in Wellington bombers during World War Two and is remembered for his forthright views on a full range of subjects.

Although all hockey activity is suspended due to the pandemic and social gatherings are prohibited, the club is making plans for celebrations later in the year, with an agenda for anniversary dinners, a club open day with international players in attendance, a Summer league, and a series of other events.

In the meantime the club is trying to get in touch with as many former players as possible. You can get in touch via email at and there’s a Facebook group West Herts Centenary at

If and when hockey does resume West Herts will be continuing its campaign in the Men’s National League, the East Leagues for both women and men, and the London League Men’s Masters, where the club's Over-40s top their division.