The FIH was saddened to learn that long-time Honorary Secretary of the Hockey Rules Board, George Croft, passed away on March 31.

Croft was a fixture in the hockey world for many years, serving on many different levels. He worked with Hockey England, the European Hockey Federation and with the FIH as an expert and Honorary Secretary of its Hockey Rules Board. Croft had suffered from a long-term illness, which he fought bravely for 20 years before passing away last week.

He is survived by his wife  Lyn Croft, who was also active in the hockey world as the Secretary to Mark Cowlishaw, who was a Vice-President of the FIH. The FIH was informed that that the funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 17 at 15:30 (GMT) at the Randalls Park Crematorium, which is near Leatherhead in Surrey, England.