Pete Benson

Published on 11th Apr 2020 by Rachel Garfirth

In the midst of incredibly challenging times, it brings me great sadness to inform our membership of the passing of Pete Benson, on the 4th April 2020.

Pete has been a well-regarded gentleman of Southend HC for many years, previously playing for Rochford Hockey Club.

In his later years, Pete would often be found supporting from the side-lines bringing his cheerful and kind smile to soak up the SHC hockey atmosphere. During the season 2013-2014, we honoured Pete’s dedicated support by introducing the ‘Benson Supporter Award’ which continues to be awarded each year at the club’s Dinner Dance.

We would encourage members past and present to share their fond memories of Pete to celebrate his life.  

Southend Hockey Club would like to send our love and support to Pete’s family during this difficult time.

Melanie Lamb

Southend HC Chairperson