When he died at the tragically early age of 45 his mother Edie raised the idea of inaugurating a trophy in her son's memory. We decided that as at his former Ulster club, East Antrim we should create a cup for the highest goals scorer in the Men's club during the league season - after all Mo liked nothing better then the thump of ball against backboard.
Hopefully it will focus player's minds on the fact that the game is all about enjoyment, both on and off the field.
"Mojo" in his younger days as a rising star of the Ulster junior system.
Gill Perry Cup
Awarded each year to the highest score in the women's section.
John Pearson Shield
Awarded to the best defender or goalkeeper from the team with the best defensive record.
Mark Rothwell Trophy
Despite not being a hockey player, Mark Rothwell (husband of Sam Rothwell) provided significant support to the lower level women's teams at the club. He enjoyed coaching on the side-lines and came to every club dinner. After his sudden death in 2021, this award was donated by Sam to recognise the unsung heroes of the club who put their time, effort and dedication to motivate and inspire players in the lower teams.
Not necessarily awarded every year but the winner could be a team, an individual or a group of people who have made an exceptional contribution to the development of West Herts Hockey Club and have not been recognised in another way, perhaps because they do not quite fit the criteria for other awards for some reason.
For a fuller rundown of the winners please refer to the HONOURS BOARD page.