RAFIHA Sportsman Weekend

Last weekend I had the pleasure of photographing the Royal Air Force Ice Hockey Association’s annual Sportsman Weekend.  The event brings together members of the association to recognise achievement over the past year.   Read More

Get back in the game

Competing in the Overseas military ice hockey tournament in Garmisch, Germany is just one of the exciting things planned for the coming year for the US Airforce Warbirds Ice Hockey Team.  I was lucky enough to get to do the promo shoot for the launch of the club’s new kit – a striking blue, white and red design incorporating  The Warbirds’ new logo, which was designed by the grandfather of one of the club’s former players and features ‘Cherri’, the sassy, flame haired pin up girl.  Some of the guys from the team had great fun doing a little ‘modelling’ in the new jerseys! Read More

The 2017 Anglo Cup competition gets underway

Friday evening saw the 2017 Anglo Cup competition get underway, as RAF Cosford Stars took an 11-6 victory at home to cup holders, the RAF Vulcans.

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Rustic charm, a sand ceremony and cheerful yellow blooms

Situated in the Norfolk village of Thompson, College Farm was the perfect setting for Vicky and Steven’s beautiful relaxed wedding.  The day was filled with laughter, tears, smiles, happiness and love. Read More

Royal Air Force Ice Hockey Association – End of Year Review 2016

I am incredibly proud of my work with the RAFIHA and it is a privilege and pleasure to be the Association’s photographer. It has been another fantastic year for me documenting the journey of this great organisation and the people who belong to it. I have taken thousands of photographs throughout the last twelve months and I would like to share with you some of my favourite images from this year ~ Trish


2016 got off to a great start with the Sportsman weekend, where we enjoyed an Aces v Saints game at Ice Sheffield followed by a dinner and presentation evening at RAF Cranwell. With a forthcoming tour to Canada for the RAF Aces, we took the opportunity to do a little promo shoot, with the Aces getting a chance to show off their modelling skills.


The Vulcans and The Bluewings went head to head in the Anglo Cup Final in May; the Vulcans retaining their title as Anglo Cup Champions for another year.


June saw the annual Combined Services Tournament, the Bluewings made a blistering start to the competition in a bid to defend their title, but the British Army teams proved tough competition, as did the British Army Blades who felled the RAF Aces in the final of the Inter-Service Cup.


September, the teams headed north of the border for the RAF Championships. Determined not to let another trophy slip through their fingers, the Bluewings annihilated the Vulcans in the final to become the new RAF Champions.


UK Summer Classic

I had the pleasure of being asked to photograph the inaugural UK Summer Classic at Ice Sheffield on Sunday.  As Sheffield baked in the July sunshine, teams from across the UK competed in the three versus three tournament.




Congratulations to the Don Valley Vikings on winning the UK Summer Classic Trophy


UK Armed Forces Ice Hockey Tournament

At the beginning of June, I spent a week at Ice Sheffield photographing the annual UK Armed Forces Ice Hockey Tournament.  Four days packed with hockey, which saw teams from the British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy compete in a round-robin competition for the Tri-Service Cup,  Plate and  Bowl.  Each evening, the Royal Navy Destroyers, RAF Aces and British Army Blades battled it out for the Inter-Service Championship Cup.  I am incredibly passionate about my ice hockey photography; this was my third year as tournament photographer, such an intensive (and cold!) week for me, but so much fun.

And so the stage was set…


The puck dropped on the 2016 Tournament with an 11-2 win for the Army Sappers.


Day One of the tournament saw some great hockey and ended with the reigning Tri-Service Champions, The RAF Bluewings, top of the leader board.


Victory for the RAF Aces, as they beat the Royal Navy Destroyers 9-2. Hat tricks from Guscott and  Hutchinson secured a place in the Inter-Service Cup Final against the British Army Blades.


Day two saw the Army teams step up a gear and the RAF Bluewings slipped from top spot


The Royal Navy Destroyers endure a punishing 14 – 1 defeat at the hands of the British Army Blades in the Inter-Service Championship Cup.


Day three of the tournament and the teams battled it out for placings in the finals of the Cup, Plate and Bowl.


The one everyone had been waiting for, the Inter-Service Cup Final between the RAF Aces and the British Army Blades.

As the RAFIHA photographer, it was a privilege to be invited into the RAF Aces locker room to document the preparations and anticipation ahead of the big game.


‘Not today…’

Heartbreak for the RAF Aces as they are defeated 7-2 by the British Army Blades, who retain the trophy for the fourth consecutive year.2Y9A89982Y9A9022

Final day of the tournament and the REME Stallions lift the trophy as they beat the Army All Stars in the final to become Tri-Service Champions 2016.2Y9A95312Y9A97232Y9A9780