Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club

Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club is a field hockey club based in London, England. It was established in 1894. The home ground is at Paddington Recreation Ground, Maida Vale.[1]

Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club
Full nameHampstead & Westminster Hockey Club
Founded1894
Home groundPaddington Recreation Ground
Maida Vale
London
ManagerWill Packer
(Men's 1st Team)
Anna Johnson (Women's 1st Team)
CoachKwan Browne
(Men's 1st Team)
Kate Richardson-Walsh and Sarah Kelleher
(Women's 1st Team)
LeagueMen's England Hockey League
Women's England Hockey League
London Hockey League
South Hockey League
Websitehwhockey.club

The Men's First Team play in the Men's England Hockey League and the Women's First Team play in the Women's England Hockey League. The rest of the men's teams play in the Higgins Group London Hockey League. The women's teams play in the South Hockey League and the Middlesex Women's League. The club is considered to be one of the largest adult hockey clubs in the UK and fields 12 Men's teams and 7 Ladies' sides, as well as various other mixed, junior and veterans sides.

HonoursEdit

Major National HonoursEdit

Age Group HonoursEdit

PlayersEdit

Men's First Team Squad 2020-21 SeasonEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ENG Toby Reynolds-Cotterill
2 DF   WAL Steve Kelly
3 DF   WAL Jonny Gooch
4 DF   USA Mohan Gandhi
5 MF   ENG James Oates
6 MF   ENG Marc Edwards
7 MF   ENG Toby Roche
8 MF   IRL Chris Cargo (captain)
9 FW   WAL Rupert Shipperley
10 MF   WAL Jacob Draper
11 MF   NED Paul Melkert
12 FW   ENG Sam French
13 DF   RSA Matthew Guise-Brown
14 DF   WAL Hywel Jones
15 DF   ENG Harry Martin
16 MF   ENG Joe Sharp
17 DF   TRI Kwan Browne
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 FW   ENG Josh Kelly
19 FW   ENG Will Calnan
20 DF   WAL Rhodri Furlong
21 GK   ENG Lekan Ogunlana
22 DF   BRA Yuri van der Heijden
23 DF   ENG Joe Crame
24 DF   ENG James Sutcliffe
25 MF   USA Kei Käppeler
26 FW   TRI Teague Marcano
27 DF   USA Adam Miller
28 DF   ENG George Sweeting
29 FW   ENG Joe Hillyer
30 GK   WAL Dewi Roblin
31 MF   ENG Josh Keaveney
32 FW   ARG Ronan Casella
33 DF   ENG Sami Englefield

Ladies First Team Squad 2020-21 SeasonEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ENG Rochelle Gianfrancesco
3 MF   ENG Jessica Orrett
4 DF   ENG Annabel Driver
6 MF   ENG Livy Paige
7 FW   ENG Hayley Turner
9 FW   ENG Jasmine Clark
10 DF   ENG Katherine Baker (Captain)
11 MF   SCO Sarah Robertson
12 FW   ENG Lily Owsley
14 MF   NZL Kate McCaw
15 FW   ENG Amy Askew
16 MF   ENG Pippa Lewis
17 MF   ENG Lauren Turner
18 DF   ENG Meg Byas
19 DF   WAL Emily Rowlands
20 FW   ENG Melanie Wilkinson
21 DF   ENG Grace Balsdon
22 MF   ENG Joie Leigh
23 DF   SCO Emily Maguire
24 MF   ENG Holly Hunt
25 MF   ENG Lucy Hyams
26 DF   ENG Fran Tew
27 GK   ENG Amber Walton
28 FW   ENG Nicola White
29 MF   ENG Esme Burge
30   ENG Charlotte Lechmere
No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   ENG Alex O'Connor
GK   ENG Louise Duffy
DF   WAL Ellie Barnes
DF   ENG Brodie Fairchild
DF   ENG Fleur Horner
DF   GER Anna Middendorf
MF   BRB Nakira Downes
MF   ENG Issy Davison
MF   CAN Louise Radford
MF   ENG Olivia Rendall
MF   ENG Katherine Langridge
FW   IRL Stephanie Burns
FW   ENG Helen Cathcart
FW   ARG Sharon Konfederak
FW   ENG Catriona McDonald
  ENG Victoria Beglin
  ENG Lucy Peel
  ENG Phoebe Willars

HWHC in Recent SeasonsEdit

In 2013/14 the Ladies finished runners up in the Investec Women's Cup, losing to Investec Premier Division side, Surbiton Hockey Club.

The 2014/15 season saw the ladies gain promotion from South Clubs' Women's Hockey League Division 1 into the prestigious England Hockey National League under Steve Menzies. A club first and significant milestone for the Ladies.

September 2015, the Ladies 1st XI made their debut in the Investec Conference East Division.[2] Coached by, Mo Rahman, supported by Assistant Coach Richard Smith, Manager Jo Edmonson and Captain Annebeth Wijtenburg the girls finished 4th in their first season.

In 2016-17, the Men's 1st XI finished fourth in the England Hockey League, qualifying for the League Finals weekend for the first time in their history, ultimately finishing in 4th place overall.

In 2017-18, the Men's 1st XI finished fourth in the Men's England Hockey League once again, reaching the League Finals weekend and narrowly losing the final to Surbiton Hockey Club on penalties. The Ladies' 1st XI won the Women's England Hockey League East Conference and narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier Division.

In July 2018 it was announced that Kate Richardson-Walsh and Sarah Kelleher would take over from Mike Delaney as the Ladies' 1st XI coaches for the 2018–19 Investec Women's Hockey League season[3]

On Sunday 14 April 2019, the Men's 1st XI won the Men's England Hockey League for the first time in their 125 year history, beating Surbiton Hockey Club 3-1 in the National Final. On the same day, the Ladies' 1st XI were also promoted to the Women's England Hockey League Premier Division for the first time in their history after wins against Loughborough Students and Stourport Hockey Club.

Notable playersEdit

Men's internationalsEdit

  England/  Great Britain
  Ireland
  New Zealand
  Australia
  Brazil
  Canada
  Trinidad and Tobago
  Wales
  • Andrew Cornick
  • Rhodri Furlong
  • Jonny Gooch
  • Steve Kelly
  • Rupert Shipperley
  South Africa
  • Matthew Guise-Brown
  • Stephen Cant

Women's internationalsEdit

  Scotland/  Great Britain

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "HWHC official site". Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Investec Conference East Division". www.englandhockey.co.uk.
  3. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/hockey/44891414