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End of season Dinner 2014 – Award Winners

Celebrating another great season at Hampstead and Westminster Hockey Club. On a boat... The RNLI weren't called once.

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A big thanks must go to Nina ands Cuz for arranging such a fantastic dinner, and Joel for all the brilliant photos which you can find on Facebook.

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Barnard Cup - Best team playing record

Zak Hond

Special mention - Ladies' 1s

 

Greg & Tracy Carr Cup - Best Ladies player

Alice Garrad

 

Dave Dixon Cup - Best Men's player

Toby Roche

 

Best Ladies' captain

Swantje Maas (L7)

 

Best Men's captain

Jason Bailey (Dog) (M5)

 

Nick & Sally Openshaw Trophy - Most improved Ladies' player

Kike Lawal

 

Jeff Gibson Cup - Most improved Men's player

Callum Stoddard

 

Ladies' Golden Sticks Trophy - Top goalscorer (league & cup games)

Tasha Price (L1) - 27

 

Men's Golden Sticks Trophy - Top goalscorer (league & cup games)

Dom Richards (Thirsts and Vets) - 36

 

3rd Half Jug - Most sociable team

Ladies' 7s

 

Sankey Siffleurs - Exceptional services to umpiring

Jill Goodier

David Chubb

Rob Deeprose

Victor Boulter

Tony Elliot

Arnold Weeda

Arnoud Breitbarth

 

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Exceptional services to fundraising

Bex Hudson

Ant Davie

Ladies' 6s

 

The Morley Pecker Cup - Most outstanding contribution by a goalkeeper

Bex Hudson

Steph Kalber

 

Best match reports

The Vets (Matt Stupple)

Woodpecker Tankard

Alex Whitelaw

 

Special Mention

Tara Martin

 

President's Award

Jamie Perkins

 

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Team MVP's

L1 - Annebeth Wijtenburg

L2 - Helen Fridell

L3 - Chloe Maynard

L4 - Harriet Garrad

L5 - Sarah Lowry

L6 - Laura MacKinnon

L7 - Jenny Atkinson

 

M1 - Toby Roche

M2 - Kieran Payne

M3 - Jon Dutton

Zaks - Mike Pearson

M5 - Tom Barrett

M6 - John Clark

Hammers - Henry Fray

Spaniards - Chris Freeman (aka Stumble)

Thirsts - Dom Richardson

Vets - Ian Hammond

 

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Summer Hockey 2014

Games are played Sundays 1.30-3.00 at Paddington Rec water turf on the following remaining dates:

  • 20th July
  • 3rd August
  • 17th August

Please bring a red and blue shirt along and £5 subs. Get in touch with Will Chan for more details and to secure your spot.

Michael Johnson signs as our new M1 Coach

We are very pleased to announce Michael Johnson as the new M1 coach.

Michael brings a fantastic wealth of hockey experience to the club, receiving 168 caps for England and GB - competing at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 as well as the Athens Olympics in 2004. During his playing career at Cannock their team won the EH Premier League title 7 times between 1996 and 2006.

has previously coached Olton and West Warwicks (achieving promotion into the National League in his 1st year as coach), player/coached Cannock, and this last season has been assistant coach for Leicester Ladies.

We can't wait for the new season to start with such a great addition to the HWHC family.

Hockey Skills Videos – Defence

England hockey have produced a very simple but affective explanations of the best strategies of defence. These include the following:

  • Closing down and channelling open stick
  • Closing down and channelling reverse stick
  • Interception reverse stick
  • Interception open stick
  • Tackling one handed block open stick
  • Tackling one handed block reverse stick in left hand
  • Tacking steal reverse stick
  • Tacking steal open stick