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Busy transfer window for HWHC

It has been a busy summer for HWHC a number of new faces coming in to strengthen the Men's 1st XI. You will have already seen that we have a new coach in Michael Johnson as well as Kiwi international Andy Hayward after his exertions in the World Cup and Commonwealth Games.

The rest of the summer transfers can be found below - we are looking forward to seeing them all in the unique  blue and white stripes of HWHC.


Sam Arnold

 

Sam Arnold returns to Hampstead & Westminster after 8 months working in Holland

 

 


Matthew Botha

 

Matthew Botha (@mattbotha1) - joins us from Royal Antwerp HC (BEL), recent ex-South African international

 

 


Jake Bullock

 

Jake Bullock (@JacobBullock8) - Joins us from Belper HC and Repton School

 

 


Pau Freixa Sureda

 

Pau Freixa Sureda (@paufreixa) - Joins us from Atletic Terrassa HC (ESP)

 

 


Harry Gibson

 

Harry Gibson (@HarryJayGibson) - England U21. Joins us from Loughborough Students. Recently joined the GB Athletes Centralised Programme

 

 


Andy Hayward

 

Andy Hayward (@ranga05) - Current New Zealand International - Joins us from Howick Pakuranga (NZ)

 

 


 Dave Mclean

Dave Mclean - Joins us from Cambridge University HC (younger brother of Magic Mike Mclean)

 

 


Nick Page

 

Nick Page - Joins us from Reading HC

 

 


James Simpson

 

James Simpson (@simo_1695) - England U21. Joins us from Olton and West Warwick HC

 

 


Harry Slater

 

Harry Slater (@harryslater13) - Joins us from Reading HC

 

 


 

To see the full HWHC 1st XI squad click here

 

 

 

Andy Hayward Signs After Personal Success at World Cup

Andy HaywardAndy Hayward World Cup Hat trick against South Africa

HWHC are very pleased that Andy Hayward has signed for us for the next campaign.

The video (above) shows him completing the first of 2 hat-tricks at the 2014 World Cup, leaving him 2nd place in the top-scorer charts. We are certainly looking forward to him recreating those feats while wearing the blue and white stripes of HWHC. However I am sure all of you want to know more about him, so here are some little known facts that were recently gleaned from him in an interview (otherwise know as a Google search!).

  • New Zealand Caps (statistics correct up to 16th May 2014): 169
  • New Zealand Goals (statistics correct up to 16th May 2014): 64
  • Date of Birth: 22/06/1985
  • Place of Birth: Kawakawa
  • Position: Midfield / Defence
  • Career High: Making debut for NZ team (Probably to be topped by debut for HWHC shortly)
  • Career Low: Breaking foot in NHL 2005
  • Toughest Opponent: Argentina
  • Strengths: Speed, Passing (They must be good given drag-flicking does not get a mention)
  • Most Admired Sportsperson: Darren Lockyer
  • Favourite Food: Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Favourite Music: Old school rock (Nice!)
  • Dislikes: Over ripe bananas & injuries
  • Advice for Young Players: Train hard, listen and learn

Welcome Andy and looking forward to a great 2014/15 season.