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HWHC L1s announces strengthened squad to compete for top spot in Conference East

Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club Ladies 1s (HWHC) is excited and ready to start their 2017/18 campaign in the Investec National League Conference East. 

After two successful seasons in the National League Conference East, HWHC L1s is pleased to have added further depth to its squad. HWHC is delighted to welcome to the club Team GB London Olympian Emily Maguire, who joins  from Holcombe; Lauren Turner, who settles back into the UK after six years playing in the top leagues in The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand and Spain; and current Scottish and Rio GB Cycle international Sarah Robertson, moving down from Edinburgh Uni.

Further additions to the 20 squad are Meg Byas coming over from Beeston, Melanie Wilkinson, returning from injury and previously at the University of Birmingham, and Anna Middendorf who joins from the University of Connecticut in the US. 

Mike Delaney, starting his second year as HWHC L1 Head Coach, said: “The strengthening of the squad is in line with the club’s aim to continue to professionalise and become a real performance team and club. The new players add real value across the different lines and it has been great to see our standard in games and training being lifted. I look forward to kicking-off our 2017 – 2018 campaign against Southgate this Saturday and the season in general, where we will enjoy the challenge the league presents and push to compete for the top spot.” 

For the second year, Mike will be ably supported by club Director of Hockey Richard Smith. We also wish to thank Jo Edmonson for her fantastic efforts in the role of Manager for the past two seasons and now welcome Cressida Grant, long term HWHC L1s player, to the role. 

Annebeth Wijtenburg, HWHC Ladies 1s Captain, added ahead of tomorrow: “I am very excited for the start of this season. We had a very successful pre-season, working with all the existing girls and integrating the new players, who have brought further depth and strength across the team. At HWHC we not only focus on strengthening the team with talented individuals but look to add real team players on and off the pitch. All the new girls are great fits for the team and the club, which means we haven’t just lifted our standards but we will continue to have fun and play as a tight nit and strong unit.” 

HWHC Social dates for your diaries!

SEASON KICK OFF PARTY - 23RD SEPT

The season kicks off with teas and drinks at The Queens Arms and then onto Bokor (formerly known as the Betsy Smith) where we have our own area booked from 9pm.

 

NEW JOINERS DRINKS - 30TH SEPT

A night in honour of our new joiners this season. A compulsory night for newbies and oldies alike we reckon! Teas and drinks at The Warrington after games where we will then start the fun with beer pong and other games. After party tbc.

 

PUB GOLF - 14TH OCT

Of course it wouldn't be a HWHC season without some pub golf. Details to come soon but get this date in the diary!

Robin Francis

We are sorry to report that Robin Francis has passed away. Robin was a long-standing and popular member of HWHC, most particularly as a player in the Tivoli Road days.

 

Robin's funeral will be at Golders Green Crematorium, 60 Hoop Lane, London NW11 7NH, at 2pm on Thursday 17th August.

 

Afterwards, there will be a wake at Brondesbury Cricket, Tennis and Squash Club, which is at 5A Harman Drive, London NW2 2EB.

 

If you plan to attend, please email Richard Chapman so that numbers can be passed on to Robin's sister, April and brother, Neil.

 

 

NEW KIT SUPPLIER!!

We are delighted to announce that Hampstead & Westminster has now partnered with Hawkinsport & Adidas for all of our club playing and casual kit. The dedicated HWHC kit page is just being finalised and can be found here. We have finalised our new arrangement in the last few weeks and as such all orders placed in the next couple of weeks will be delivered by the end of September. Following this set up period, the lovely new kit will be available on a 1 week delivery notice.”

For help with sizing, see our Kit Size Guide.

 

 

Club Day – Saturday 19th August

Annual Club Day 2016 - London Hockey Club mix tournament
The legendary HWHC Club Day is fast approaching.
Club Day is every HWHC player's dream day! A mixture of playing hockey, watching some top hockey and drinking an inappropriate amount of alcohol.
For just £15 the day will consist of 7-a-side tournaments throughout the morning and early afternoon, lunch plus a drink included and at 3pm we'll cheer on the M1s who will be playing on the water pitch. During the day there will be a surprise fundraising challenge for an extra £5.  
Then onto the Warrington for the evening!
Your captains will be in touch soon to get your attendance. Please help them and our Social Jedis out by confirming your attendance asap!
Details:
Where - Paddington Recreational Ground 
When - Saturday 19th August 10:30am - till late
Cost - Please bring £15 and £5 for the challenge 
What you need - hockey kit, stick and your A game
See you there!!

Club Day – Saturday 19th August

Annual Club Day 2016 - London Hockey Club mix tournament

The legendary HWHC Club Day is fast approaching.

Club Day is every HWHC player's dream day! A mixture of playing hockey, watching some top hockey and drinking an inappropriate amount of alcohol.

For just £15 the day will consist of 7-a-side tournaments throughout the morning and early afternoon, lunch plus a drink included and at 3pm we'll cheer on the M1s who will be playing on the water pitch. During the day there will be a surprise fundraising challenge for an extra £5.  

Then onto the Warrington for the evening!

Your captains will be in touch soon to get your attendance. Please help them and our Social Jedis out by confirming your attendance asap!

Details:

Where - Paddington Recreational Ground 

When - Saturday 19th August 10:30am - till late

Cost - Please bring £15 and £5 for the challenge 

What you need - hockey kit, stick and your A game

See you there!!

 

 

HWHC CLUB DAY!!! Saturday 19th August 

The legendary HWHC Club Day is fast approaching.

Club Day is every HWHC player's dream day! A mixture of playing hockey, watching some top hockey and drinking an inappropriate amount of alcohol.

For just £15 the day will consist of 7-a-side tournaments throughout the morning and early afternoon, lunch plus a drink included and at 3pm we'll cheer on the M1s who will be playing on the water pitch. During the day there will be a surprise fundraising challenge for an extra £5.  

Then onto the Warrington for the evening!

Your captains will be in touch soon to get your attendance. Please help them and our Social Jedis out by confirming your attendance asap!

Details:
Where - Paddington Recreational Ground
When - Saturday 19th August 10:30am - till late
Cost - Please bring £15 and £5 for the challenge
What you need - hockey kit, stick and your A game

See you there!!