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HWHC Annual Dinner!

Saturday 7th April 2018

Location: Thomas Lord Suite, Lord's Cricket Ground, NW8 8QN (enter through the Grace Dates entrance on St. John's Wood Road).
Time: 7pm 'til late
Date: Saturday 7th April
Dress: Black Tie
Format: Three course dinner followed by dancing and revelry
Tickets: £80 pp

RSVP: Your captain will have nominated a coordinator, if not themselves, who will take responsibility for coordinating your team's RSVPs. Please a) let them know ASAP if you're keen b) Pay your ticket on Slate.

After rumours of people having too much fun in the sinks last year, our lovely social gurus had to ask oh so nicely for permission to be granted for us to return. On the absolute promise that sinkgate would not be repeated, the Marylebone Cricket Club have kindly let us return to Lord's this year. Let's please honour this promise!

Lord's is nice and central - walking distance from St John's Wood, Marylebone, Baker Street and of course, the home of HWHC, Maida Vale.

Dinner will be hosted in the Thomas Lord Suite, a large self-contained venue overlooking the Gardens, in the shadow of the Pavilion. The suite comes with it's own secure cloakroom, fully stocked bar and dance floor.

For those of you who wish to pre-drink on-site you can do so at the Lord's Tavern, one of several local pubs but this one has the advantage of sitting directly below the Thomas Lord Suite.

Ticket prices include a three course dinner, ½ bottle of wine, as well as the usual prize giving and speeches.

We look forward to celebrating another great season with you!!

HWHC City Lunch

HWHC City Lunch
Friday 2nd March - Join us!

Please join us for HWHC’s City Lunch on Friday 2nd March - our biggest fundraiser of the season.
We are tasked with raising £150k by Summer 2019 for renewal of the water based astro turf and this event will set us well on our way.

What are we asking of you?
Gather your teammates (past and present), friends, family or colleagues for an afternoon out of the office.
Please share this with contacts who you think might be keen to come along.

This is a great opportunity to socialise with HWHC alumni and celebrate the club, so whether you can make it yourself or not, please help spread the word!

Friday 2nd March
12pm - 5pm
Brasserie Blanc, Southbank SE1 8YP
Tickets: £90
Tickets include: cocktail reception, 3 course meal, auction and guest speaker; double Olympian Dan Fox

For tickets, please email Bjorn.

New time: M1s at home at 1:30pm Saturday 11th November

Please note the new time for the M1s match against Sevenoaks which is now at 1:30pm tomorrow (11.11.17) at Paddington Recreational Ground.
It would be great to see as many of you there as possible to cheer our boys on!

Also the L1s are playing at 2pm on Sunday 12th November in Wimbledon at King's College Sports Ground. If any of you south of the river folks fancy watching a great match!

And lastly (but by no means least) our Zak Hond boys will be playing in East Grinstead on Sunday at 12pm in the England Hockey Championships. If any of you fancy getting out of London - do come along and cheer them on!

HWHC City Drinks!

November is rubbish. It's dark when you leave for work and it's dark when you're coming home. It rains but doesn't snow. Halloween has been and gone and it's too early to put up the Christmas tree. Rubbish!!

Luckily HWHC are here to bring a little midweek happiness to help you get over the worst of the winter blues. On Thursday Nov 9th we're having a good old fashioned shindig because there is literally nothing better to do. Turn up to enjoy a few drinks, some food, and most importantly friends old and new. So lay the seeds of Friday's sick day by telling your boss you're feeling a little queasy around lunchtime and pretend your headache is developing through the afternoon.

We'll see you at  Paddington Pergola from 7pm!!

HWHC M1s kick off 2017/18 in the Men’s National Premier League vs Brooklands MHC

Kwan Browne will start his second campaign in charge of HWHC Men's 1st team tomorrow, welcoming Brooklands to Paddington Recreation Ground for a 1.30pm pushback. Kwan and the side hope to build on and improve on last year's highest ever finish in the premier league of 4th. In addition to the previous announcement of GB International Harry Martin, we are pleased to welcome to the squad Jonny Gooch of Wales, Will Byas from Beeston, Jamie Legg from Richmond, Josh Kelly from Birmingham Uni and Kyle White from Banbury. We welcome any support that can come out tomorrow for the Men and are eagerly awaiting the start of the season.

*This season HWHC is pleased to have partnered with Hawkinsport and Specialist Sports Shoes to be playing in Adidas kit and Hawkinsport shirts.

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.”