SEASON KICK OFF PARTY - 23RD SEPT
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!
MATCH FEES - SLATE APP
A new way to pay your match fees!
This season, we will be using the Slate app (https://slateapp.co.uk/) which offers the Club the ability to create a direct debit payment request if you don’t pay by cash. You then authorise this request using the free app and your match fees are taken from your account automatically.
In the coming weeks you will receive an email invite from Slate, inviting you to download and register with Slate. It takes two minutes to do so and would appreciate you getting this done by the first game if possible. If you have any problems with getting set up on Slate, please email help@Slateapp.co.uk for assistance.
SLATE APP FAQS
Can I not just pay cash?
Whether you choose to use the app is entirely up to you, if you prefer to pay cash you can still do so. But we’re hoping most of you will recognise the convenience of paying via the Slate app and not having to drive past the cash point on the way to the game.
Is it secure / does the club get my bank details?
Slate partners with Gocardless, which is a known electronic payment provider similar to Paypal. The systems are secure and encrypted to international standards. All payment is dealt with by Gocardless, the Club and Slate do not access your bank account.
Can the club take money without my permission?
No, the system works by sending you a request to authorise the payment, which you do via the free app on your phone. If the request isn’t authorised then no payment is made.
Is this going to cost me anything?
No, there is a transaction fee, but the club will be absorbing this and not passing it on to members.
It all sounds very complicated and I’m really not very good with technology!
The system is actually pretty simple, however we appreciate not everyone is as comfortable with technology as others. If you are struggling to get set up just email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will help you.
Will match sheets go away entirely?
No, we still need to know who is playing games and scoring goals so we can celebrate at the end of the season. Just the match fee collection part is changing which should match sheets a lot easier.
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.
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.
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!
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!!
We are delighted to announce Great Britain international Harry Martin as our first signing of the summer for the Men's 1s as we look to better our top 4 finish last season.
Midfielder Harry made his full international debut for GB when he was just 17 years old and at still only 24 has already represented GB in two Olympics, won Commonwealth Games and Hockey World League Bronze medals in 2014, racking up a remarkable 151 caps and 13 goals for England and GB to date. In 2012, Harry was shortlisted for the FIH World Young Player of the Year Award. Harry is currently with England at Lee Valley for the Hockey World League Semi-Finals taking place in London for the next two weeks - tickets still available if you want to cheer the boys on!
Harry joins us after a successful season playing for Rotterdam in the Netherlands, helping them to second place in the league and having previously helped Beeston to two Premier League titles. He's also not just good with a stick and ball, he has a first class economics degree from the University of Nottingham.
On joining Hampstead and Westminster Harry said "After a fantastic year in Rotterdam, I'm delighted to be joining Hampstead & Westminster. The club is in an exciting place following last season and shares my ambitions of domestic and European success. Being coached by Kwan is a great opportunity to develop my game and I want to pick up as much as I can from him. There is also a strong emphasis on having fun both on and off the pitch, which is important to me and there seems to be a really social environment around the club as whole."
After a successful season last year for our Men's 1s which culminated in the League Finals weekend for the first time in our history, the squad is relatively unchanged. Harry’s addition to the club not only brings his exceptional talent, but also his invaluable experience of big game situations. The team is already looking forward to the new season and the addition of a few more new faces will help us to push for the National Premier League title.
We are real excited to see Harry pull on the blue and white stripes and look forward to working with him in his continued development through to the next Olympics and beyond.
Check out this little beauty Harry stuck in for Rotterdam last year.
Please note that the location for the AGM meeting has been changed to The Queens Arms Pub.
This is the chance for you as a member to see how your club is run and to let the board know how you want it to be run going forwards. Its also a great excuse to see your fellow club members between seasons and catch up over a couple of drinks.
FORMAL NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF HWHC LTD / HAMPSTEAD & WESTMINSTER HOCKEY CLUB (‘THE CLUB’)
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting for the members of the Club will be held at The Queens Arms Pub, 1 Kilburn High Road, Maida Vale, London NW6 5SE at 7.30pm on Tuesday 4 July 2017. Please see map for directions.
Business to be conducted at the meeting:
- Receiving reports from the Chairman and Club Captains
- Annual subscriptions / match fees
- Fundraising targets
- Adoption of 2016/17 financial statements
- Election/ re-election of Directors
All members of the club are entitled to attend the meeting. If you are unable to attend in person you can be represented by proxy. Download the proxy form here and once complete email it to email@example.com no later than midday on 4 July.
By order of the Board of Directors
Jonny Witt, Chairman
Its that time of year we all look forward to, hockey in the sun! Steady on we're not talking Mediterranean sun, just the bog standard mild English sun, still better than a frozen pitch though! If you're keen to play please get in touch with the contacts noted on each section below. Happy hockey!
Mixed Summer Hockey - register with James and Beth here
1.30pm - 3.00pm @ Paddington Recreation Grounds. Please bring £5 cash to each game.
Sunday 21 May
Sunday 11 June
Sunday 9 July
Sunday 23 July
Sunday 13 August
Men’s Summer Hockey - register with James here
7.30pm - 9.00pm @ Paddington Recreation Grounds. Please bring £5 cash to each game.
Wednesday 24 May
Wednesday 7 June
Wednesday 21 June
Wednesday 5 July
Wednesday 19 July
Ladies Summer Hockey - register with Beth here
7.30pm - 9.00pm @ Paddington Recreation Grounds. Please bring £5 cash to each game.
Wednesday 17 May
Wednesday 31 May
Wednesday 14 June
Wednesday 28 June
Wednesday 12 July
Wednesday 26 July
We're recruiting so if any of the roles below appeal to you please click here to email Club Captains, Beth and Doddsy. If you have any other ideas on how you can help the club we'd love to hear from you!
A board level role where you will be responsible for setting budgets, managing P&L as well as preparing and submitting the club's annual accounts.
Social Events Coordinator
One member from each side of the club, ladies’ and men’s, who know how to party(!!!) and organise fun club events.
We would like a friendly person with a bright smile to welcome our new members throughout the season. You will be responsible for sending them the new member pack and ensuring they sign-up to pay annual fees. You will work closely with Commercial Officer, Shrimpie, who is responsible for our membership list and Club Captains, Beth and Doddsy, to integrate new members in their team.
We need one person from each club, ladies' and men's, to assist Arnie, our Umpire Coordinator, in the weekly task of securing umpires for teams. Your main responsibility will be communicating to teams who their umpires are.
As a registered charity we need one member from each side of the club, ladies' and men's, to work together and pioneer our fundraising efforts. Every year we are set a target which is made up of fundraising events, individual donations, and corporate donations. Your role is to ensure the club has several sociable fundraising events in the diary, some organised by you and others by individuals or teams. The key to reaching our target is Match Funding e.g corporations match a certain amount (determined by them) which is raised by an employee of their company who has completed a sponsored run for HWHC. Check out the HWHC Just Giving page here. You will be working closely with our Commercial Officer, Shrimpie who is responsible for sourcing corporate donations.
Responsible for maintaining the relationship with our kit suppliers, answering any queries and helping to ensure good quality kit with timely delivery.
You may have heard... the Men's 1st XI are in the National League Final Play Offs for the first time, at Lee Valley April 22/23, for a shot at becoming Champions of England, and qualifying for Europe next season.
Get your tickets NOW (before March 31!) for a discounted rate, and to sit with the rest of the club, to cheer the boys on. Enter code HAMPSTEAD17 when purchasing tickets - links below.
Get your team together and have a great weekend with the rest of the club at the home of hockey.
We play Wimbledon at 1100 on Saturday, April 22, with Holcombe and Surbiton doing battle at 1315
And after those games are the two semi finals for the Investec Women's League.
Win the semi final and we're then back on the Sunday for the final at 1345.
More schedule info can be found here