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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.


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 jonathan_witt@icloud.com no later than midday on 4 July.

By order of the Board of Directors

Jonny Witt, Chairman

Summer Hockey 2017

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

HWHC Committee Opportunities

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.  

Membership Coordinator
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.

Umpire Assistants
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.

Fundraising Coordinators
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.

Kit Coordinator
Responsible for maintaining the relationship with our kit suppliers, answering any queries and helping to ensure good quality kit with timely delivery.

Smudge returns to the pitch!

Our Director of Hockey, Richard Smith aka "Smudge" is back on the pitch this season, making his competitive debut for the M1s, three years after joining the club. He suffered a career threatening knee injury playing for GB during the 2012 London Olympics, which has prevented him from playing hockey at the highest level ever since.

Most people would have given up trying to get back to top-level hockey after such a serious injury and with a long time of the pitch; but it is indicative of his winning mentality that he has tirelessly worked towards this return. HWHC is ever grateful for all the hard work Smudge has put in to the club and wish him a fantastic first game today against Canterbury. Good luck Smudge!

Fantasy football fundraiser HWHC

Sign up for HWHC’s Premier Fantasy Football League!

Ahead of the Premier League kick off this Saturday 13th August , show your commitment to Friday afternoon work procrastination by signing up to the HWHC fundraiser league.

Entry costs £20 and half will be donated to HWHC.

Sign up or login at https://fantasy.premierleague.com.

To join our private league click on 'Leagues' with the code 1494271-367207

PRIZES! Half of the jackpot will be awarded to the worthy champion with the most points. But, if words like 'champion' sound too much like hard work then you're in luck. The other half of the jackpot will go to the top placed team amongst 'casual' players (teams with under 10 transfers). You can set up a team, make a few knee-jerk transfers in the first month and then never look at it again and still walk away with the same prize as the person who spent hours deliberating the order of substitutes and support our hockey club all at the same time. What's not to like?

Join the league now and please email us your name so we can collect the entry fees over the coming weeks.

Join the HWHC committee!

Committee 2016.2017 2
Please click on the photo to see our committee and board members.

There are several roles on available on the committee for the 2016 / 2017 season and we'd love to hear from you if you can contribute to the running of the club or have any ideas on how you can support it, no contribution is too small.

Please contact Jonny Dodds Men's Club Captain and Nina Zenovya Holmes Ladies' Club Captain to volunteer!

Men's Vice Club Captain

  • Manage selection for lower men's teams
  • Assist Men’s Club Captain
  • Act as welfare officer for lower men’s teams

Sponsorship Officer

  • Nurture relationships with existing sponsors
  • Approach potential new sponsors
  • Support the M1s and L1s with finding individual or team sponsorship
  • Amend and update the sponsorship presentation for use on pitches

Fixtures Secretary

  • Act as a main point of contact for other clubs to amend fixtures
  • Cross reference pitch bookings and ensure they match up with pitch slots booked each week
  • Confirm the number of teas required from PSC every week by liaising with team captains

Umpire Coordinator

  • Coordinate umpires for the club
  • Encourage members of the club to attend umpiring courses by seeking out courses, raising awareness of when they are on and administering
  • Schedule and ensure opportunities for trainee umpires to complete the practical side of their umpiring course using HWHC teams

Matched Fundraising Officer

  • Mobilise club members who receive matched fundraising to maximise  our fundraising goals
  • Work with the existing list to identify and update all club members eligible for the scheme
  • Identify new ways to use matched fundraising to raise money for our club
  • Organise two fundraising events e.g. Beat Mo Farah / HWHC Sports Day ensuring members who receive matched fund raising are present

Fundraising Officer

  • Responsible for generating revenue through fundraising and new initiatives
  • Works closely with the Matched Fundraising Officer and Sponsorship Officer

Membership Secretary

  • Support Commercial Officer in managing membership using master list
  • Update list with new players, monitoring membership rates
  • Answer any membership queries
  • Process direct debit forms and ensure all members are paying
  • Maintain master database of club members

Committee Secretary

  • Format agendas, attend committee meetings and take minutes
  • Circulate minutes and agendas prior to meeting