Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club

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Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club
Full nameHampstead & Westminster Hockey Club
Home groundPaddington Recreation Ground, Maida Vale
ManagerThea Hitchcock
(Men's 1st Team)
Cressida Grant (Women's 1st Team)
Head coachKwan Browne
(Men's 1st Team)
Kate Richardson-Walsh and Sarah Kelleher
(Women's 1st Team)
CaptainToby Roche
(Men's 1st Team)
Annebeth Wijtenburg
(Women's 1st Team)
LeagueEngland Hockey League
London Hockey League
Official Websitehwhockey.club

Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club is a field hockey club based in London, England. It was established in 1894. The home ground is at Paddington Recreation Ground, Maida Vale.[1]

The Men's First Team play in the EHL Premier Division and the Women's First Team play in the Investec Women's Hockey League Conference East. The rest of the men's teams play in the Higgins Group London Hockey League. The women's teams play in the South Clubs' Women's Hockey League and the Middlesex Women's League. The club is considered to be one of the largest adult hockey clubs in the UK and fields 12 Men's teams and 7 Ladies' sides, as well as various other mixed, junior and veterans sides.

Major National Honours[edit]


Men's First Team Squad 2018-19 Season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Toby Reynolds-Cotterill
2 Wales DF Steve Kelly
3 Wales DF Jonny Gooch
4 England DF Richard Smith
5 Republic of Ireland MF James Oates
6 England DF Marc Edwards
7 England MF Toby Roche (captain)
8 Republic of Ireland MF Chris Cargo
9 Wales FW Rupert Shipperley
10 Germany FW Anton Pöhling
11 Netherlands MF Paul Melkert
12 England FW Sam French
13 South Africa MF Matt Guise-Brown
14 South Africa FW Stephen Cant
15 England MF Harry Martin
- Switzerland Lukas Egloff
17 Trinidad and Tobago MF Kwan Browne
No. Position Player
18 England MF Josh Kelly
19 England FW Will Calnan
20 Germany DF Felix Mathes
21 Wales GK George Ratcliffe
22 England MF Peter Makin
23 England DF Joe Crame
24 Scotland FW Kyle White
25 United States MF Kei Käppeler
00 England DF Aaron Hudson
00 Australia MF James Chaffey
00 England MF Josh Keaveney
00 Wales FW Rhodri Furlong
00 England FW Joe Hillyer
00 England George Sweeting
00 England GK Jamie Legg
00 England GK Lekan Ogunlana
00 England GK Diccon Stubbings

Ladies First Team Squad 2018-19 Season[edit]


No. Position Player
1 England GK Rochelle Gianfrancesco
2 Netherlands DF Annebeth Wijtenburg (Captain)
3 England MF Jessica Orrett
4 England DF Annabel Driver
5 England DF Fleur Horner
6 England MF Brodie Fairchild
7 Australia MF Hayley Turner
8 Canada MF Louise Radford
9 England FW Jasmine Clark
10 England DF Katherine Baker
11 Scotland MF Sarah Robertson
12 Wales DF Ellie Barnes
13 Netherlands FW Joyce Esser
14 New Zealand MF Kate Mccaw
15 England FW Amy Askew
16 Republic of Ireland FW Stephanie Burns
17 England FW Lauren Turner
18 England DF Meg Byas
No. Position Player
20 England Melanie Wilkinson
23 Scotland DF Emily Maguire
25 England MF Lucy Hyams
26 England DF Fran Tew
- United States DF Anna Middendorf
- England Philli Went
- England MF Katherine Langridge
- Republic of Ireland FW Helen Cathcart
- England FW Catriona McDonald
- England Alex Brathwaite
- England Charlotte Lechmere
- England Katherine Mackay
- England MF Olivia Rendall
- England Louise Duffy
- England Ellen Lockhart
- England FW Cressida Grant
- England MF Alice Garrad

Ladies 1st Team Recent Seasons[edit]

Experienced hockey player and coach, Mike Delaney now leads the Ladies 1st XI and will be looking to improve the team's 4th-placed finish. Kiwi Mike has a wealth of experience and coaching accolades, stemming from club hockey to international coaching representation with New Zealand. Richard Smith will continue to act as Assistant Coach with the support of Manager Cressida Grant and Captain Annebeth Wijtenburg.

In 2013/14 the Ladies finished runners up in the England Hockey Investec Women’s Cup, losing to Investec Premier Division side, Surbiton Hockey Club.

The 2014/15 season saw the ladies gain promotion from South Clubs' Women's Hockey League Division 1 into the prestigious England Hockey National League under Steve Menzies. A club first and significant milestone for the Ladies.

September 2015, the Ladies 1st XI made their debut in the Investec Conference East Division.[3] Coached by, Mo Rahman, supported by Assistant Coach Richard Smith, Manager Jo Edmonson and Captain Annebeth Wijtenburg the girls finished 4th in their first season.

International Players Past & Present (Men & Women)[edit]

  • Richard Alexander - England and Great Britain
  • Elie Barnes – Wales
  • Edward Bevan – Wales
  • Matthew Botha – South Africa
  • Chris Bowen – South Africa and Wales
  • Helen Cathcart – Ireland
  • Andrew Cornick – Wales
  • David Cooper – England (Indoor)
  • Gavin Davis – Australia
  • Dan Fox – England and Great Britain
  • Annabel Driver - England U21
  • Alice Garrad – England
  • César Hauet – France
  • Andy Hayward – New Zealand
  • Richard Hildreth – Canada
  • Dilawar Hussain – Pakistan
  • David Jameson – Canada
  • Graham Joyce – Scotland
  • Justin King – South Africa
  • Eddie O'Brien – Australia
  • Will Naylor – England (Indoor)
  • Iain Mackay – England and Great Britain
  • Mitesh Patel – New Zealand
  • Sarah Robertson – Scotland and Great Britain
  • Ben Rogers – Wales
  • Marc Sala – Spain
  • Stanley Shoveller – England
  • Soma Singh – England and Great Britain
  • Matt Simkin – Wales
  • James Simpson – England U21 & Great Britain U21
  • Josh Smith – Wales
  • Richard Smith – England and Great Britain
  • Peter Swainson – Wales
  • Rob Thompson – England and Great Britain
  • Tim Thompson – Australia
  • Simon Towns – New Zealand
  • Lauren Turner – England
  • Stephane Vehrle-Smith – Brazil
  • C L Vye [4]
  • Scott Webster – Australia
  • Annebeth Wijtenberg – England (Mixed)
  • Melanie Wilkinson – England Junior
  • Isabel Wray – Guernsey


  1. ^ "HWHC official site". Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  2. ^ "Current Hampstead and Westmister registered players - England Hockey League". England Hockey. Retrieved 2015-09-11.
  3. ^ "Investec Conference East Division". www.englandhockey.co.uk.
  4. ^ ""Test For British Hockey." Times [London, England] 17 Oct. 1956". The Times Digital Archive.