Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club

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Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club
Full nameHampstead & Westminster Hockey Club
Home groundPaddington Recreation Ground
Maida Vale
ManagerDavid Stevens
(Men's 1st Team)
Anna Johnson (Women's 1st Team)
CoachKwan Browne
(Men's 1st Team)
Kate Richardson-Walsh and Sarah Kelleher
(Women's 1st Team)
LeagueMen's England Hockey League
Women's England Hockey League
London Hockey League
South Hockey League

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 Men's England Hockey League and the Women's First Team play in the Women's England Hockey League. The rest of the men's teams play in the Higgins Group London Hockey League. The women's teams play in the South 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]

Age Group Honours[edit]


2018–19 Men's First Team Squad[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
17 Trinidad and Tobago MF Kwan Browne
18 England MF Josh Kelly
No. Position Player
19 England FW Will Calnan
20 Germany DF Felix Mathes
21 England GK Lekan Ogunlana
22 England MF Peter Makin
23 England DF Joe Crame
24 Scotland FW Kyle White
25 United States MF Kei Käppeler
26 Australia MF James Chaffey
27 Wales FW Rhodri Furlong
00 England DF Aaron Hudson
00 England MF Josh Keaveney
00 England FW Joe Hillyer
00 England George Sweeting
00 England GK Jamie Legg
00 England GK Diccon Stubbings
00 Switzerland GK Lukas Egloff
00 Wales GK George Ratcliffe

2018–19 Ladies First Team Squad[edit]


No. Position Player
1 England GK Rochelle Gianfrancesco
2 Netherlands DF Annebeth Wijtenburg
3 England MF Jessica Orrett
4 England DF Annabel Driver
5 England DF Fleur Horner
6 England DF Brodie Fairchild
7 England FW Hayley Turner
8 Canada MF Louise Radford
9 England FW Jasmine Clark
10 England DF Katherine Baker (Captain)
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 MF Lauren Turner
18 England DF Meg Byas
No. Position Player
19 Wales DF Emily Rowlands
20 England Melanie Wilkinson
23 Scotland DF Emily Maguire
25 England MF Lucy Hyams
26 England DF Fran Tew
28 England MF Lizzie Gittens
30 England Charlotte Lechmere
- England GK Louise Duffy
- Germany DF Anna Middendorf
- England MF Alice Garrad
England MF Olivia Rendall
- England MF Katherine Langridge
- Republic of Ireland FW Helen Cathcart
- England FW Cressida Grant
- England FW Catriona McDonald
- England Alex Brathwaite
- England Katherine Mackay

HWHC in Recent Seasons[edit]

In 2013/14 the Ladies finished runners up in the 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.

In 2016-17, the Men's 1st XI finished fourth in the England Hockey League, qualifying for the League Finals weekend for the first time in their history, ultimately finishing in 4th place overall.

In 2017-18, the Men's 1st XI finished fourth in the Men's England Hockey League once again, reaching the League Finals weekend and narrowly losing the final to Surbiton Hockey Club on penalties. The Ladies' 1st XI won the Women's England Hockey League East Conference and narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier Division.

In July 2018 it was announced that Kate Richardson-Walsh and Sarah Kelleher would take over from Mike Delaney as the Ladies' 1st XI coaches for the 2018–19 Investec Women's Hockey League season[4]

On Sunday 14 April 2019, the Men's 1st XI won the Men's England Hockey League for the first time in their 125 year history, beating Surbiton Hockey Club 3-1 in the National Final. On the same day, the Ladies' 1st XI were also promoted to the Women's England Hockey League Premier Division for the first time in their history after wins against Loughborough Students and Stourport Hockey Club.

Notable players[edit]

Men's internationals[edit]

 England/ Great Britain
 New Zealand
 Trinidad and Tobago
  • Andrew Cornick
  • Rhodri Furlong
  • Jonny Gooch
  • Steve Kelly
  • Rupert Shipperley
 South Africa
  • Matthew Guise-Brown
  • Stephen Cant

Women's internationals[edit]

 Scotland/ Great Britain


  1. ^ "HWHC official site". Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Current Hampstead and Westmister registered players - England Hockey League". England Hockey. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Investec Conference East Division". www.englandhockey.co.uk.
  4. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/hockey/44891414