Hampstead and Westminster Hockey Club

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SUNDAY TRAINING


AUTUMN TERM 2023

Sunday 10th September - Sunday 15th October

(No training on Sunday 22nd October - some teams may have fixtures)

Sunday 29th October - Sunday 10th December


SPRING TERM 2024

Sunday 7th January - Sunday 4th February

(No training on Sunday 11th February - some teams may have fixtures)

Sunday 18th February - Sunday 24th March


SUMMER TERM 2024

Sunday 21st April - Sunday 19th May

(No training on Sunday 26th May)

Sunday 2nd June - Sunday 16th June

End of season awards: Sunday 23rd June



MIDWEEK TRAINING

Invitational for Performance players only.


AUTUMN TERM 2023

w/c 11th September - w/c 16th October

(No training w/c 23rd October)

w/c 30th October - w/c 11th December


SPRING TERM 2024

w/c 8th January - w/c 5th February

(No training w/c 12th February)

w/c 19th February - w/c 25th March (no session on Thursday 28th March)


Midweek training does not run in the Summer term.

Club Age Groups for 2023-24 Season

Age 5 (on 1st Sep 2023) - Year 1 in 2023-24 academic year : U6

Age 6 (on 1st Sep 2023) - Year 2 in 2023-24 academic year : U7

Age 7 (on 1st Sep 2023) - Year 3 in 2023-24 academic year : U8

Age 8 (on 1st Sep 2023) - Year 4 in 2023-24 academic year : U9

Age 9 (on 1st Sep 2023) - Year 5 in 2023-24 academic year : U10

Age 10 (on 1st Sep 2023) - Year 6 in 2023-24 academic year : U11

Age 11 (on 1st Sep 2023) - Year 7 in 2023-24 academic year : U12

Age 12 (on 1st Sep 2023) - Year 8 in 2023-24 academic year : U13

Age 13 (on 1st Sep 2023) - Year 9 in 2023-24 academic year : U14

Age 14 (on 1st Sep 2023) - Year 10 in 2023-24 academic year : U15

Age 15 (on 1st Sep 2023) - Year 11 in 2023-24 academic year : U16

Age 16 (on 1st Sep 2023) - Year 12 in 2023-24 academic year : U17

Age 17 (on 1st Sep 2023) - Year 13 in 2023-24 academic year : U18


Action shots courtesy of the great @essem4_photo

Autumn Term 2023 & Spring Term 2024


PADDINGTON RECREATION GROUND (3G pitch)

Sunday


10.30am - 11.45am

U6 (Boys & Girls)

U7 (Boys & Girls)

U8 (Boys & Girls)

U9 Girls


11.45am - 1pm

U7 (Boys & Girls)

U8 (Boys & Girls)



UCS PLAYING FIELDS, CRICKLEWOOD

Sunday


9am - 10.15am

U9 & U10 Boys

U10 Girls


10.15am - 11.30am

U11 Girls


11.30am - 12.45pm

U12 Girls



PADDINGTON RECREATION GROUND (water based pitch)

Sunday


10am - 11.15am

U13 & U14 Girls

U11 & U12 Boys


11.15am - 12.30pm

U13 & U14 Boys

U15 & U16 Girls


12.30pm - 1.45pm

U15 & U16 Boys

U17 & U18 Girls

U17 & U18 Boys



PADDINGTON RECREATION GROUND (mini pitch)

Sunday


9.30am - 10.30am

U13 - U14 Goalkeepers (Boys & Girls)


10.40am - 11.40am

U10 - U12 Goalkeepers (Boys & Girls)


11.50am - 12.50pm

U15 - U18 Goalkeepers (Boys & Girls)



MIDWEEK TRAINING 2023-24 - Invitational for Performance squads

Paddington Recreation Ground (water based pitch and mini pitch)

6pm - 7.15pm


Tuesday

U12 Boys

U16 Boys

U16 Girls


Wednesday

U13 Girls

U14 Girls


Thursday

U12 Girls

U13/U14 Boys


Summer Term Dates

Sunday 21st April - Sunday 19th May

(No training on Sunday 26th May)

Sunday 2nd June - Sunday 16th June

End of season awards: Sunday 23rd June


Summer Term Fees

£90 + £2.50 transaction fee

(Sibling discount of £5 per term for child 2+)


Summer Term Training

During the Summer term there is Sunday training for all age groups. There are no league matches or midweek training.

As we prepare for next season, please note changes below for: U12 Girls, U14 Girls, U16 Girls, U12 Boys, U14 Boys, U16 Boys.

Please also note the timing rotation for: U12 & U13 Boys and U14 & U15 Girls.

U18s (Year 13) finish training at Easter.


If your child is not attending in the Summer term but would like to return in September 2024, you must defer their place by completing this form.


Sunday Training


PADDINGTON RECREATION GROUND (3G pitch)

10.30am - 11.45am

U6 (Boys & Girls)

U7 (Boys & Girls)

U8 (Boys & Girls)

U9 Girls


11.45am - 1pm

U7 (Boys & Girls)

U8 (Boys & Girls)



UCS PLAYING FIELDS, CRICKLEWOOD

9am - 10.15am

U9 & U10 Boys

U10 Girls


10.15am - 11.30am

U11 Girls



MALLINSON SPORTS CENTRE, HIGHGATE

11am - 12.30pm

U12 Girls



PADDINGTON RECREATION GROUND (water based pitch)

10am - 11.15am

U13 Girls

U11 Boys


11.15am - 12.30pm

21st April, 5th May, 12th May, 2nd June, 16th June: U12 & U13 Boys

28th April, 5th May, 19th May, 9th June: U14 & U15 Girls


12.30pm - 1.45pm

U14 & U15 Boys

U16 & U17 Girls

U16 & U17 Boys


1.45pm - 3pm

28th April, 19th May, 9th June: U12 & U13 Boys

21st April, 12th May, 2nd June, 16th June: U14 & U15 Girls



PADDINGTON RECREATION GROUND (mini pitch)

9.30am - 10.30am

U13 - U14 Goalkeepers (Boys & Girls)


10.40am - 11.40am

U10 - U12 Goalkeepers (Boys & Girls)


11.50am - 12.50pm

U15 - U18 Goalkeepers (Boys & Girls)


Junior End of Season Awards

Sunday 23rd June 2024, Paddington Recreation Ground


All Junior club players and their families are invited to celebrate the end of the 2023/24 season!

Each age group will take part in a tournament followed by a short awards presentation.

Please mark availability for the tournament on Teamo so that we can plan ahead.


3G Pitch

10.30am - 11.45am : U6, U7, U8

11.45am - 1pm : U9 Boys, U9 Girls, U10 Boys


Water Based Pitch

10am - 11.15am : U10 Girls, U11 Boys, U11 Girls

11.15am - 12.30pm : U12 Boys, U12 Girls, U13 Boys, U13 Girls

12.30pm - 1.45pm : U14 Boys, U14 Girls, U15 Boys, U15 Girls

1.45pm - 3pm : U16 Boys, U16 Girls, U17 Boys, U17 Girls, U18 Boys, U18 Girls

Protective kit

Shin pads and a mouth guard are mandatory for all training sessions and matches. Players under 18 are not allowed to take part without this protection.

Basic mouth guards that you mould at home can be purchased on Amazon or Sports Direct. For those playing regularly, we recommend getting a mouth guard fitted by the dentist. Willow Tree Dental in Swiss Cottage offers a discount to HWHC members.

Those playing at Performance and Challenge level should have astro shoes rather than trainers, a left hand glove, and hockey face mask if they are involved in defending penalty corners.


Club kit

Our club kit supplier is Hawkin Sport and the online club shop is available HERE.

Please select "Junior Kit" from the menu on the left hand side. Players move to adult sizes from around U14, depending on their height.

U6-U8: There is a plain white playing shirt which is a more cost effective option.

U9+: The home playing shirt starts in size 26 which is approx age 6-7.

Girls: A Ladies style shirt is available from size 32 (Ladies Size 10).

If you are ordering a club playing shirt for the first time, please indicate the age group on your order and Hawkin Sport will allocate a number to be printed on the back

Club kit is required for U12-U18 Performance players: home playing shirt, skort/shorts, socks.

Players competing in Tier 1 leagues only will also need a red away playing shirt and red socks.

We expect Challenge players who are regularly taking part in matches to have a club home playing shirt, skort/shorts and socks.

Development players taking part in matches can wear any white top if they do not want to purchase club kit.

If your child is not taking part in many matches, club kit is optional.


Hockey sticks

Players are welcome to borrow a club hockey stick for training. Please make sure it is returned at the end of each session. We do not take spare sticks to matches.

If you need help buying a stick, there is a helpful guide on the Grays hockey website.


Second hand kit

We regularly hold second hand kit sales. Details for sales are sent via email.

If you have kit in good condition that you no longer require, please drop it at Paddington Recreation Ground. There is a second hand kit donation box in the storage container at the end of the sprint track. All club kit is gratefully received, along with astro shoes, shin pads and hockey sticks.

We offer specialist goalkeeper training from U10 - U18 for boys and girls. No prior experience is necessary.

Club kit is available to borrow. Goalkeepers are also welcome to purchase their own or borrow from school.


Junior GK Training Schedule

Sessions are run on Sunday term dates at Paddington Recreation Ground on the mini pitch (behind the water based astro turf).

9.30am - 10.30am: U13 & U14

10.40am - 11.40am: U10, U11 & U12

11.50am - 12.50pm: U15, U16, U17 & U18


HWHC offers after school hockey clubs on Tuesday and Thursday for Year 5 - 7, open to members and non-members of all ability levels.


AUTUMN TERM 2023

w/c 11th September - w/c 16th October

(No training w/c 23rd October)

w/c 30th October - w/c 4th December


SPRING TERM 2024

w/c 8th January - w/c 5th February

(No training w/c 12th February)

w/c 19th February - w/c 18th March


TIME

Year 5, 6 & 7: 5pm - 6pm


BOOKING

The cost is £6 per session.

If you are a club member, you will see sessions in the 'Calendar' to book.

If you are not a club member, please register on Teamo:

Desktop: https://teamo.chat/club/team/HXDPP

App: Download Teamo from your app store Club code: HXDPP


LOCATION

Paddington Recreation Ground, Maida Vale W9 1PD.

Please note, no dogs are allowed within the athletics track area, or on the pitch.

Players should be dropped off and collected from the entrance to the pitch.


PITCH

Sports Pitch 2 (water based pitch, in the middle of the athletics track).


KIT

Players should wear any sports kit and must have shin pads and a mouth guard. Astro shoes or trainers for footwear, absolutely no football studs!

We have sticks for players to borrow if needed.


TRANSPORT

Maida Vale tube, 5 mins walk.


PARKING

Metered on residential roads surrounding the park; Moreshead and Grantully Road both have gates to access the park. There is also a car park in Paddington Recreation Ground, also metered.

All players in U9 - U12 age groups are invited to take part in Mega League tournaments. They are optional and training runs for those not taking part in a tournament.

Please see the attached document for full information.


One U12 Boys and one U12 Girls team take part in the Performance league in addition to Mega League tournaments.

Selection for these additional fixtures is made from the Performance squads attending midweek training.

U12 Performance League Dates 2023-24

Round 1: Sunday 29th October

Round 2: Sunday 19th November

Round 3: Sunday 4th February

Round 4: Sunday 5th February

Finals (dependent on where teams finish in the league): Sunday 10th March


  • HWHC Fixtures Process U13-U18.pdf
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There are 14 league teams from U13 - U18, playing from Tier 1 to Tier 3.

Please see the attached document for full information.


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Junior training

Paddington Recreation Ground, Maida Vale, London W9 1PD (U6 Mixed, U7 Mixed, U8 Mixed, U9 Girls, U11-12 Boys, U13 - U18 Boys & Girls)

UCS Playing Fields, Cricklewood NW2 2BN (U9-U10Boys, U10 Girls, U11 Girls, U12 Girls)


Junior 'home' matches

Paddington Recreation Ground, Maida Vale, London W9 1PD

UCS Playing Fields, Cricklewood NW2 2BN

Mallinson Sports Centre, Bishopswood Road, Highgate N6 4NY


Transport

Paddington Recreation Ground: Maida Vale

UCS Playing Fields: Cricklewood or West Hampstead

Mallinson Sports Centre, Highgate: Highgate


Parking

There is a car park at Paddington Recreation Ground. The entrance is on Carlton Vale. The cost is £1.50 per hour on weekdays and weekends. You can park for free on residential roads surrounding the park from 6.30pm on weeknights and any time at the weekend.

There is a car park at UCS by the Kantor Centre; when that is full, parking is available at the weekend on residential roads.

For Mallinson Sports Centre, parking is on residential roads alongside the venue.


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Hockey sessions at Paddington Recreation Ground and UCS Playing Fields are currently full.

To join the waiting list for a junior place at these locations, please contact Message Alex Smart

Please make sure you provide the DOB for junior players so that we know which age group they are in.

Please do not register on Teamo until you have a place confirmed.

We would prefer not to have a waiting list but unfortunately facilities are in great demand and we have limited space to accommodate more players at this time.

Please see the Ways to Play section for opportunities for non club members.

Participation in activities is open to everyone and players are not prioritised based on their school or friendship groups.


Membership Fees 2023-24

(Paddington Recreation Ground & UCS Playing Fields)


Registration Fee

£12 per player

The registration fee confirms your place(s) for the 2023-24 season.

Membership fees are then charged per term for Autumn, Spring and Summer.

You will be sent a payment request ahead of each term.


Sunday training (all players) -

Autumn Term: £120 + £2.50 transaction fee

Spring Term: £120 + £2.50 transaction fee

Summer Term: £90 + £2.50 transaction fee

(Sibling discount of £5 per term for child 2+)


Invitational Midweek Training

Autumn Term: £65 + £2.50 transaction fee

Spring Term: £65 + £2.50 transaction fee


Financial support

We offer support to players who need financial assistance with membership fees.

Please contact the Head of Youth & Development for further information: Message Alex Smart

If you are on the waiting list for junior club membership, there are still opportunities to get started and enjoy hockey with HWHC.


After School Clubs

We run after school sessions for Year 3 - 7 at Paddington Recreation Ground.

Further information can be found in the After School Clubs section.

If anyone would like to attend but cost is a barrier, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Head of Youth & Development at Message Alex Smart


Holiday Camps

Our camps are open to non members.

Please see the Junior Hockey Camps section.


London Youth Games

HWHC runs the London Youth Games hockey teams for Westminster, Camden and Kensington & Chelsea.

Eligible players in Year 7 - 9 must live or go to school in one of these boroughs to take part.

Training sessions start after Easter and are free for eligible players to join.

Please get in touch with Head of Youth & Development at Message Alex Smart to find out more.

To check availability for a place in your child's age group, please get in touch via the CONTACT page, selecting "Junior Hockey and Camps" in the enquiry section.

Please make sure you include your child's DATE OF BIRTH so we know which age group they are in this season. Club age groups work like school years; please see the Club Age Groups section for further details.

If we do not have a space available, we will add you to the waiting list.

After School Clubs and Holiday Camps are open to non members and players on the waiting list.

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Junior sessions are lead by England Hockey qualified coaches, International hockey players, parent volunteers and players from the senior club.

The club runs regular development workshops for coaches.

Coaches hold an enhanced DBS check.

If you would like to find out more about getting involved in coaching, whether you're a player or a parent, please contact us at Message Alex Smart

We play hockey in the rain and the cold! If the pitch is frozen or if the weather puts players at risk (torrential rain, strong winds, thunder and lightening) we will not run a session. We will send a message via Pitchero to cancel with as much notice as possible.

We are unable to respond to individual emails regarding the weather.

We nominate players for London DC (Development Centre) from U12 - U17.


2022-23

57 players selected for Academy Centre.

12 players selected for Talent Academy.

4 players selected for England NAGs trials and 3 selected for England U16 Boys.


2021-22

49 players selected for Academy Centre.

7 players selected for Performance Centre and Challenge Cup.

4 players selected for England NAGs trials.


2019-20

29 players selected for Academy Centre.

8 players selected for development squads.

3 players selected for Performance Centre.

1 player selected for England NAGs trials.


2018-19

23 players selected for Academy Centre.

14 players selected for development squads.


2017-18

18 players selected for Academy Centre.

3 players selected for Performance Centre.


2016-17

12 players players selected for Academy Centre.


2015-16

11 players selected for Academy Centre.

2 players selected for Performance Centre.

HWHC trains and selects the Westminster, Camden, Brent and Kensington & Chelsea hockey teams (boys and girls) for the London Youth Games.


Eligible players for 2024:

Must be in Year 7-9.

Go to school OR live in the borough they are playing for (ie. Westminster, Camden, Brent or Kensington & Chelsea).

Players who are currently in London Hockey squads (or another County) are unfortunately not eligible for London Youth Games.


TRAINING:

Wednesday 17th April – 22nd May

6pm – 7.30pm

Paddington Rec


Squads for the competition will be selected after 22nd May. Selected players will continue to train on:

Wednesday 5th June – 26th June

6pm – 7.30pm

Paddington Rec


There is no cost to join the training squads or take part in the London Youth Games.


COMPETITION

(Players must be available all day on their competition date)

Boys: Saturday 29th June

Girls: Sunday 30th June


SIGN UP

If your child would like to join the LYG training group, please complete the Google form here:

https://forms.gle/nmDVBz9AMEjJeJPr8


A player can be eligible for more than one borough and play for either Westminster, Camden, Brent or Kensington & Chelsea.



2023

Westminster Girls - Finals


2022

Westminster Girls - Finals

Camden Boys - Finals

Westminster Boys - Plate Winners

The Welfare Officer is Alexandra Smart - should you have any questions or concerns you can reach her at Message Alex Smart

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How long is the season?

September - June. Please see the Term Dates section.


Can I join midway through the season?

If we have a space available in your age group, you may be offered a place and we will adjust membership fees accordingly.


Do I need experience?

We welcome players of all abilities.


Do you run holiday camps?

We run holiday camps at Paddington Recreation Ground during school holidays. You can book via the Teamo calendar.


Do you train during school holidays?

There are no training sessions during half term or school holidays. Please check Term Dates.

Some league matches fall during school holidays.


If there is a match, does training still take place?

If your son/daughter has a match, they do not attend Sunday training. Players who do not have a match should attend training as usual.


If it's raining, do you still play?

Training and matches will not be cancelled for rain. If there is inclement weather or if the pitch is frozen and we are not able to play hockey, we will let you know via Teamo.


At what age do you start senior hockey?

Players are able to play senior level hockey from age 14. At this age we encourage junior players who are ready to start integrating into the senior club.


Do you offer training and provide kit for goalkeepers?

We have goalkeepers from U10 - U18 and support them with specialist goalkeeper coaching on Sundays. They are also welcome to use club goalkeeping kit.

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