Winchmore Hill & Enfield Hockey Club (WH&E HC) is a vibrant and welcoming hockey club based in North London with a strong focus on teamwork, sportsmanship, and community. With a range of men's, women's, and junior teams, there are opportunities for players of all ages and abilities. We are dedicated to developing players on and off the pitch, while encouraging all to get involved in the sport of hockey in every capacity.
Our club is known for its friendly and inclusive atmosphere, with an unrelenting commitment to promoting the sport of hockey in the local community. WH&E HC's home ground is at Southbury Leisure Centre in Enfield, where the club benefits from excellent facilities and a supportive staff.
Per Amicitia Ludos - Through Friendship, Play
In the early 2000’s, the ever changing landscape of hockey in North London saw many clubs struggling & looking to consolidate in order to survive & remain competitive.
Two local rivals, Winchmore Hill Hockey Club and Enfield Hockey Club, discovered they shared common visions, values & a commitment to promoting hockey in the local community and providing opportunities for players of all ages and abilities to get involved in the sport.
In 2004 the clubs came together to create a friendlier, stronger & the more inclusive Winchmore Hill & Enfield Hockey Club (WH&E HC). Together we now offer a greater range of resources, expertise, and facilities, resulting in a stronger and friendlier hockey club, with a desire to achieve on the hockey field.
Southbury Leisure Centre has been the home of Winchmore Hill & Enfield Hockey Club pitch for many years. The modern and well-maintained facilities at Southbury include a full-size sand-based astro-turf pitch that is ideal for hockey training and matches.
The leisure centre has a spacious and fully equipped gym, fitness studios for group exercise classes, a swimming pool, squash courts, and a multi-purpose sports hall. The centre also has a café and a children's play area, making it a great destination for families and individuals looking to stay active and healthy.
In addition to providing excellent facilities for sports and fitness, Southbury Leisure Centre is committed to supporting the local community through its partnerships with local sports clubs and organisations.
Winchmore Hill & Enfield Hockey Club is part of a wider club, Winchmore Hill Sports Club, which is also home to our clubhouse, the Paulin Ground.
Winchmore Hill Sports Club has a long and rich history, dating back to 1880 when it was founded as the Winchmore Hill Cricket Club. Over the years, the club has expanded to offer a range of sports and activities, including football, hockey, tennis, and table tennis. The hockey section of Winchmore Hill was formed in 1922 as Grange Hockey Club, subsequently changing its name to Winchmore Hill Hockey Club.
The club boasts excellent sports facilities, including five grass tennis courts, four hard tennis courts, three cricket pitches, three football pitches, a brand-new 3G “MUGA” artificial pitch, and modern cricket nets. The clubhouse provides a welcoming and social atmosphere for members, with regular social events and a variety of food and drink options.
Despite its growth and success, the club has remained true to its roots, maintaining a strong community feel and a commitment to promoting health, fitness, and sporting excellence. With excellent facilities and dedicated coaches and support staff, Winchmore Hill Sports Club continues to be a premier destination for sports enthusiasts in North London and beyond.
The Paulin Ground, which is the home ground of Winchmore Hill Cricket Club, was named after William Paulin, who was a prominent figure in the early history of the club. William Paulin was a local businessman who owned a grocery shop in Winchmore Hill, and he played a key role in establishing the cricket club in 1880.
Paulin was a passionate supporter of the club and was actively involved in its early years, serving as the club's treasurer and providing financial support when needed. In recognition of his contributions, the club named their home ground after him.
Today, the Paulin Ground remains an important part of the club's history and tradition, and it continues to be a venue for football & cricket matches and events throughout the summer months.