Welcome to the Busselton Hockey Stadium Club.
We are a regional association, under which 11 clubs and 10 primary schools play. We provide club based competitions for players in Masters, Senior Men and Women, Junior grades 9-12 and 7-8 in both boys and girls, and school based competitions for Junior grades 4-6 and Pre-Primary to Grade 3. We also have teams playing in the South West Hockey League and contribute players towards the Southwest Strikers men’s and women’s teams playing in a State League competition. We have one artificial wet turf and six magnificent grass fields that are used by our junior grades in conjunction with the turf. Hockey is played in Busselton on Thursday and Friday nights and all day Saturday, and some Sunday afternoons.
Our aim is to provide a great sporting experience for all of our members. We also aim to provide quality development programs for coaches, umpires and our junior players. Busselton Hockey Stadium is a family friendly sporting club where all games for all grades are played every week at the one location. We have a fully functional canteen and bar facility and welcome visitors to come out and enjoy the spectacle of this great sport.
Busselton has produced it’s share of great players over the years and was the starting point for the following Australian players:
- Mavis Gray (née Beckett) whose International career spanned 1969 – 1977, captained Australia between 1975-1976
- Sharon Buchanan began her hockey career in Busselton at the age of 4, played for Australia from 1980 to 1993 (including four Olympic teams from 1980 to 1992), captaining the team from 1989 to 1993 at a time when Australia was considered the best in the world
- Wendy Pritchard (née Butcher) played for Australia during the period of 1965 – 1973
- Marion Aylmore (née Bell) played 50 International games for Australia and won medals at the Los Angeles and Seoul Olympics
- Janice Davidson (née Bell) joined her sister Marion in the WA and Australian sides in the 1970s
- Marilyn McIntyre joined the Australian Women’s team in 1975
- Karen Marsden won gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics
- Gayle Smith (née Taylor) was also selected into the Australian Women’s team in 1983
Four of these ladies together with Pam Glossop have been inducted into the Australian Hockey Hall of Fame
Busselton is also the home of another Australian player, Pam Glossop formerly from Queensland, who is now coaching our South West League Robins women’s team. Another home grown player to have represented Australia is Aaron Hopkins, who won gold with Australia at the 2002 & 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Current Australian Kookaburra player Aran Zalewski began his hockey career at the Busselton Hockey Stadium as a member of the Margaret River juniors.
The Stadium also runs a seven a side social summer hockey competition between November and February.
Busselton Hockey Stadium Vision
Is to continue to grow hockey to become the sport of choice;
Is to manage and sustain the development and promotion of Hockey in the Southwest.