It is with a deep sense of sadness that I advise the Bulldog family of the passing of one of our own, Peter Cooper. Peter played A Grade (that’s the old version of Premier League ) for Burnside for some years back in the 1970S and 1980s. I recall many a fine Saturday afternoon being one of 100 plus spectators crowded around the old BHC top ground on East Tce, Kensington Gardens to watch Peter and his mates, including Brenton Martin, Jimmy Jones, Robert Hilditch and the Berce brothers, Michael and Adrian, along with Ian Bowley and an older guy known as Boonz aka bulldogs legend, Winton Inkster, as they took on arch enemies like Brighton or Sturt (now Adelaide HC) in games that could only be described as exciting and vigorous. Peter was a skillful and elegant player with flair. I remember too the class of the man on the day that his jaw was broken. Peter was always the gentleman but he played hard and tough skillful hockey in the true spirit of the Bulldog. I extend our deepest condolences to Peter’s family, on behalf of all Bulldogs, those who were fortunate enough to know or meet Peter and those who haven’t.
Peter was a key member of the 1988 Premiership team – the Club’s first
Mens top grade premiership since its win in 1936 (as Kenwood).
Before the Grand final was played, Winton Inkster was reported in The
Advertiser as saying “with the return of John Rodda and Peter Cooper to
Club this year, we have developed a team of 13 players who give the
side great flexibility. I feel confident about the final.”
Peter’s playing record is: A1 1974-84, 1988 SA Juniors 1973 SA U21 1974 SA Seniors 1983-4 seen here below playing for SA with Terry Smith
21 March 2019 Dear Burnside Hockey Club Supporters As many of you may have heard and seen in today’s media, Hockey SA National Shame, HockeySA has advised all clubs that due to the late withdrawal of the NT from the proposed combined SA and NT AHL entry, mens and womens teams, SA now has to raise $100,000 immediately to be able to nominate SA mens and womens teams in the AHL. We are making approaches to possible major sponsors but the time is short and the outcome is uncertain. So in the interests of hockey in SA, I am calling on our hockey supporters for support and I ask if you or people or organisations you know will contribute as a sponsor or donor to ensure South Australia doesn’t fall out of the AHL. This is not about supporting just the current elite players in SA but its every bit as much about securing the future of hockey in SA, for your children and theirs in years to come. Hockey SA has put development programs in place in recent years which many BHC juniors have been involved in. It’s imperative that all our juniors who aspire to play at the highest level can identify with senior state men and women, and aspire to one day represent the state at the highest level. Please help us to ensure our state and our players continue to have this opportunity. If you can help through a business sponsorship or a personal donation, please contact me at *protected email* to discuss. Or for any donations no matter the size, please visit the site gofundme.
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You’re invited! Australia’s national junior hockey program, Hookin2Hockey invite all the young boys and girls to take on the opportunity to learn the basic skills of hockey, develop fundamental motor skills and make friends with 6 fun sessions to choose from! Details are as follows:
When: March 17/24/31 and April 7/14/28 Time: Sundays 8.45AM Where: The program will run at Barry Messner Reserve, Second Avenue, St Peters – adjacent to East Adelaide School.
Click the Link to Down load the Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2030, setting out our key objectives and strategies. It is a working document and we would welcome any suggestions or comments from Burnside Hockey Club members.
Update from our President – 3rd of May 2019 The lobbying for funding for our pitch project is continuing with both major parties and there are positive signs as we approach the critical last two weeks of the election campaign.
We are in full swing getting ready for the 2019 season. Anyone and everyone can play for Burnside Hockey Club. Juniors, men, women and masters. All skill levels from elite to beginner to later in life return to hockey.
Why should you play for Burnside?
We offer a family friendly fun environment and the opportunity to make new friends and develop fitness.
We love the sport and the excitement it has to offer regardless of what level it is being played.
We provide good quality coaches who will pass on their knowledge and experience and help players develop their skills.
If you are looking for a club or think you might give hockey a try then contact us. We will be happy to talk through the many levels of hockey, opportunity and extensive fun community we have. From our Director of Hockey Jeff Dry down we are passionate about developing your hockey no matter what your starting point.
For any enquiries please email or phone one of the following key members of Burnside Hockey Club, or give us your name and mobile and we will get right back to you.