New Player?

Welcome to the family!

Whatever your motivation to play, you’ve found your hockey home at Burnside Hockey Club. Catering for all ages & skills, we love to see our players grow and develop as individuals and as teams. The love & enjoyment of the game runs true through our club from top to bottom and we’re excited to have you join us to create your piece of history within our club.

To get the ball rolling, contact our Hockey Director at and we’ll see you on the pitch!

All players need to be familiar with:
Hockey SA website (
Hockey SA email address –
Hockey SA phone no. 8349 4044

Burnside Hockey Club website
Burnside Hockey Club mailing address PO Box 3175 Norwood 5067
Burnside Hockey Club facebook

Club Details

Team name Burnside Hockey Club
Nickname Bulldogs
Team colours Red, Blue and White
Home ground State Hockey Centre “The Pines” Gepps Cross and Prince
Alfred College hockey pitch ( The Parade West Kent Town)


Commenced in 1949 with one men’s team playing at Kensington Garden’s Reserve and it wasn’t until some 20 years later that women were invited to join the club.  The club has grown significantly since those early years with now over 300 players in both junior and senior teams.  The peak was achieved in 1988 when 12 senior teams and 14 junior teams took to the hockey pitches around Adelaide.

Premiership success has been consistent during the club’s history with over 45 senior and 60 junior premierships along with a countless number of players from the club having represented their state as well as having had 7 represent their country at Olympic Games.

The most recent successes saw Premier League men crowned champions in 2010 and 2007, the Premier League Reserves men also in 2008, 2007, Premier League women in 2004, Metro 5 “babies” in 2011, Metro 5 men in 2009, Metro 4 women in 2005 and Men’s Vets in 2006 and 2008, Metro 2  women in 2016, Metro 1 men in 2015 and Metro 6 men in 2018.

2021 Teams

Men Premier League, Metro 1, 2, 4, 5 and Masters
Women Premier League, Metro 1, 2, 4, 5
Juniors U18, U15, U13, U11, U9

Training Timetable 2021

Premier League/Metro 1 Men Tues at State Hockey Centre (The Pines), Thurs at PAC
Premier League/Metro 1 Women Tues at State Hockey Centre (The Pines), Thurs at PAC
All other grades men and women Thursday at PAC
Juniors PAC on either Monday or Thursday

Subscriptions for 2021

10% Discount off BHC Club Fees if paid before the 1st of May
SeniorsClub FeeClub Fee if paid before 1st May 2019Hockey SA Fee (To be paid to Hockey SA on Registration)
Premier League and Metro 1 $500-10% $118
Metro 2-6$300-10% $118
Masters $200-10% $118
U9$140-10% $34.77
U11$180-10% $52.77
U13$220-10% $52.77
U15$350-10% $52.77
U18$350-10% $52.77

Senior and Junior contacts

Club President Tom Christiansen
Treasurer Sarah Heinze
Junior Hockey DirectorAnna Pannell0405075754
Senior Hockey Director Jeff Dry 0408 254 489

Ground locations:


Every player should have completed the following forms for club records:

  • Registration form – can be done on-line. See club website for details as to when registration opens which is normally around early February
  • Payment of Club season fees/subscriptions to be forwarded to Club Treasurer – see below.

Club fees 2019

It is important that all players must register and pay the Hockey SA registration fee before they play their first match.  Players then need to pay their club subscription as soon as possible prior to the season commencing. Players who wish to pay by instalments must arrange this with the club Treasurer as soon as possible or speak directly to the Hockey Director.

Payment options

  • Direct debit details

Account Name: Burnside Hockey Club
Bank: Bendigo    BSB: 633000 Account: 158670216
Reference: Player Surname, Team (i.e. Smith, U13Boys)

Please retain all your records of transaction and email treasurer with details of payment –

  • Online paymen

Payment can also be made when registering through the Hockey Australia Portal.
Fees for 2019 will be advised prior to registration.

Hockey suppliers:
To purchase club uniforms, hockey sticks and other hockey equipment visit: Powerhouse Sports 204 The Parade Norwood ph 8332 1860

Approximate costs for 2019 are as follows:

  • Senior Men’s uniforms cost $125, which includes a shirt, shorts and socks.
  • Senior Women’s uniforms cost $125, which includes a shirt, skort and socks.
  • Junior uniform cost $105, which includes a shirt, shorts/skorts and socks.

Powerhouse Sports are pleased to offer Members and families a 10% discount on any other purchases.

Important Hockey SA 2019 season dates

March 23rd Beginning of Premier League and Metro 1 Season
April 5thBeginning of the Metro 2 – Metro 6 Season
April 8th Beginning of the Master’s Season
April 19th – 22nd Easter Weekend
May 3rd Beginning of the Junior Season
June 8th – 10thJune Long Weekend
July 12th – 14thAll Competitions Break
August 26th Masters Grand Final
September 13th – 15thJunior and Metro 2 – Metro 6 Grand Finals
September 20thPremier League and Metro 1 Grand Finals

Social & fundraising activities

It is important that playing hockey for Burnside is a rewarding, enjoyable and memorable experience.

Players must be appreciated for their team training and playing commitments and whenever possible should be encouraged to interact with each other in off field activities in order to extend and strengthen the bonds of the Burnside Hockey community.  One of the key aspects of running a successful Club is having the funds to enable the club to provide the services and programs it wants to help both retain and attract new players. Fundraising and sponsorship are the major initiatives that have been used in the past, along with occasional government grants from either state or local businesses.

A key function of any fundraising should be that it provides an opportunity for all club members to be involved.  This also allows for a spread of the load, helps to create an increased awareness and appreciation for any benefits and outcomes achieved through any income generated.

Likely events to be conducted in 2019 as fundraising events will include:

Monthly Club Dinner:

First Thursday of every month at The Maid Hotel – club sponsor

  • Social and Fundraising Events
  • Bowden Bowley Cup
  • Hotel Tour
  • Quiz Night
  • Club Awards Night
  • Bunnings BBQ and Cake Stall

Check website and facebook for event details

It is important that club members support the club sponsors as they provide a valuable resource for the club. Here are the sponsors for 2017 and we hope to retain these sponsors for the 2019 season.