Sutherland District Hockey Club was formed in 1965 as Sutherland District Men’s Hockey Club. It expanded significantly from 1980 after senior and junior women players became part of our club.
Based at Hockey Park, Sylvania, our facilities include a substantial clubhouse and our latest new synthetic playing surface installed in 2019 at a cost of $360,000. They are among the best in Sydney.
In 2020 Sutho was chosen as the training base by the world champion men's team, Belgium's Red Lions, and their women's Red Panthers, as they prepared for matches against Australia.
In a proud moment for our Club, the teams played warm-up games at Sutho - the Red Lions against Australia A and the Red Panthers against the NSW Institute for Sports' women's team. A big crowd enjoyed a wonderful day.
Sutho is one of the largest hockey clubs in Sydney.
Our senior men’s, women’s and junior teams contest competitions across the city. Being the largest junior club in Sydney and NSW, we offer an extensive junior hockey program overseen by experienced coaches. This includes Minkey hockey (ages 5 to 9).
Our entirely volunteer-managed club prides itself on promoting, growing and developing hockey.
A big part of this is our successful modified rules summer competition which runs each year in Term 4. Our Tradies Summer Comp involves over 500 kids from local primary and high schools. Our summer schools comp has been running since 1983.
Sutho also supports the valuable contributions of coaches, managers and umpires, without whom the game doesn’t happen.
Above all, our club values our players taking part in our great game at the highest levels of sportsmanship.
Over the years our men’s, women’s and junior teams have had great success winning numerous premierships. Our Club is proud of its long list of players who have represented NSW and Australia.
Sutherland players who have represented Australia include:
Dennis Lisk, Peter Huk, Des King, Garry Jennison, Peter Shea, Michael York, Adam Commens, Kieran Govers, Luke Noblett, Jack Hayes and Kate Hollywood.
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