Our Club history

Saturday afternoon at the hockey at Sutho

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 synthetic playing surface installed in 2019 at a cost of $360,000. Our Tradies Hockey Park is amongst the best in Sydney.

Sutho is one of the largest hockey clubs in the city. Our senior men’s (including Masters), women’s and junior boys and girls mixed teams contest competitions across Sydney. Experienced coaches deliver an extensive hockey program for boys and girls for learners through to the highest skill levels. This program includes introductory Minkey hockey for 5 to 9 year-olds.

Our entirely volunteer-managed club prides itself on promoting, growing and developing hockey. A big part of this is our successful modified summer competition which runs each year in Term 4. It involves over 500 kids from local primary and high schools in the Sutherland Shire and St George regions. Our summer schools comp has been running since 1983.

Sutho greatly values the 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.

Like to play or help out at Sutho? Contact: secretary@sutho.com.au

Sutherland players who have represented Australia include:

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, as well as Kookaburras and Hockeyroos Dennis Lisk, Peter Huk, Des King, Garry Jennison, Peter Shea, Michael York, Adam Commens, Kieran Govers, Luke Noblett, Jack Hayes and Kate Hollywood.


Sutherland’s latest synthetic pitch, this Polytan Olympic standard field, was opened in 2019.