About Us

AboutEssendon Hockey

In 2017 a new Essendon Hockey community was established encompassing Essendon Hockey Club (Men), Essendon Ladies Hockey Club (Women) and Essendon Hockey Juniors.

This combination enables Essendon Hockey to:

– Provide an inclusive environment catering for players of all ages & abilities- men, women, junior boys and girls & their families.

– Provide a wide range of teams across the sections- catering for both elite, developing & social players of all ages.

– Provide pathways for junior development & recruitment- developing & enhancing the skills of our junior players & also transitioning into senior hockey.

– Be welcoming to all new players and promote the ‘love of the game’ to the wider community.

Essendon Hockey proudly participates in the Fair Go, Sport! and the Good Sports program.

Alan J Berry Talent Encouragement Grant

  • Player in 9 A Grade Premierships 1952, 1955, 1960-1965, 1968
  • Captain Coach A Grade 1960-1965
  • Chairman Essendon Hockey Club 1970-1980
  • Life Member Awarded in 1990
  • Life Member Essendon Football & Community Sporting Club
  • President & Life Member of Victorian Hockey Association & Australian Hockey Association
  • Australian Men’s Team Manager at 3 Olympic Games 1984, 1988, 1992
A trust has been established in Alan’s name and Awarded annually to a member aged between 16 & 21 who plays at Essendon and has been selected at an Elite Level (Victorian or Australian team) to assist with their expenses

Alan J Berry
Talent Development Grant







Zali Ward

Connor Holland

not awarded – Covid impacted

not awarded – Covid impacted

Ciatra Utri

Award Established

Our Hockey Club

Groups of Players

Essendon Hockey Centre has facilities that include 2 sand based hockey pitches, located less than 10 minutes from the Melbourne Central Business District. The Essendon Hockey community not only focuses on hockey but also a family friendly environment that is inclusive of all.

Men's Hockey

Men's Hockey

From the top flight of Victorian Hockey, to social and local teams, we have a team for you. We welcome new players of any standard.

Women's Hockey

Women's Hockey

We welcome new players of all abilities and are especially focused on providing pathways for our junior girls to transition to senior hockey.



We are focused on providing an inclusive environment where opportunities are provided for all players to develop their individual skills and game play.

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Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

Essendon Hockey acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we play this game, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to elders past, present and emerging

2024 Committee

Executive Committee


Vice President Men

Vice President Women

Leanne Richards

Vice President Juniors



Anna Huston

General Members

Bella Bazeley
Sampath Soysa
Gary Malcolm

Member Protection

Member Protection Female Rep

Rebecca Anselmi

Member Protection Male Rep


Safe Hockey Officer

**New role

Concussion Officers

Tim Bonser
Sue Macaulay

Game Day

President & Vice Presidents

# as above

Mens Premier League Coach

Dion Gosling

Womens Premier League Coach

Colin Sheriff

Club Coach Developer

Keith Fernandez
Erica Trahar

Club Umpire Developer

Iris Milham

Hook into Hockey

Ian Lewis

Umpire Co-ordinator

Rachel Lowe
Summer Co-ordinator


Indoor Co-ordinator


Masters Social Coordinators

Dennis (Sanjay) Samuel
Tim Bonser

Communication and Sponsorship

Hockey Vic Contact

# secretary

EFC Social Club

Graeme Spurr




Sampath Soysa
Zali Ward


Bella Bazeley

Social Media

Rachael Ferguson

Graphic Design




Grant and Bids

Ash Haque


Executive Committee Rep

Gary Malcolm

Canteen Manager

Nick Nikolaou

Canteen Supervisor


Ground & Room Bookings

Barbara Cross

Canteen Rostering



Yuki Harrington

First Aid

Erin Church


Nick Nikolaou

Finance Committee


# Treasurer

Executive Committee Rep