About the Club

Bentstix is one of the world’s leading gay and lesbian hockey clubs and is based in Sydney.

Bentstix was established in 1996 during the Sydney Mardi Gras Festival as a social network of like-minded players.  The club has since grown to become one of the world’s largest and most successful gay and lesbian hockey clubs, with over 70 active members consisting of men and women, gay, straight, lesbian and anywhere in between.

2012 saw the induction of Bentstix Hockey Club women into the Eastern Districts Women’s Hockey Association Competition.  For their first season into the competition they gave ED4 a shake-up finishing equal third, just out of finals contention on goal difference.

We currently have two women’s and three men’s teams competing in Sydney leagues, and we also field teams at competitions throughout Asia and the rest of the world. Our men’s team were gold medal winners at the 2013 World Outgames in Antwerp, and we continue to field teams at international events around the world.

In January and February each year Bentstix hosts a couple of Have-a-go Hockey days as part of Mardi Gras to promote hockey and provide an opportunity for those interested in hockey to give it a go commitment free.

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Bentstix is dedicated to continually building a diverse, competitive and friendly environment which welcomes all new members wishing to play hockey, get fit and make new friends.

Our aims are to:

  • Provide GLBT community members the opportunity to learn and play hockey in a competitive but fun and supportive environment.
  • Offer members the opportunity to make new friends while improving their fitness and self-esteem.
  • Promote sport and participation in the GLBT community and in turn promote acceptance of homosexuality within the broader community.
  • Promote gay and lesbian field hockey both locally and internationally in an effort to build participation worldwide.

To join Bentstix, contact us here. To find out more about our club, visit our FAQs page. To find out more about our players, see our player profiles here.