Club News

August 30, 2016

What an amazing season!

What an amazing season it’s been with the boys closing off the year with back to back matches in pennant hills yesterday in exciting games and both of ladies teams making the semi finals with our top girls team in the GF this weekend! Another fun and exciting season and looking forward to see you

August 17, 2016

PRESENTATION NIGHT 2016 and 20th year celebration – 29 October

Cruise Confirmed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!! As this year is our 20th year as a club we are ideally looking to do some thing special and are looking at a cruise on the harbour in cocktail / black tie attire . Presso night and awards to all teams will be circa 30 mins and we can enjoy

July 31, 2016

Bentstix Club Day 2016

For the first time in the history of the club all 5 teams (both men and women) played back to back at the same venue! Now if that’s not an excuse for a BBQ and some cold ones…! See all the photos from the day in the gallery. The pressure was on! So many supporters

March 1, 2016

Have-a-go Hockey in the Sun

What an amazing Have-a-go hockey day! The sun was shining, the sausage sizzle was delicious and the vibe in the air friendly and welcoming. Thanks to all the members and non-members alike who came along to have some fun on the hockey pitch. We had over 35 new players join us on the pitch for the second

February 6, 2016

Stix in Star Observer!

Huge thanks to Ann-Marie from Star Observer for coming along to our Have-A-Go Hockey day in January to take photos of the club. Check us out in the Star Observer photo gallery here. Bentstix Hockey Club is very grateful for the ongoing support of the GLBTQI press. Have-A-Go Hockey is a great and safe way to

January 31, 2016

Have-A-Go a Stormy Success

What a fantastic afternoon of hockey. Lots of fun, laughs, impressive display of skills and wild storm to end things off. Thanks to everyone who came along to Have-A-Go Hockey, it was great to see you all down there. The next Have-A-Go Hockey day is on Sunday 28 February – let’s do it all again

January 29, 2016

Boys, Come Along and Have a Go!

You’re invited to have a go at hockey with Bentstix Hockey Club. What are you waiting for? Come along and have a go this Saturday 30 January, or on Sunday 28 February. Played hockey before? Looking for a new club? OR would you like to learn a new skill and become a part of a

January 29, 2016

Girls, Come along and have a go!

You’re invited to have a go at hockey with Bentstix Hockey Club. What are you waiting for? Come along and have a go this Saturday 30 January, or on Sunday 28 February. Played hockey before? Looking for a new club? OR would you like to learn a new skill and become a part of a

September 15, 2015

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Hi All, As flagged for the last few weeks, prior to the presentation night on the 26th of September at the Dome Bar, Bentstix club we will be running our Annual General Meeting. All executive committee positions are eligible for nomination and I would encourage club members who want to get involved further in the club.

August 13, 2015

Presentation Night 2015

We invite you to celebrate the success of Bentstix Hockey Club in 2015 at our annual Presentation Night. That’s right, it’s time to celebrate the ups and downs of another exhilarating season of hockey. Playing our hardest and being a part of the team on and off the field is what we are about. Our

June 4, 2015

Bentstix – It’s Party Time!

Wanna dance and laugh the night away at THE MOST FUN night on the Bentstix calendar? Well get yourself a ticket to our annual fundraiser, get your best costume on and see you there! BENTSTIX ANNUAL FUNDRAISER!! 3rd July 2015, 7:30pm onwards Burdekin Hotel, Lava Lounge, Level 3 Oxford St. The theme: Come as you Favourite

March 8, 2015

Bentstix Rocks the Parade

It was a big day for Bentstix on Saturday for Mardi Gras, starting with Cathy’s famous Mardi Gras breakfast and culminating in leading the dancing for the Team Sydney float in the parade. Stix crew were all over the parade, with a couple of stix gals in the Dykes on Bikes, Dann marshalling the bikes,

February 27, 2015

Bentstix At Fair Day 2015

What a successful Fair Day for Bentstix! Thanks to everyone who came out in their Stix gear to man the stand, hand out flyers and represent our wonderful club. It was a glorious day and much fun had by all. We made the galleries on Star Observer and SameSame.com.au !! Check out our Facebook Page

February 27, 2015

Stix in the Media

The Stix crew have been out and about and in the media this past month with the club receiving great coverage through Mardi Gras and pre-season. Vice-President Sally was profiled in Star Observer’s Mardi Gras Festival Guide speaking about passion in sport – “Passion has no boundaries and I believe that our club’s positive and

February 20, 2015

Look out for Bentstix at Fair Day!

Keep an eye out for the sexy Stix crew in their uniforms wandering around Victoria Park this Sunday. The Mardi Gras festival is in full swing and Fair Day is the place to be. Come visit us up on the hill in the Sports Village. Just say hi. Maybe put your name down for our

December 15, 2014

Have-a-go Hockey Days (Free!)

Played hockey before? Looking for a new club? OR would you like to learn a new skill and become a part of a friendly, successful, competitive and sociable club? Bentstix Hockey Club is holding two Have-a-go Hockey days and you are invited!! We will be providing coaching staff for those who haven’t played before or

December 3, 2014

Busy tonight??

Got much on tonight??? If not make sure you tune into Melbourne’s Joy Radio 94.9 FM, where our ‘Social Media Queen’ Gemma Hartmann will interviewed live on the weekly show ‘The Sportz Bag’ from 7-8pm. It promises to be a very exciting interview with this week’s program focusing on Australian Women’s Hockey and Bentstix Hockey

November 3, 2014

New Name, Constitution and Executive Committee

The members of Bentstix Hockey Club unanimously voted to change the name of the club from “Bentstix Sydney Gay and Lesbian Hockey Club Incorporated” to “Bentstix Hockey Club Incorporated” at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday. Bentstix Hockey Club was established by a group of gay men in 1996 as a social club of like-minded

November 3, 2014

2014 Awards

Men’s Div 8

Players Player – Brian Mullins
Coach’s Pick for Best and Fairest – Peter Hill
Most Improved – Justin Sayarath

November 3, 2014

President’s Report 2013/14

It is with a great sense of pride in our club and in the many wonderful people that make up our club that I present the President’s Report for 2013/14. It has been another wonderful year on and off the field for Bentstix Hockey Club. The current executive committee was fortunate enough to take over

October 8, 2014

Annual General Meeting

The Executive Committee encourages all members to attend the Annual General Meeting which will be held immediately before the Presentation Night at the Newmarket Hotel. It’s a jammed packed exciting meeting with a proposal to change the name of the club and resolution to accept a newly drafted Constitution and associated policy documents. We’ll also

September 24, 2014

AGM – 1 November 2014, 5:30pm

The Annual General Meeting will be held immediately before the Presentation Night at the Newmarket Hotel. Join the Executive Committee at the Newmarket for the AGM from 5:30pm to vote on the new Constitution, vote in the executive committee for the year ahead and raise any club matters. When? Saturday 1 November 2014 5:30pm  

September 24, 2014

Call for Nominations for Club Member of the Year

We’re very blessed to have some wonderfully generous members in our club who contribute their enthusiasm, skills, experience and time to help run the club and make Bentstix the great club that it is. This year you can nominate a person that you believe should be recognised by our club for their contribution to Bentstix.

April 24, 2014

Crazy for Bentstix?

You can now get your Stix on in public with our range of Bentstix hoodies, t-shirts, baseball tops, stickers and beanies! We’re going to put in a big order for these custom designs soon so we can dazzle on and off the field as we head into winter. Hoodies and beanies never looked so good.

April 4, 2014

Come, Watch Us Play!

This is it, the season is finally here! That Summer wait is over and four Bentstix teams hit the turf this weekend. We’d love for you to come and watch us play. In the season opener on Saturday the Bentstix Men 5’s team take on St George Randwick after moving up from division 7 last

April 1, 2014

Bentstix Fee Assistance Fund

In 2014, we are excited to announce the formation of the Bentstix Fee Assistance Fund. Each year players experiencing financial hardship will be able to apply to the executive for up to $150 in fee assistance. Bentstix recognises that hockey can sometimes be expensive. We understand that there are occasions when existing and potential club

March 9, 2014

Call-out for Umpires!

Bentstix Hockey Club needs keen beans who are interested in becoming an umpire. Does this sound like you? Learning to umpire is a great way to become more involved with the game, spruce up your knowledge of hockey rules and give back to the club. Training to be a community umpire is free. If this

March 4, 2014

Help Stix Buy Kit!

We’re raising funds to buy a goalie kit for the new women’s team and we’d love your help! As we head into the 2014 season we have discovered fresh new faces to join the Bentsix hockey family – so many new faces that we’re now too big for just one women’s team! We’re excited to

February 28, 2014

Sally Joins Exec as VP

The Executive Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Sally Whitney to the position of Vice President of Bentstix Gay and Lesbian Hockey Club. We’re thrilled that Sally is joining the leadership of the club as she is a great inspiration both on and off the field. Sally’s claim to fame is as the

February 27, 2014

President Emma, VP – you?

With Brodie’s departure to the apple isle, the Executive Committee has appointed Vice-President Emma Rogers to the casual vacancy of President until elections for the executive positions take place in November 2014. The Executive Committee is confident that Emma’s appointment will provide continuity in leadership for the club and make sure we don’t skip a

February 27, 2014

Bye Bye Brodie, Come Back Soon!

The club took a collective gasp for air this week as we learned Bentstix President Brodie West is stepping down and heading to the apple isle to study full time. Such a loss for the club, but wonderful news for Brodie and we wish him the very best for the coming year. We’re ‘devo’… But

February 4, 2014

Fair Day 2014

Bentstix will be hitting Fair Day once again in 2014! Fair Day has always been one of our most successful days for recruiting new players, and it’s our chance to share our success from the last few years as well as showcasing what a lovely bunch of people we are. We have a lot to

January 10, 2014

Asia Pacific Outgames

BENTSTIX WANT YOU!   In just a few short months, Bentstix will be sending both Men’s and Women’s teams to Darwin for the Asia Pacific Outgames. In 2011, Bentstix Men and Bentstix Women won Gold medals in their finals matches in Wellington (NZ), and will be fighting to retain their respective titles. We are currently

December 11, 2013

Fair Day – Sunday 9 February 2014

Once again Bentstix will have a stand in the Sports Village at Fair Day as part of Mardi Gras. Manning the stand for an hour or two is a super easy way to give back to the club. We’ll put a call out for volunteers in January.

December 11, 2013

Have-a-go Hockey – Sunday 12 January 2014

Join us on Sunday 12 January for hockey fun and a club mixed friendly. This will be a great opportunity to invite along any friends who have the tiniest spark of interest in playing hockey for Bentstix next year. We’ll wow them with our club spirit 😉 We’ll also be inviting guys and gals who

December 11, 2013

Indoor Hockey – Starts Feb

Want to sharpen your hockey skills and improve your fitness? Indoor hockey may be just the thing for you… If there’s enough interest Bentstix will field both a Men’s and Women’s team in competitions from February to April 2014. The Women’s competition (B grade) will be held at Mosman Gym on Thursdays and Fridays between

December 11, 2013

Player Fees – Winter 2014 Season

The numbers have been crunched, re-crunched, then crunched all over again. Winter Players Fees: $495 + Hockey NSW Registration Fee All winter players, both men and women, must pay $350 by 31 March 2014 to secure a spot on a team for the winter season. The $350 can be paid in instalments between now and the 31

December 11, 2013

Annual Membership Fee – Due by 31 December 2013

The annual membership fee of $35 is due by 31 December 2013. Your annual membership fee helps to cover the cost of sexy things like insurance, financial statements and web hosting (!!) as well as providing a stall at Fair Day. Being a paid up member of the club also gives you the right to

December 11, 2013

5 Goals for the Year Ahead

We’re really excited to be guiding the club through what we hope will be another amazing year for Bentstix. With such a successful year behind us we feel that it is an opportune time to build on the fabulous club spirit that was so visible during finals. We’ve come up with 5 goals for the

November 15, 2013

President’s Report for 2012/13

It is with great pleasure that I present the President’s Report for 2012/13; what an amazing year it has turned out to be! I would like to start by thanking last year’s President Anthony and his executive for handing the club over in such an exciting position, poised to take on the challenge of the

October 1, 2013

Notification of AGM

The Bentstix AGM will be held on Thursday 14th November 2013 at 7pm. The venue is yet to be set. At the AGM the members of the Executive Committee will be elected for the coming year. The nomination form for a position on the Executive Committee is available here. At the AGM the draft club

July 29, 2013

Planning the presentation evening

Hello all, as we near the end of awesome seasons for the men and women, it’s time to start planning the presentation evening. The current thought is to have an event that would cater for the 3 teams and player’s partners. Perhaps the best way to do this is to have drinks and canapés rather

May 27, 2013

Take Care!

Hello all, the club recently enquired about the slippery nature of the edges of the field at Kyeemagh and whether or not this could be fixed. I have been informed that the cleaning started today and will finish on Wednesday however this will leave the edges of the field a little more slippery than usual

May 24, 2013

New kit has arrived!

Girls please make welcome the newest addition to your team, all the way from the UK……the Mercian Goalkeeper Kit!

May 16, 2013

New Vice President

Congratulations Brodie West!!! At the Executive Meeting last night, Brodie was appointed to fill the position of Vice President, which was recently vacated. Brodie is a welcome addition to the executive committee. As well as the Vice Presidents role Brodie will also take the lead on Special Projects. Welcome to the team Brodie.

May 5, 2013

The role of Vice President

If you aren’t already aware Leah Sawford has unfortunately had to resign from the role of Vice President. Leah is currently studying 2 courses and working so she just does not the time to do the VP role. I hope you will all join me in thanking Leah for her hard work, devotion of time