News Archive

February 21, 2017

Come and Have A Go!

Would you like to give hockey a go to see if it is for you? Or perhaps you loved playing hockey years ago and want to pick up a stick again. Come along to our free event this Saturday at 2pm. There’s no obligation to join a team, but just maybe you’ll discover how much

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

August 13, 2016

What a season! Finals this weekend!

What a season the Women of Bentstix have had so far. Both teams are heading into the finals with tomorrow’s match for Div 4 seeing them finish either 2,3,4 on the ladder, is that tight! It is a historic moment for the Women’s squad, never before have both teams qualified for finals and with points

August 10, 2016

Check us out on Star Observer

Big thank you to the fantastic Ann-Marie Calilhanna from the StarObserver for coming to our Annual Fancy Dress and Raffle last weekend in the Burdekin – it was an amazing night with some brilliant costumes and over $3.5k raised for the club !!!!! Check out our photos on Star Observer!

August 6, 2016

Fancy Fundraising Fun

What an amazing fancy dress last night for the club – we had appearances from Donald trump, to Freddy Mercury, from Marlyn Manroe to David Bowie – some amazing appearances. See some of the fabulous costumes from the night in our photo gallery. Big thank you to everyone that helped out and we raised over

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

July 16, 2016

Thank you Urban Yoga!

OMG. What an experience! Thank you Urban Yoga Surry Hills for an amazing night. Missed it? With jaw dropping visuals on a super sized screen, unapologetic tunes from a resident DJ – think Beyonce, Gaga, Kylie, the class was like nothing you have experience before and left us wanting more, more, more! See all the

May 26, 2016

Yoga with a twist of Diva! – 15 July

Bentstix Hockey Club in conjunction with our sponsor Urban Yoga, Surry Hills proudly presents – YOGA WITH A TWIST OF DIVA This fundraising event for Bentstix Hockey Club is going to provide a yoga class with a difference whilst still leaving you energized and blissful. With jaw dropping visuals on a super sized screen, unapologetic

May 26, 2016

Yoga with a twist of Diva!

Bentstix Hockey Club in conjunction with our sponsor Urban Yoga, Surry Hills proudly presents – YOGA WITH A TWIST OF DIVA This fundraising event for Bentstix Hockey Club is going to provide a yoga class with a difference whilst still leaving you energized and blissful. With jaw dropping visuals on a super sized screen, unapologetic

May 11, 2016

Annual Fancy Dress Party – 5 August

Save the date! This promises to be one crazy night with prizes, raffles, awesome costumes and pictures that tell a thousand words, see above! VENUE To be confirmed THEME: DEAD ICONS/WORLD LEADERS/SHAPERS AND THOSE WHO YOU WOULD SWAP THEM WITH – Think Whitney Houston v Kim Kardashian (sorry Trent), Winston Churchill v Tony Abbott COST:

April 30, 2016

Stix fun at the comedy store

What a great club night at the Comedy Store! Some great laughs, food and some serious dancing after. We love our fun and dancing here at Bentstix. Take a look at some of the photos from the night in the gallery. Best of luck to all our teams playing over the weekend!

April 6, 2016

Whose up for a good laugh?? – 29 April

What better way to get to know each other by having a good laugh 🙂 Hold the date – Its comedy season in Sydney and we want all the boys and girls to join us on a fun night out!! LOADS OF COMICS OF DIFFERENT STYLES, UNQUESTIONABLE QUALITY AND GUARANTEED VALUE FOR MONEY. The plan

April 6, 2016

Team Sydney Women’s Event – 10 April

Free Event Free Drink on Arrival! Don’t miss The First Ever Womens Team Sydney Event! Women Only Guest speaker and author of the book Women and Sport Libby Darlison, a keynote speaker for Change The Game, will give an outline of her presentation and the Change The Game Conference. The event and first drink are

April 4, 2016

Back on the pitch for 2016!

It was a great turn out in the sun today to watch the women’s teams hit the pitch for the first time in 2016. Our seasoned WAGS came prepared with their massive sun umbrella and the boys got some sun to sweeten their tans. Great to see our girls back no the turf and looking

March 15, 2016

Winter Season Opener – 20 March

Come along to the Beresford Hotel in Surry Hills for the Winter Season Opener!   When: Sunday 20 March Time: 3pm – 5pm Where: Beresford Hotel, Surry Hills  Address: 354 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

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.

September 15, 2014

2014 Presentation Night

We invite you to celebrate the success of Bentstix Hockey Club in 2014 at our annual Presentation Night. ~~ TICKETS ON SALE NOW!! 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

September 14, 2014

The Boy’s Granny!! Woot!!

What a nerve wrecking grand final! Scoreless all the way through extra time with 9 a side and then 7 a side! It’s tough to go down in the shoot out – but what an amazing year! Congratulations on a wonderful season.  

August 31, 2014

Rainbow all the way..

… to the Grand Final! The Bentstix boys take to the pitch in the finals series in “Fair go, sport!” rainbow socks to celebrate diversity and acceptance in sport! Don’t they look dazzling! And they should be smiling… They’re also celebrating their definitive 3 – 0 win that earned Stix and express pass all the

August 31, 2014

Bentstix Phoenix Gemma!

Congratulations Gemma for winning the Phoenix Medal for best and fairest across all divisions of the ED competition! We’re very proud of you and the club is lucky to have such a warm-hearted, fair playing and talented person as one of our own. The Phoenix Medal was presented to Gemma at the Eastern District Women’s

August 31, 2014

Player of the Grand Final

Congratulations Nat Stewart, Player of the Grand Final! The girls put on a stellar team display again this week for the Grand Final, but by golly gosh Nat – you had a cracker of a game! Nat dominated play in the middle of the field, taking the ball into attack so many times it’s all

August 30, 2014

Premiers!!! Congratulations girls

Bentstix take out the minor premiership, the major premiership, Best on Ground in the grand final (Nat Stewart), Best and Fairest for ED division 3 (Gemma Hartmann) and Best and Fairest for all of ED competition, Phoenix Medal winner (Gemma Hartmann). What a phenomenal achievement, so very proud.  

August 20, 2014

Bentstix Women 2014

The stix women have been having a blast on the field over the last couple of months. Here’s some pic’s of the Div 3 and 4 gals enjoying ourselves on the field as well as our amazing supporters. We hope to see you at Kyeemagh RSL this Sunday 24th August at 11:45am to cheer the

August 18, 2014

Raffle Winners Announced!

Bentstix Hockey Club is pleased to announce the winners of the Annual Fundraising Raffle, drawn at the “B&S” Fancy Dress Fundraiser on Friday night. We’re extremely grateful to the companies and individuals who donated some amazing prizes for the raffle and for the many wonderful club members who helped organise the raffle, sell tickets and

July 18, 2014

Stix 2014 Fundraiser

We invite you to celebrate diversity in sport with Bentstix Hockey Club at our 2014 fancy dress fundraiser. ** BUY TICKETS NOW!! ** Where: The Lava Lounge at The Berdekin Hotel When: Friday, 15 August 2014 from 7pm Theme: “B&S” Fancy dress Cost: Only $10 online (or $15 at the door) Join us at in

June 18, 2014

Unofficial Bentstix Day 2014

The unofficial Bentstix Hockey Club Day was capped by rainbows yesterday (not kidding – we followed a rainbow on the way to the first game at 9am and another glorious rainbow on the way home from the last game when it finished at 5pm). What an amazing Bentstix day But it was a tough slog

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 12, 2014

Bentstix Div 5 Opener

Bentstix Men take to the pitch in division 5 of Sydney Hockey Association for the first time after taking out the Div 7 final in 2013. Go stix!!

April 12, 2014

Rainbow Socks Debut

The girls sparkle in their rainbow socks at the 2014 season opening games. Where there are rainbows… there (apparently) must be torrential rain – but there’s nothing that will dampen the girls’ spirits from playing hockey again!

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