Bentstix Hockey Club
Bentstix Hockey Club

And so ends another fantastic hockey season for the Women of Bentstix.

So how did we go? After growing to two teams in 2014, we kicked off the season back in April, keen and smiling. Throughout the season we played our hockey hard – with passion, drive – and never gave up. Division 4, under coach Pete, missed out on making finals by one goal, but wow what a season! The girls had lots of fun and improved out of sight. 

Division 3 coached by Luke played some spectacular, fluid hockey. The girls succeeded in bringing home both the Minor Premiership and the Grand Final in style. This is an incredible achievement for a club that has only had women’s teams for three years.  Two of our players also won fair play awards from Eastern Districts Hockey  Association.
Nat Stewart took out best on the field in the Grand Final. Woot! Gemma Hartmann won both the best and fairest of Division 3 and the most prestigious award, The Pheonix Medal, which is given to the player who is considered the best and fairest for the whole competition. Bentstix is very proud of Nat, Gemma and all of our players for always playing in the spirit of sport.

So why has Bentstix been so successful?

That’s easy to answer – its members, coaches and supporters. In our club, the measure of success is not in the trophies we win (although it feels soooo good), but in the fun we have, the skills we learn, the constant improvement as players, the positive support we give each other, the friends we make and in the competitive, fair nature in which we play hockey. We play not as individuals or for ourselves,  but as a team and for each other. The Women of Bentstix bond on the training pitch, on the field and out and about with our many social events throughout the year.
Think I am making it up?

Here is what some of our new players this year have said about Bentstix Hockey Club.

“Bentstix, fun, friendly, driven, social, awesome, amazing, love you all thx for  fabulous yr x.” – Tanya
“Fun, family, social, learning, supportive, working together, team spirit,  awesome people, great year.” – Michelle
“A group in which you feel accepted, raises your standard of hockey, make  awesome friends all the while having a blast.” – Kat
“Bentstix has become more than a hockey club, the people within it are  supportive, generous and treat each other like family.” – Yanina
Our coaches, Luke and Pete have taught us so much, under them every player has improved and the team succeed. Then there are the WAGS, friends, family and boys from the Bentstix Men’s teams. They cheer us on from the sidelines and bring us home when we are spent. So that’s how we went, that’s why we succeeded and that’s why we all can’t wait until the whistle blows next year to kick off the new winter season. In fact, we’re so keen we’ll be fielding teams in Summer hockey competitions too. So if you want to be a part of an awesome club, play hockey, make new  friends in a supportive and positive environment, look us up