Bunbury District Hockey Association
The Bunbury & Districts Men’s Hockey Association has had a long and successful career having started in a small way in the 1930’s. After a number of venues including the Recreation Ground, men’s hockey eventually ended up headquartered at Forrest Park.
The Junior Boys Committee was a sub-committee of the Men’s Association. Bunbury Women’s Hockey Association Women’s Hockey was introduced to Bunbury on a social basis in the mid 20’s. At that stage three teams, all from within Bunbury, participated prior to the Association being formed in 1929. In that year the first ever combined country week team was selected to represent Bunbury with five teams competing in the competition.
With the continued growth and interest in women’s hockey the Association moved to Hay Park where seven playing fields were allocated and which than served as its headquarters.
The Junior Girls Committee was a sub-committee of the Bunbury Women’s Hockey Association.
Formation of Stadium
With the formation of the Stadium to oversee the upkeep of the sand surface the men and women now ran their fixtures on the same fields. With the completion of a sand artificial surface in 1992 the game of Hockey took on a new outlook. Games were now played seven days a week throughout the season.
In 1997 a second artificial surface (wet) was completed thereby increasing the numbers of teams being able to use the facilities.
Bunbury & Districts Junior Hockey
In 2004 the Junior Girls and Boys Committees amalgamated in order to streamline their administration and improve communication between the committee and clubs, players and supporters of junior hockey.
Bunbury & Districts Hockey Stadium Inc – Combined Men, Women’s & Junior Associations.
With the Junior Committee setting the way in 2005 a sub committee was formed and went about amalgamating the Men’s and Women’s Association and restructuring the organisations of hockey in Bunbury.
In December 2005 saw the dissolution of the Bunbury & Districts Men’s Hockey and the Bunbury Women’s Hockey Associations and the Bunbury & Districts Hockey Stadium Inc accepting both Associations under the one umbrella with changes to the Stadiums Constitution and restructure of positions of the board.