Adelaide Fire

Adelaide Fire is an Australian field hockey club based in Adelaide, South Australia. The club was established in 2019, and is one of 7 established to compete in Hockey Australia's new premier domestic competition, Hockey One.[1]

Adelaide Fire
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Full nameAdelaide Fire
Founded17 April 2019; 3 years ago (2019-04-17)
Home groundState Hockey Centre, Adelaide, Australia
(Capacity 4,000)
LeagueHockey One

The club unifies both men and women under one name,[2] unlike South Australia's former representation in the Australian Hockey League as the SA Hotshots (men) and SA Suns (women).[3][4]

Adelaide Fire will compete for the first time in the inaugural season of Hockey One, which will be contested from late September through to mid November 2019.


Adelaide Fire, along with six other teams, was founded on 17 April 2019 as part of Hockey Australia's development of hockey.[5] The establishment of the club however, was not met without challenges. It was feared Hockey SA would not enter Hockey One due to financial restraints, however after a public fundraiser the entry quota was met.[6]

The club name of the Fire is a natural progression and combination of the former club names – the Hotshots and the Suns.


The club colours are a modern take on traditional SA colours, the yellow, now replaced with white provides a cleaner, modern feel to the uniforms.

Adelaide Fire Men's Uniform
Adelaide Fire Women's Uniform

Home StadiumEdit

Adelaide Fire are based out of the State Hockey Centre in South Australia's capital city, Adelaide. The stadium has a capacity of 4,000 spectators, with 330 fixed seats.[7]

Throughout the Hockey One league, Adelaide Fire will play a number of home games at the stadium.[8]


Men's TeamEdit

The following players represented the men's team during the 2019 edition of the Sultana Bran Hockey One League.[9]

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 MF   AUS Fraser Bowden
3 DF   AUS Lachlan Busiko
6 FW   AUS Angus Fry
7 MF   AUS Scott Germein
9 MF   AUS Fred Gray
11 MF   AUS Cameron Joyce
13 FW   AUS Luke Larwood
15 DF   AUS Andy Leat
17 DF   AUS Ryan O'Shea
18 FW   AUS Alastair Oliver
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF   AUS Glyn Tamlin
20 FW   AUS Isaac Farmilo
21 FW   AUS Simon Wells
22 MF   AUS Chris Wells
23 FW   AUS Cameron White
24 DF   JP Hirotaka Zendana
25 FW   JP Kota Watenabe
26 DF   AUS Liam Alexander
29 GK   AUS Edward Chittleborough

Women's TeamEdit

The following players represented the women's team during the 2019 edition of the Sultana Bran Hockey One League.[10]

  1. Linzi Appleyard
  2. Brooklyn Buchecker
  3. Jane Claxton
  4. Emma de Broughe
  5. Holly Evans
  6. Rachel McCann
  7. Emily Grist
  8. Sarah Harrison
  9. Amy Hunt
  10. Euleena MacLachlan
  11. Karri McMahon
  12. Gabrielle Nance
  13. Hattie Shand
  14. Michaela Spano
  15. Leah Welstead
  16. Gemma McCaw
  17. Leah Butt
  18. Kate Denning
  19. Amy Hammond (GK)
  20. Ashlee Wells (GK)


  1. ^ "Introducing Hockey One". Hockey SA. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Hockey One – WHAT'S THE CONCEPT?". Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  3. ^ "SA Hotshots". Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  4. ^ "SA Suns". Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  5. ^ "A New Era Begins – Hockey One Is Here!". Hockey Australia. Archived from the original on 17 April 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Donate to the our project on the Australian Sports Foundation". Hockey SA. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Distinctive Homes Hockey Stadium". AUSTADIUMS. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Hockey One – WHAT'S THE FORMAT?". Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Adelaide Fire". Hockey Australia. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Adelaide Fire". Hockey Australia. Retrieved 20 March 2020.