WA Thundersticks


Perth Thundersticks is an Australian field hockey club based in Perth, Western Australia. The club was established in 1991 as a men's only team competing in the Australian Hockey League before expanding to include women's teams, WA Diamonds, under the same banner[1] as part of the 7 clubs to compete in Hockey Australia's new premier domestic competition, Hockey One.[2]

Perth Thundersticks
Full namePerth Thundersticks
Founded1991; 30 years ago (1991)
Home groundPerth Hockey Stadium, Perth, Australia
(Capacity 6,000)
LeagueHockey One
Websitehockeywa.org.au

Perth Thundersticks 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.

The Thundersticks were one of the most successful teams in the history of the Australian Hockey League, winning nine men's titles and producing countless international players.

UniformEdit

The club colours are WA's traditional colours, black, gold and white.

 
Perth Thundersticks men's uniform
 
Perth Thundersticks women's uniform

Home StadiumEdit

Perth Thundersticks are based out of the Perth Hockey Stadium in Western Australia's capital city, Perth. The stadium has a capacity of 6,000 spectators.

Throughout the Hockey One league, Perth Thundersticks will play a number of home games at the stadium.[3]

TeamsEdit

Men's TeamEdit

Details and team rosters to be confirmed.

Women's TeamEdit

Details and team rosters to be confirmed.

HistoryEdit

Perth Thundersticks, along with six other teams, are part of Hockey Australia's development of hockey.[4] The club unites both WA's male and female teams, with the women's team previously being known as the WA Diamonds.

The club name and identity celebrates the Thundersticks' success from the 1990s and 2000s when they were a dominant force in the men's Australian Hockey League. The club retained the state's iconic black, gold and white colours.

 
Old WA Thundersticks club logo
Year Position
1992 Champions
1993 Champions
1995 Champions
1996 4th
1997 Runners-up
1998 4th
1999 Champions
2000 Champions
2001 Runners-up
2002 Champions
2003 Runners-up
2004 Runners-up
2005 3rd
2006 4th
2007 Runners-up
2008 Champions
2009 Champions
2010 4th
2011 Champions
2012 Runners-up
2013 7th
2014 Runners-up

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New national league for WA Hockey announced" (PDF). Hockey WA. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Introducing Hockey One". Hockey SA. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Hockey One - WHAT'S THE FORMAT?". hockeyone.com.au. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  4. ^ "A New Era Begins - Hockey One Is Here!". Hockey Australia. Retrieved 18 April 2019.

https://web.archive.org/web/20070307114712/http://www.hockeywa.org.au/thunderstruck/thundersticks.cfm

External linksEdit