Anne and Rowan Appointed Life Members

It is my great honour to announce that Anne Simmons and Rowan Johnston were presented with life membership with Sydney Uni Hockey Club at the 2021 AGM. It is difficult to summarise the enormity of their contribution however the following briefly exemplifies the extensive and invaluable contribution Anne and Rowan have made to the club.

Uniquely, Rowan and Anne have never played a hockey match for Sydney University. They became involved through their sons  as juniors and then seniors with the club. Since the early 2000’s, Anne and Rowan have performed in various committee positions which vastly improved the club’s position for the future. They have been key stakeholders in improving the club’s financials to a position of strength since early 2000s., More recently Anne and Rowan have been driving forces behind the massive fundraising projects for the home of hockey appeal and the development of the Bruce Pryor Turf.


To many of our club members, the roles have been behind the scenes however extremely valuable and instrumental in the operations and viability of the club. Those who have worked on the committee with Anne and Rowan will understand the value that they have brought our club.

Edwina Paul observed: “the club, both in its current structure and level of success, would not be where it is without Anne and Rowan’s selfless and tireless commitment. They are the embodiment of everything wonderful about SUHC and, whether they realise it or not, the club and all its members are indebted to both of them.”


To be awarded life membership is a very rare occurrence and even rarer for two people who have never stepped foot on the hockey pitch. Both Anne and Rowan have had highly successful professional careers and have also received University Golds for their contributions to the club. However, seeing the emotion and surprise on their faces when we announced this award was clear evidence of the passion and dedication they have for the club.


Would you please join me in congratulating Anne and Rowan on their thoroughly deserved awarding of life membership of Sydney University Hockey Club.


Eliza Roche, 2021 President, Sydney University Hockey Club

Men’s Competition

Sydney Uni has an amazing range of talent and diversity in the Men’s competition, from elite Premier squads to the men who want to learn and develop. Players of all skill and experience level can join Sydney Uni – and you don’t have to be at uni! We always welcome men who share a passion for having fun on the field, support their teammates and improve their game. The 2022 Men’s competition officially commences on the 26th March.


Women’s Competition

Sydney Uni women enjoy an immense range of talent and depth. We are fortunate to have highly competitive premier league teams that have created great success through many grades for players seeking competition and active fun. With the many teams we have an amazing network of female players passionate about their hockey and tremendously engaged socially as a club. We welcome all players of all skills. You do not have to be at uni.


Junior’s Competition

At Sydney Uni our goal is to create a fun and positive environment in which our junior players can develop their skills and love for hockey. Additionally, we aim to expose our players to role models, build a sound sporting culture and provide an excellent environment in which junior players can develop. Sydney Uni (despite the name) is a full spectrum club and has hockey teams for boys and girls aged 5 to 18. Our Director of Hockey has an absolute passion for developing our young players.


Elite Athlete Program

Pursuing excellence in tertiary studies and elite sport simultaneously can be especially challenging. The right assistance and encouragement is crucial. Get access to a broad suite of invaluable benefits and services alongside the help of skilled and dedicated staff. Elite Athlete Program members are supported to find balance and realise their potential.

If this could be you in 2022 contact the Director of Hockey Scott Barker. Your Application for 2022 should be with Sydney Uni by the end of November.

Welcome and Join Us

As a large club we field teams ranging from the elite level to the social level. We have something to offer everyone: a strong junior’s development program, a robust master’s contingent and very successful open men’s and women’s teams catering to all playing abilities. The social side of our club is arguably one of the best in Sydney, leading to strong friendships on and off the field. This combination attracts players from interstate, rural and local areas. Our members do not need to be University of Sydney students to play. For us it is about a memorable experience and community with great competition thrown in for those who want it.

Uniforms and Must-Get Merchandise

Just Hockey Sydney provides our  uniform and hockey equipment. This includes tops, skirts, shorts, socks and of course hockey shoes. They also have an excellent range of sticks, bags, goalie gear, gloves and masks. They are located in Olympic Park at the Hockey Centre. Be sure to mention you are from Sydney Uni and Robbie and his team will give you 10% off.

Merchandise – now is the time! Get your gear, get ready for the winter season. Click on the Merch menu item above

High Performance Program

As the Director of Hockey part of my responsibility is to implement pathways for Elite Athletes. In partnership with Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness (SUSF) we have access to world class facilities and support service staff (ie. Strength and conditioning coaches, sport nutritionists, sport psychologists etc).

– Scott Barker, Director of Hockey

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Elite Athlete Program

Pursuing excellence in tertiary studies and elite sport simultaneously can be especially challenging. The right assistance and encouragement is crucial. With access to a broad suite of invaluable benefits and services, alongside the help of skilled and dedicated staff, Elite Athlete Program members are ideally supported to find balance and realise their potential.

Want to join the proud and distinguished group of university graduates, who are leaders both on and off the sporting field? Then you need to be with Sydney University.

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Our Vision

As the Director of Hockey, my vision for Sydney University Hockey Club (SUHC) is to deliver the best and most inclusive Hockey experience for all members both on and off the field. With this vision in mind my focus is to create lifelong members and friendships within the hockey family and maximising your enjoyment within Sydney University Hockey Club.

– Scott Barker, Director of Hockey

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Strong masters, spirited competition

Great mens masters teams. We play across four divisions catering for all levels of expertise. Additionally off the field Sydney Uni has arguably one of the best cohorts for community, camaraderie, get-togethers and old fashioned mateship. Competition and fun – what more could you ask for?

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Sydney Uni Leadership Team

We are a team passionate about hockey and a great community

The Glebe Hotel have provided a lovely venue, great support and is a great location for delightful fare and a relaxing exchange for family, friends and hockey teams! We appreciate the commitment to SUHC. Go and enjoy a fine meal and a glass with your teams in an elegant building in the heart of Glebe.

Just Hockey provides our uniforms and has been a generous supporter of Sydney Uni over many years. An excellent range of strong brands in hockey equipment and clothing. SUHC particularly appreciates Just Hockey being our stockist of SUHC uniforms. Great handy location at Homebush where SUHC members receive a discount or buy online.

Sydney Uni Hockey club is pleased to announce On the Ground Consulting as our latest partner, specifically supporting the development of and ongoing commitment of our coaches for the next three years. The agreement is constructed to further invest in supporting the development of the technical, theoretical and practical skills of our coaching staff.  As a small business, On the Ground Consulting is undertaking ongoing work in the field of sport management as well as project work relating to people management, career and workforce development, and governance and strategy.

Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness is a terrific sponsor and provider of professional services. They provide the power of the university’s sporting infrastructure for the benefit of the club and individual hockey players. SUSF sporting resources are excellent so drop and enjoy all that sporting expertise. Thank you SUSF for your enduring support to Sydney Uni Hockey.