Dubbo City Hockey Club was formed in 1978 by Warren Flower who is currently still playing hockey in the over 70’s Masters. Warren now resides on the Sunshine Coast.
In 1978 Dubbo hockey introduced a men’s competition after there had been no men’s competition for approximately fifteen to twenty years.
City entered a men’s A grade team, B Grade team and an under 16 boys’ team. The City women who were already in the competition joined the following year. This team was made up of wives and girlfriends.
The original team colours for City were to be green and white, but a last minute change saw the club colours to be as we now know them today – red and blue.
City life members are as follows:-
Les Ritchie – Captain/Coach and President in the 1980’s;
Vicki Carman – Secretary in the 1990’s;
Brad Bush – foundation player, coach and President;
Craig Johnston – foundation player, coach and President;
Peter Morrison deceased – Club patron;
Margie McKenzie - Player and coach;
Chris Ward - Player, coach, Secretary and Treasurer
Today Dubbo City Hockey Club caters for female and male participants in all junior and senior grades, right through to Masters. Currently Club membership consists of One men's team, three women's teams and three junior teams.
Along with high participation rates, Club teams have also been successful, achieving many senior and junior premierships since formation.
We enjoy the best of both worlds at our Club. We are small enough to maintain a friendly, social atmosphere at our training and games, yet large enough to provide good Club depth and a home for players of all abilities to fully enjoy their hockey experience.
The Club is very proud of its achievements and its family atmosphere and continues to grow.