Names of Club Shields

In honour of their significant contribution to the club both on an off the field, each of our Best & Fairest Shields are named after a La Trobe University Hockey Club member. A full list of these Best & Fairest winners can be viewed on the Club Honour Boards.

Men’s 1s Best & Fairest
David Pullar Shield

David Pullar played for the club in its earliest days, pictured here in the middle at the 1969 Annual Dinner at Whittlesea Pub.

 

 

 

 

Women’s 1s Best & Fairest
Kizanne Davies Shield

Kizanne Davies was the first person to be awarded the Women’s 1s Best & Fairest Shield in 1993, and went on to hold that title for a never-to-be-repeated four seasons in a row.

 

 

 

Men’s 2s Best & Fairest
Bruce Mackie Shield

Bruce Mackie was the first ever recipient of the Men’s 2s Best & Fariest Sheild, which was won in 1984. He went on to play at the club for another three decades. 

 

 

 

Women’s 2s Best & Fairest
Belinda Blackburn Shield

Belinda Blackburn, or Gus as she is more commonly known, started at the club in 1992. In her time at the club she served 13 years in an Executive Committee position across President, Secretary and Treasurer, longer than anyone else in the club’s history. The shield was named after Gus in honour of her significant contribution to the club in 2012.

 

Men’s 3s Best & Fairest
Michael C Ludowyk Shield

Men’s 1st 11 Most Improved
Doug Henderson Shield

 

 

Women’s 1st 11 Rising Star
Kevin Bannan Shield

Each year the club plays a pre season tournament against Yarra Valley Hockey Club in the memory of Kevin – who played a key role in coaching all aspects of the club over nearly a 30 year period.

 

 

View more of the La Trobe University Hockey Club’s History.