La Trobe University Hockey Club is the premier hockey club in the northern suburbs of Melbourne with 14 sides catering for students, locals, veterans and juniors of all skill levels. The club boasts well over 200 playing members, which most recently includes two juniors teams and is La Trobe University’s largest female sporting club.
We borrowed the ‘Gunners’ name from Arsenal back in 1967. Read our full Club History.
Located at KP Hardiman Reserve in Kingsbury, dubbed the ‘Cauldron’ by opposition for many years, is in an easy to reach location on Plenty Road (Mel Ref: 19 C6), with a tram stop in front of the ground and only a stones throw away from the La Trobe University Bundoora campus.
Men: White Shorts
Women: Gray Skirts
It’s a grand old flag
It’s a high flying flag
It’s the emblem for me and for you
It’s the emblem of, the team we love
The team of the red and the white
Every heart beats right
For the red and the white
And we sing this song to you
What do we sing?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
Keep your eye on the red and the white!
The Hon Colin Brooks, Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for the Seat of Bundoora, is the La Trobe University Hockey club patron.
Colin was elected to the Victorian Parliament to represent Bundoora in November 2006 after serving the community in a range of different roles.
He served as a councillor at Banyule City Council from 1997 to 2005 with two terms as Mayor of the City (1998/99 and 2001/02). He was also a member of the board of the Yarra Plenty Regional Library Service and was active in many community organisations such as Neighbourhood Watch and the local primary school council.
Living in the electorate with his wife and three children, Colin has worked for a number of senior Government Ministers before entering Parliament himself. He is proud to have started his working life as an electrician, working on large building sites and in railway workshops. His humble beginnings have provided him with a range of experiences that are important in elected office.
Colin has been the Patron of the La Trobe University Hockey Club since 2010 and has been a strong supporter of the development of new hockey facilities on campus at La Trobe University Bundoora to grow the particpaition of women and children in sport.