The CCAE Men’s Club was formed in 1971 winning its first premiership in 1972, while the Women’s Club was formed in 1973 and immediately won its first premiership. By the end of the 1970s, the Women had grown to 7 teams while the Men had 4 teams. In 1979 the Women made their first foray into First Grade while the Men joined them in 1981. Sadly neither Club remained in the top grade for long. CCAE became UC in 1990 and the Clubs became the Unicorns. That same year saw the Women return to First Grade this time remaining there to today. The Men joined them briefly in 1991, going up and down over the next few years before finally conceding our place in 1997.
In 1992 the Women won their inaugural First Grade title in 1992, returning to the winner’s circle in 1994.
The two Clubs merged in 1996 to form the University of Canberra Hockey Club and became the Devils.
The club has had much success since then and highlights include the CL1 Women record winning run of 2007-2011 premierships – a feat that no other club has repeated. The CL2 Men winning the Premiership in 2006, their highest premiership win since the 1980’s. The Midweek team three-peat from 2014-2016, plus many other premierships along the way.
The club has steadily grown since then and now fields seven women’s teams and six men’s teams. The full club website can be found at uchockey.com.au.
All members past and present are invited to celebrate at a gala dinner and watch the current UCHC teams playing back to back throughout the day.
Date: Saturday 10th July, 2021
Tickets: $120, including a three-course meal and drinks package and entertainment.
$100, including a three-course meal and no alcohol drinks package and entertainment.
Get your tickets by 30 June.
Location: Canberra Hotel Rex
Dress: Black tie
We are monitoring the current COVID-19 situation and are in contact with the venue to arange contingencies for people who were planning to travel. If you cannot attend for any reason, including travel restrictions please contact us ASAP.
We have negotiated a 15% discount for hotel rooms, only if they are booked directly through the Rex. To make a booking call Canberra Rex Hotel on 02 6248 5311 and use the code "UCHU" to have the 15% discount applied.
Please join us for a recovery lunch on Sunday 11 July at the RUC Turner Bowls Club from 12pm.
SHARE YOUR STORY
Whether you’re a current or past member, you are a member of the Devils family and your memories have helped shape UC Hockey Club's history. We want to hear your story to help tell the UC Hockey Club story.
Memories will be featured at the gala dinner and in the 50th anniversary yearbook.
Some thought starters:
When did you play for UCHC?
How has UCHC changed most since you played?
What is your favourite UCHC tradition?
What is your favourite memory of UCHC?
What are you doing now?
Share your photos, memories, or shout-outs using this form or by emailing email@example.com.