Burringbar Park set to become the premier hockey centre in Brisbane

By April 7, 2019 News, Uncategorised

Most people who are in the Brisbane Hockey scene would have by now, seen the development works for the 2nd Field at Burringbar Park. We thought we would take this opportunity to take a walk down memory lane.

Below is a great pictorial of the development work and final completion of the number one field at Burringbar back on 26th May 2001. The photos were donated by Rose Smith soon after the  completion.

The City United Hockey Club, as we were then known, moved to Hamilton Road Reserve in 1978, now Burringbar Park. The name “Burringbar” is an aboriginal word appropriately meaning the “clashing of sticks”. From then the club started to construct 4 grass fields for playing from the hard fill dump that existed before (Remains of the old Chermside Allan & Starks damaged by fire earlier and other debris were found below).

 

2 Comments

  • Mark Whitehead says:

    I remember playing there on the grass back in the early 80’s. I played for the YMCA and City United from juniors to seniors.

    • Peter Gaddes says:

      Hi Mark, thanks for the comment. Amazing how many people have played for YMCA/City United/Kedron over the years. Would love to receive any old photos you might have of that time (email to social@kwhockey.com). Also take time to subscribe to our newsletter on the webpage. We also have Facebook & Instagram that you can follow for the latest updates. Next club day is 27th April where Div 1, 2, 3 in men and women are playing at home.

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