Special Cup Events

ANZAC DAY CUP

On 25th April each year, Doncaster Hockey Club and Essendon Hockey Club play for the Anzac Cup.

The inaugral Anzac Cup was held in 2014 at Doncaster HC. In partnership with Hockey Victoria, Doncaster, Essendon and Essendon Ladies have estabised the Anzac Cup as an annual event, to be played by Premier League Men and Women on the day.

Importantly players and supporters remember and acknowledge Australian and New Zealand troops that have served our countries over the years.

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 RESULTS

MEN

YEAR   WON BY      SCORE       TEAM
2016   DONCASTER       5-1 MPL
2015   ESSENDON       1-4 MPL
2014   DONCASTER        4-1 MPL

 

WOMEN

YEAR   WON BY   SCORE   TEAM
2016   DONCASTER    2-1   WPL
2015   ESSENDON    1-1   WPL
2014   ESSENDON    3-1   WPL

  

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2016 Anzac Cup Captains Samantha Snow & Luke Evered

RIC PURSER CUP

The Ric Purser cup is named after an influential and well respected hockey coach and player, who was involved on many levels and clubs in the hockey community.

Ric Purser was a coach of both Doncaster and Altona Hockey Clubs. The Ric Purser Cup is played when Doncaster and Altona Men’s Premier/State League teams meet for the first time each season.

Ric Purser BIO

  • ·         Started his playing career at Camberwell Hockey Club.
  • ·         Played Victorian State U/21 1951, 52.  State Seniors 1953 to 58, 60 and 61. 
    • ·         Founded the Greensborough Hockey Club in 1959
    • ·         Playing Coach of Greensborough’s A Grade (Premier League) team from 1961 – 1975
  • ·         Founding member of the Victorian Junior Hockey Association
    • ·         Selector & Coach of Victorian State Teams from 1965 - 1980
  • ·         Joined Altona 1976 and helped Altona into A grade(Premier League).
  • ·         Coached at Doncasters Mens State League 2 during 1984 and in 1985(with a premiership and promotion to SL1 (PL).
  • ·         Went to USA as national coach for 5 years
  • ·         Came back to Australia to coach Doncaster Hockey Club in 1995 unfortunately passed away June 1995
  • ·         Ric’s son Greg Purser and family are prominent hockey contributors at Greensborough

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Ric Purser

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  1985 State League 2 -PREMIERS

YearRoundWinnerResult
201720Doncaster3-1
20167Doncaster2-1
20159Altona4-1
201411Doncaster- (Draw)3-3
20134Doncaster-Draw2-2
20128Doncaster4-1
20111Altona4-2
20109Doncaster3-2
20094Doncaster3-2
2008Doncaster3-1
2008Doncaster3-1
20075Doncaster4-3
20062Doncaster3-2