Special Cup Events

ANZAC DAY CUP

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

The inaugral ANZAC Day Cup was held in 2014 at Doncaster HC. In partnership with Hockey Victoria, Doncaster, Essendon and Essendon Ladies have estabised the ANZAC Day 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's Premier League

Year        Won by

Score  

2021 Essendon 4-3
2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19       
2019 Doncaster 5-2
2018 Doncaster 2-1
2017 Doncaster 5-1
2016 Doncaster 5-1
2015 Essendon 4-1
2014 Doncaster 1-0

 

Women's Premier League

Year        Won by

Score  

2021 Essendon 2-0
2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19       
2019 Essendon 3-1
2018 Essendon 4-2
2017 Doncaster 6-3
2016 Doncaster 2-1
2015 Drawn 1-1
2014 Essendon 3-1

 

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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
2021
2020No match played- COVID-19
2019Doncaster (Draw)1-1
2018Doncaster6-1
201720Doncaster3-1
20167Doncaster2-1
20159Altona4-1
201411Doncaster- (Draw)3-3
20134Doncaster-Draw2-2
20128Doncaster4-1
20111Altona4-2
20109Doncaster3-2
20094Doncaster3-2
2008Doncaster3-1
20075Doncaster4-3
20062Doncaster3-2