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Bentstix Hockey Club
February 17 @ 12:00 am - March 5 @ 12:00 am AEST
Bentstix Hockey Club is Sydney’s only LGBTQIA+ hockey club.
Established during the 1996 Sydney Mardi Gras Festival as a social network, the club has grown to become one of the world’s largest and most successful LGBTQIA+ hockey clubs, with over 100 members.
We currently have three women’s and four men’s teams competing in Sydney winter leagues, social summer games, and international competitions. In 2018, our women’s team won the Gay Games in Paris.
Bentstix is dedicated to continually building a diverse, competitive and friendly environment that welcomes all new members wishing to play hockey, get fit and make new friends.
Bentstix Hockey club is ready to welcome the Pink Hockey community for an exciting three day international tournament at Sydney World Pride 2023. Over 250 interstate and international competitors and spectators will join the growing LGBTQIA+ hockey club to create a fun and competitive festival of hockey for all to enjoy. With this tournament they aim to make it possible for anyone in our community to pick up a hockey stick and reap the benefits of participating in our sport. Partnering with Hockey NSW they hope to build a lasting legacy for inclusive hockey participation for many years to come.
We believe that sport brings people together. With regular training sessions and a busy social calendar – there’s an opportunity for everyone to get involved.
Bentstix is a community based, not for profit organisation. We cannot operate without the generous support of our corporate and community sponsors
Inclusion is at the heart of the Bentstix Hockey Club
Belonging and the freedom to be yourself are at heart of our club’s values and have been since our inception. The Bentstix was founded to be a place where anyone and everyone, irrespective of how they identify, is welcome.
We welcome people of all genders (see our gender diversity policy), sexualities, ethnicities, religions and sexes. We value diversity in all it’s forms and strive to provide a safe place to play, socialise and be yourself.
The Bentstix Hockey Club stands behind and actively endorses and adopts Hockey Australia’s Official Inclusion Policy, acknowledging that “being an inclusive sport not only reflects our core values, it also reflects the diversity of our local communities”. This includes a zero tolerance policy against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. You can see details of the policy and support materials here.
Should you wish to know more, give feedback or have other queries including complaints or concerns, we’d love you to contact us.
- February 17 @ 12:00 am AEST
- March 5 @ 12:00 am AEST
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- Bentstix, Hockey Club, LGBTQIA+ hockey club, social summer games, Sydney winter leagues, Sydney World Pride 2023