Cairns Hockey Association | History

Cairns Hockey is very proud of its long and strong history, being a part of community sport in the Cairns region and coordinating and competing in state, national and international events.

Cairns Hockey recognizes that it will turn 90 years of age in 2017 and then 100 in 2027 and to recognize and celebrate this, Cairns Hockey is seeking volunteers to form a committee designed to CELEBRATE CAIRNS HOCKEY HISTORY and coordinate the best possible ways we can collect, capture and make available our long and proud history within the Cairns community.

As part of the Q150 celebrations, Cairns Hockey was able to start on this task but we now need to work together to expand the knowledge and find ways to treasure our history. If you are interested, please contact Operations Manager Julie McNeil on 07 4053 2308 (mobile 0418 880 147) or email

Some of this material was obtained through a grant from the Queensland Government provided to Cairns Hockey to celebrate Queensland 150 years.

Cairns Hockey 90th Anniversary Celebrations 2017


The first game of hockey was played in Cairns in 1927, when a women’s team from Atherton journeyed to Cairns to play a high school team, The Atherton side was coached by Miss A Johns and the Cairns Team by Miss E O’Hara. Both coaches were from Brisbane Teachers Training College

Cairns Hockey held a morning tea to celebrate its 90th Anniversary supported by Queensland Government Women’s Week Funding

12th March 2017- CAIRNS HOCKEY  celebrating women’s leadership through 90 years

Thanks to everyone who participated

More activities for the 90th year celebrations to come



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