Dapto Hockey Club’s 20th anniversary celebrations will be highlighted by a social hockey game and a reunion of past players at a special dinner this Saturday.
The club will commemorate the milestone with two founding members returning to re-live past glories and a host of activities to give the weekend a carnival atmosphere.
The two founding members that will participate on the weekend are still playing in lower grades.
Australian veterans representative Vic East, 67, a founding member of the Dapto Club who now play’s for Jamberoo, will be joined by club stalwart Dave Thompson who has played for the club since its inception.
The club has had a handful of international representatives in its short history in both the indoor and outdoor games. The indoor internationals are Peter Huk, Glenn Stolk, Mark Castray, Gaye Kolsky and Leanne Cowan while the sole outdoor representative is Paul Schofield.
After a drought in the formative years the club has tasted success in recent times with the 1st and 2nd grade women’s teams taking out the title in 1996. The men came close in ’95 when they were the minor premiers but stumbled at the final hurdle and finished runners-up asian handicap.
Dapto Hockey club will kick off its celebration on Saturday with a social game between the club and its sponsors. In the afternoon the men’s and women’s first grade teams will play a competition match at Lindsay Mayne hockey centre, followed by a barbecue at Dapto High school.