Hockey commenced in Western Australia with 3 teams.
Bassendean Hockey Club founded by Mr Stan Goodwin, at a meeting in the Bassendean Tennis Club on the evening of March 17. The founding members were – Mr Stan Goodwin, Mr Vic Read, Mr Noel Sturgeon, Mr Bob Becker, Mr Ross Dunstan.
Colours – Black & Khaki shirt, Black shorts, Black & Khaki hooped socks.
Grounds – Kings Meadows in Guildford & B.I.C. in Bassendean.
Home ground B.I.C. – only at Kings Meadows for one season.
W.A.H.A. Bulletin commenced – First edition issued May 23.
Bassendean played Northam at Northam on June 21 and at Bassendean on September 6.
Moved into Clubrooms at the B.I.C. ground.
Bassendean played Pearce on May 9, Muresk on June 13 & York on Sept 5.
Bassendean won Great Southern Carnival – Open Division V York – Won 2-1
Co-hosted the Victorian Colts team.
Bassendean play Narrogin at Narrogin on June 11 & Fairbridge on May 6.
State V Rest game played at the B.I.C. on June 19.
Bassendean’s first season in A1 Grade.
Bassendean’s first ever State representative – Errol Kirk, selected in the State Colts.
The “Bassendean Bully” first issued on June 9.
Bassendean played in the Pithara Carnival on July 21-22.
Bassendean played York on May 6, Juniors 1-1, “B” Grade 0-1, “A” Grade 2-2.
Extract from Hockey Bulletin – 5ᵗʰ May – Hockey Dance – A dance will be held by Bassendean Men’s in conjunction with the Bassendean Women’s Hockey Club on May 18 at Macdonald Stand, Bassendean Oval. All welcome – Admission 2/11d.
Bassendean played York at York – Won the G H Thomas Cup.
Bassendean played York at York on May 4.
Bassendean played in the Pithara Carnival.
Fremantle Carnival – D Grade Final – Mosman Park defeated Bassendean 2-0.
Glenn Gray won Merredin Carnival Fairest & Best trophy in A Grade.
Glenn Gray won Old Aquinians inaugural Indoor Hockey B Grade Fairest & Best.
Extract from Annual General Meeting February 15 -.“Mr R Wearmouth reported that negotiations have fallen through re formation of a Bayswater Club”.
Won Bunbury Carnival – D2 Division.
Gained the use of the Old Bowling Club Pavilion on the B.I.C. as a Clubroom.
W.A.H.A. introduced the awarding of a pennant (Guth Ardagh) to the team on the top of the premiership table at the end of the qualifying round.
New ground established at Morley Park.
Moved Mr R Bindemann seconded Mr G Brown that the Club socks be changed to black. Sub-Committee of Mr S Taylor, Mr L Smith, Mr S Goodwin & Mr R Prince-Wright was appointed to draw up a revised Club Constitution.
Name changed to Bassendean Morley Mens Hockey Club.
Top side (A3) played 3 First Semi Finals V Perth.
One extra ground allocated at Morley Park.
Juniors shirt colours to change to Black & Khaki.
Won YMCA Junior Carnival – Under 12 Plate.
Won YMCA Junior Carnival – Under 16
Won YMCA Junior Carnival – Under 12.
Won Bunbury Carnival – G Grade.
Penalty stroke tiebreaker rule introduced.
Two substitute (but no interchange) rule introduced.
Lost 0-4 to Cricketers in the A Grade final of the Perth six-a-side carnival.
Colours – Red, Yellow & Black shirt, White shorts, Black socks.
Won Bunbury Carnival.
Tiebreaker rule waived for Under 11’s & Under 13’s Finals and Challenge Cups.
Won Bunbury Carnival B Reserve Grade.
From 1974 Junior Grades have been changed to the following age groups :-
Under 17, Under 15, Under 13 and Under 11.
The qualifying date for all junior grades is now January 1 instead of April 1.
First year at Hillcrest.
Last year at B.I.C.
New Club Constitution adopted on August 31.
Returned to A1 Grade for the first time since 1958.
1A colours – Red V neck T shirt with gold trim on collar & sleeves, white shorts, black socks.
Kyle Rutter trophy for best “Junior” Club inaugurated.
Olympians Medal for 1ˢᵗ Division Fairest & Best player inaugurated.
Lights installed at Hillcrest.
Three year debenture issue called for Club Members.
Rule changes – Penalty strokes, now taken 7 yards from the goal line, not 8. Long corners, hit out may now be taken on the line within 5 yards of the corner of the field, not 3 yards as previously.
Won A Grade six-a-side Carnival V Applecross YMCA 3-0.
New ground allocated at Jubilee Oval Bassendean.
Veterans competition inaugurated.
First National Indoor Hockey Championship.
Relegation & promotion between 1A and 1B grades was brought into line with other grades (i.e. 2 up, 2 down) with the proviso that a team has had two seasons in that grade.
Won Bunbury Carnival – A Reserve Grade.
Won Narrogin Junior Carnival – Under 17 Grade.
Won Perth Hockey Club six-a-side Carnival.
Moved into new Clubrooms at Hillcrest Oval.
R & I Champion Club Cup inaugurated.
Last year at Morley and Jubilee grounds.
Hosted Victorian State Schoolboys.
Commonwealth Hockey Stadium opened.
Association medal for 1B Grade Fairest & Best introduced.
Two new grounds allocated at Elstead Reserve.
Interchangeable reserves rule introduced..
Contributed $512.00 to the Commonwealth Hockey Stadium appeal.
Won the Old Wesley Veterans Carnival.
Won Bunbury Carnival – D Grade.
Won the R-Send Shield – versus Geraldton at Geraldton.
Colours changed to – Red with gold trim on the neck and sleeves shirt, gold shorts, black socks.
Stephen Cavey Memorial Trophy – Best Junior Clubman – inaugurated.
Tie-break rule introduced for all Challenge Cup, Semi-final, preliminary-final and grand-final fixtures.
Name changed to Bayswater Morley Mens Hockey Club.
Inauguration of the Under 21 Competition, Bayswater in Pool C with WAIT Won 2-0, Vic Park
Won 2-0, Old Modernians Lost 1-5, Eastern Goldfields.
Last year at Elstead Reserve.
Minkey launched at W.A.H.A.
Hosted the Northern Territory State Under 14’s.
Won the Kyle Rutter Trophy.
Ron Glew won the W.A.H.A. 1B Grade “Best Clubman Award”.
Won Merredin Carnival – A Grade
Won Bunbury Carnival – B Reserve Grade.
Australian Institute of Sport Hockey Unit set up in Perth.
Graham Reid and Ian Pavitt – A.I.S. members drafted by Bayswater Morley.
Return to 1ˢᵗ Division – first time since 1975.
Commencement of Minkey by Bayswater Morley with 6 teams.
Hosted Queensland State Under 16’s.
First year for Bayswater Morley in Veterans Grade.
Won Merredin Carnival – Open Grade
Won Bunbury Carnival – C Reserve Grade.
Inauguration of L R Connell Trophy. (Top 1ˢᵗ Division team at the end of the qualifying rounds).
Club lapel and cloth badges introduced.
Won University Pre-season Carnival – A Grade.
Won Bunbury Carnival – C Reserve Grade.
Won Under 17 Grade – Avon Valley Junior Boys Hockey Association Carnival.
W.A.H.A. discontinue the policy of player’s insurance.
Mark Zadkovich Memorial Trophy – Best Senior Club Member – inaugurated.
Bayswater Morley juniors combined with Harlequin Dianella juniors under the name of Harley Bay United.
Juniors reverted back to Bayswater Morley.
New style black shirts introduced for 1C team.
Negotiations commenced for new sports complex at Altone Park, Beechboro.
New style black shirts introduced for whole of Club.
Name changed to Eastern Blades Hockey Club
Inaugural year for the first ever women’s team associated with the club.
First year at Altone Park.
New style (hockey stick logo) shirts introduced.
New style white shirts introduced.
Celebrate our 50th Anniversary
New style – Yellow shirt with black markings and collar – shirts introduced.
Ceri Writer appointed President of W. A. Womens Hockey Association.
Ceri Writer elected as inaugural President of Hockey W. A.
Wendy Farmer became the first lady from Blades to be selected in a State Team – Women’s Over 40’s.
First year for Women’s Veterans team – Over 40 Div 2.
Playing fields at Altone Park named Roger Macliver Field.
Men’s 2B Won the Grand Final
Awarded the Byrne and Judge Trophy for the club with the highest winning percentage
Men Prov 4 Black won Minor Premiership and Grand Final
Women's Prov 4 Gold won Grand Final
J 5/6 Premiers
O40’s Div 3 – Minor Premiers