In late 1800, Australia did not have a battle fleet of its own and on that basis the Royal Navy was called in to secure the safety of the coast. British naval officers stationed in Australia taught the locals the game of hockey and the foundations for the sport. Over time hockey teams from Australia have developed and dominated. A guide for the growth and popularity of the game, developed in different and very successful careers with the sport.
The records do present details of the first hockey game that was played in Australia, yet mainly private schools for girls played the game in the 1900’s. It was suggested that, as South Australia was the first state to an association, the first game took place there.
Hockey Club’s can be found in Melbourne and Sydney and as a result hockey quickly became a major sport in Australia and millions of hockey fans soon began to appear there.
The first all women hockey club in Australia was formed in 1914 and was selected to play in the first Australia v England match, which was the first match to be played abroad in 1930. The club became a founding member of the International Federation of Women’s Hockey 1927.