Briars Hockey Club have been members of the Sydney Hockey Association for many years, The Briars has proven to be a consistently dominant force. Under the watchful eye of Former Olympian and Club Coach, Warren Birmingham, 1st grade men’s coach Mark Flack and 1st grade women’s coach Lee Brady, current Australian O35’s Rep Player.
Playing hockey with The Briars provides the opportunity to learn and enjoy a fast and skilful sport. We currently enjoy men’s team across a range of grades with 8 teams in the SHA competition including a team in the Sydney Premier League Competition and the Sydney Cup Division. We also have several teams in the Sydney Masters Competition.
We also have a very strong women’s contingent as well with 5 teams in the SWHL competition including our 1st grade team in the ML1 competition.
Our Juniors are also one of the largest contingent in the Sydney area boasting 12 teams, 2 in every age division from U9’s to U17’s. Our Juniors have been consistently successful with premierships galore over the last 5 years. Our U/9’s competition caters to ages 5 and up and is a great opportunity for kids to come and learn all about the game.
The Briars home ground is at Cintra Park, completed in the year 2000 by a collaboration of The Briars Foundation and Concord Municipal Council and boasts facilities of an international standard. A training venue for teams of the 2000 Olympic Games this wonderful complex may be the homeground of many future Olympians. Briars has recently been relocated across the road to their new top class facility. Still called “Cintra Park” the new facility is located with the St Lukes Park Precinct. The Briars cater for players of any level of ability or skill level and all players are welcome as we have everything from competition grades to social grades.
All home games are held at Cintra Park Hockey Complex, Queens Rd Concord, with carpark entry off Queens Rd. Cintra is also available to hire.