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About the Club

Established 1948

The Commerce-PINTS Hockey Club is located in Darwin, Northern Territory and has been operating in the hockey community since 1948. The club is a founding member of the Darwin Hockey Association.

Originally named Shell, the club changed its name in 1954 to Commerce. Affiliation with the PINT Club of Darwin occurred in 1993 and the club then became known as the Commerce-PINTS Hockey Club (CPHC).

VISION

To be recognised as a forward thinking, highly professional and well-respected hockey club that encourages participation in hockey.

MISSION

Commerce-PINTS Hockey Club is a club for fun, fitness and family.

VALUES

Enjoyment and love for the game
Respect for all players, coaches, management, umpires
Integrity demonstrating fairness
Honesty and self-discipline on and off the sports field
Inclusivity of others
Teamwork and team spirit
Safety and consideration for all
Personal development and achievement

Redbacks Junior Boys team
Our Club offers:
  • development pathways for players of all levels and abilities
    strong relationships with all stakeholders (eg. players, DHA, NTH, sponsors, parents)
  • financial stability and appropriate management
  • an effective communications network
  • a credible committee able to carry out the business of the Club effectively and who continually strive to respond to the needs of its members
  • support for diversity, families, training (skills, umpiring and coaching), flexibility (eg. training times where possible), affordable participation (fees kept to a minimum) and appropriate sporting conduct by its members

CLUB PATRON

Our Club Patron, Keith Kemp, also known as the “father of NT hockey’’, arrived in the Northern Territory from Sydney in 1948 with wife Irene. Keith had served as a belly-runner in the Lancaster bombers during the war and this was when he’d first visited Darwin.

Keith worked locally as a storeman at first, before Managing the Davies Sports Store. He eventually opened his own sports store, Keith Kemp’s Sportsworld, which was the place of choice for all of Darwin’s sporting needs. Keith had a great love of all sports – from ballroom dancing to football.

He was involved with the Commerce Hockey Club as a player, coach and administrator, collecting a number of awards and accolades along the way. His honours include an Order of Australia Medal, Life Member of the Darwin Hockey Association and Hockey NT, including an induction into the NT Hall of Champions in 2006.

Both Keith and Irene were loyal supporters to all grades of the hockey club and could be seen sitting on the sidelines every weekend. Irene passed in 2006, ending a 58 year union. The main hockey stand at Marrara Hockey Centre is named after the couple. Keith continued to support each and every grade, up until his passing in 2016 at age 91.

IN MEMORY OF KARL BERRY

Karl Berry commenced playing for Commerce-PINTS Hockey Club in 1997. He passed away in April 2013, from a snake bite received when he removed a juvenile snake from the area where club juniors were training. He was 26 years old.

He captained the Men’s A-grade side; he umpired, coached, and represented the Territory in under-15 and under-18 sides. Karl also sat on the club committee and enjoyed the social scene of the club.

Karl was affectionately admired by many. He was also a bit of a larrikin who had many friends. Informally, he was known in sport circles as Darwin’s ‘Mr Hockey’.

Karl is survived by his father Ian, mother Judy and twin brother, Martin. They are all still active within the club.

GOLD SPONSORS

Territory Timber and Hardware

SILVER SPONSORS

Darwin PINT Club
Gimbells Landscaping
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