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The Club

A small group of men assembled in Nambour on 11th May 1977 to discuss the prospects of getting the sport up and running in town. With news that girls from the Nambour High School were also interested in playing in a weekend competition, the new club was ready to form. The origin of the name "Blue Demons" is derived from the school’s colours and the "demons" is thought to have originated from the smattering of players from different places. The club took up residence in the old timber police station which was positioned near the creek bank where it served both vigoro and hockey for many years. In 1988 the old clubhouse was relocated from the creek bank where it had suffered at the hands of several floods to the opposite side of the park. It was raised above flood level and the facility became shared use with the Petrie Park Craft Association following the loss of the Vigoro Club. Both groups prospered in their new home until the building was destroyed by fire in 1997. The nearby clubhouse which had been used for many years earlier by the marching girls was upgraded in 1999 and the remodeled building now known as the Price Bade Complex became the new home for both groups. With considerable effort and dedication by club members, the Petrie Park facilities have been developed and maintained to a high standard. The complex comprises two grass fields with one featuring high standard lighting.

Our Achievements

The club has fielded teams in the Sunshine Coast Hockey Association fixtures since its inception with one of the first major on field successes being the Minor Premiership for A Grade Men in 1978. Premierships were a long time in the making but 1989 signaled the arrival of the club as a force of the future. Nambour Blue Demons Hockey Club featured in every grand final that year but, sadly, lost them all. In 1990, the club won the Women’s A Grade (now Division 1) Premiership and many premierships in all grades and divisions soon followed. The Sunshine Coast Hockey Association’s annual award for Champion Club, the John Donald (Jack) Price Memorial, has been dominated by the Nambour Blue Demons Hockey Club since the inception of this award in 1991.

Hooked On Hockey

To commemorate the Club’s 25th Anniversary, a special publication entitled "Hooked on Hockey" was produced and it contains a wealth of information including photographs and newspaper articles on the history of hockey in Nambour, the Nambour Blue Demons story and the development of Petrie Park into one of the town’s great assets. Hooked on Hockey is a great keepsake for all members, past and present, and it provides new members with a wonderful introduction into the club. For a limited time only, copies are available from the Club at the special price of $10. It goes without saying that to be successful for 30 years then there has had to be a driving force behind the Club. The Nambour Blue Demons Hockey Club through a number of dedicated members has worked hard on building a successful team which culminated in another Life Membership being awarded at the 2006 Seniors Presentation Night. Anita Hayward joins a distinguished group of ladies all of whom remain actively involved in the club.

 

Committee 2017

 Please click here for 2017 information.