Brighton Grammar boy plays Hockey against Wesley College in APS competition Wicks Club
Wicks Club

The Wicks Club is the BGS support group for Hockey and is dedicated to the celebration, promotion and development of hockey at the School. The Club is named after Mr Don Wicks, who introduced hockey to Brighton Grammar in 1961.

The Wicks Club is very fortunate in having BGS Old Boy and former Kookaburra, Travis Brooks (1998), as our club patron.  

Travis represented Australia in the National Men’s Field Hockey team on 143 occasions: winning an Olympic Gold medal in 2004; Olympic Bronze in 2008, and receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2005. 

Travis’ patronage, support and hands-on involvement give the BGS hockey players an extra focus throughout the APS season.


The Purpose of the Club

The Wicks Club aims to

  • ensure all players, at all levels, are given the opportunity to develop both their skills and their enjoyment of this fast-paced, exciting team game.
  • to enhance the BGS Hockey experience and infrastructure across all three campuses of the school.
  • provide support for essential hockey equipment purchases and for specialist training programs

The Wicks Club hosts functions and pitch-side events during each season, which promote a great sense of community around hockey at BGS.  


Getting involved in the Wicks Club

  •      Become a Wicks Club Member (details below)
  •      Join the Committee (nominations must be received prior to the AGM, which is held in October each year)
  •      Become a Year Level Team Coordinator
  •      Provide hands-on assistance at our pitch-side events or other supporter functions

See our story on “Bright future for BGS hockey”



The Wicks Club is for anyone with an interest in hockey at BGS! Membership of The Wicks Club is open to all current players, current and past parents of BGS hockey players, past BGS hockey players, Old Boys, and all other supporters of BGS hockey.

Joining is easy – with a one-off membership fee:

Individual/Family Life Membership
$100 (membership includes an exclusive Wicks Club scarf)  


The Wicks Club Committee for Season 2016

Jenny Collie
0404 866 544

Secretary & Communications Coordinator
Sharon Heath
0419 378 667

Jane Tongs 
0419 539 922

Committee Members
Bronwyn Cole, Jo McLeod, Alison Tickner

BGS Teacher in Charge of Hockey      
Patrick Sanders
First XI Hockey Coach



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