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Our History

In December 2015, Kew Hockey Club and Box Hill Whitehorse Hockey Club put a merger proposal to their respective members. This received overwhelming support with over 90% of the votes, and so began the establishment of one of the largest hockey clubs in Victoria; the KBH Brumbies.

As Australia's Premier Hockey Club since 1905, we have a rich history, and long-standing rapport within the Hockey Victoria community. With over 100 years of hockey played at the KBH Brumbies Hockey Club, we have stood the test of time as a community; through name changes, mergers, and evolution of the game. In present day, we have grown our sections to field 29 teams, and continued to build upon the playing talent of our members across all age group- from grassroots to the Premier League. 


Since 1905















  • Commenced playing organised games as Auburn Hockey Club and a founding member in formation of the Victorian Amateur Hockey Association (VAHA) in 1906.

  • Name of the club changed to the Hawthorn Hockey Club. A black and white guernsey for uniform.

  • Club moves to Willsmere Park, Kew and changes name to Kew Hockey Club.

  • New uniform adopted, consisting of Royal Blue and White vertical stripes.

  • The Chapel Hockey Club moved to Elgar Park to form the Box Hill Hockey Club.

  • Hans Van Beuge, an ex–Kew goalkeeper, took over the coaching and administration of the club.

  • The Box Hill Hockey Club Junior section was established.

  • The present Clubrooms were built.

  • A sand based pitch was established to reduce the ongoing maintenance costs.

  • Kew Hockey Club amalgamates with Kew Women’s Hockey Club.

  • Kew Hockey Club is invited to join Box Hill Hockey Club to share the facilities.

  • Kew Hockey Club move to Elgar Park, Box Hill and jointly build a new synthetic ground with Box Hill Hockey Club.​​​

  • Following the amalgamation of the City of Box Hill and the City of Nunawading to form the City of Whitehorse, Box Hill Hockey club was renamed Box Hill Whitehorse Hockey Club.


Kew Hockey Club Centenary 2005

2005 marked the centenary of the club formed in 1905. The dinner held at the MCG was attended by around 500 friends and players, past and present. A DVD was produced to commemorate the history of the first 100 years.

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