Carlton Redcliffs Hockey Club was formed in 1994 from the Redcliffs Club and the Carlton Ladies Club.   The creation of Carlton Redcliffs Hockey Club resulted from the 1989 merger of the New Zealand Women's Hockey Association and New Zealand Hockey Association (Men) to form the New Zealand Hockey Federation, now called Hockey New Zealand (HNZ).

Redcliffs Hockey Club began on 31 March 1928 and entered a Junior Team, which went on to win the Junior Championship in 1929.  A senior team was entered in 1929 and won their first title in 1938.  The Club went into recession after World War 2, but was reformed in 1969, when the womens' Redcliffs teams were entered into the competition.  Redcliffs uniforms -    

Carlton Ladies' Hockey Club began in 1939 from women who were attending university.  Carlton Ladies; Club had an impressive membership of Canterbury and New Zealand players, many of whom are still coaching for Carlton Redcliffs and Canterbury.  Redcliffs uniforms -  

Carlton Ladies' Hockey Club celebrated their 50th Jubilee in 1989.



Carlton Redcliffs Club Mens Top Award - Rodney Hefford Trophy.  This award is named after Rodney Hefford who died tragically in the late 1980s featured in the Team photo below. He was an incredible talent who played in the Redcliffs Premier Mens Team and destined for higher honours.


See also Reddos Hall of Fame:

Tony Inerson was the Black Sticks Captain for the Gold Medal winning Team at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. His older brother Chris was also a Blackstick and played for the University Club in the sixties. A number of other Blacksticks that attended Redcliffs Primary school and played Junior hockey for Redcliffs school they did not play for the Redcliffs Club. In that group there are two other Gold medalists.

1986 - Redcliffs Prem Mens

Back row - R.A.Hefford (deceased) B.R.Herbert

Middle row - H.A.McGreggor, R.W.Wilson, B.R.Loader, M.C.D.Marks (deceased), J.A.Steeds

Front row - L.C.Munt, M.R.Gowans, R.M.J.Munt, P.J.Christensen, M.Connor, B.C.Stanley


PAST Carlton Redcliffs Teams:

CPL Women                 -            CPL Men                -            Div 1 Men               -            Div 1 Women                 -         Youth and Platinum    -

Mid Week Open Men/Div2/Sunday League Men                     -                          Mid Week Open Women/Div 2/Sunday League Women                        

                                     -                                                                   Juniors



Uniforms and Logo @ 2020

In 2020 the Committee developed a new logo for the club reflecting the history of both clubs.

Logo - Peacock blue circle reflecting the Carlton Ladies' Hockey Club, Red.  This logo will be used on a white or black background, such as letterhead, emails, social media, white alternate strip, hoodies, coaches jackets.

Logo for uniforms