Etcetera Hockey Club - 1907

In 1907 another group of schoolboys began to play hockey at the Malvern Cricket Ground,  which they shared in the winter with lacrosse.  They called themselves the Etcetera Hockey Club.  They were one of eight teams in the first competition organised by the Victorian Amateur Hockey Association.

The other teams were:

Worigolean, Iona Rovers, Auburn, Fairfield, Iona, Waitangi and Haileyburnians

The Etceteras finished 2nd, Iona were premiers but the names of many of those first Etcetera players have been lost.

At the end of the season, the VAHA decided that clubs should adopt a district name.  The Etceteras became the Malvern Hockey Club.

The Malvern Hockey Club expanded.  By 1909 it fielded two teams in the VAHA competition, one in A grade, the other in B grade.

Etcetera Hockey Club, 1907

Etcetera Hockey Club, 1907