Sydney Sikhroos Hockey Team 2013. Photo Mannu Singh Walia



Sikhs in Hockey in Australia


When I visited Australia in 1994 for the Men's World Cup in Sydney, I met many Sikhs there who told me of the many Sikh Hockey Clubs all over  Australia. I also learnt with interest about the Annual Australian Sikh Games which have been played since 1987. Hockey is one of the Sport played at these Games.

Mark Ian Sandhu is a FIH international umpire from Australia. Mark umpired at the Men's Indoor World Cup in Leipzig, Germany in 2003. He was also the Australian Women's Indoor Coach at the Indoor World Cup in Poznan, Poland in 2011 and the Indoor World Cup in Vienna, Austria in 2007.

Jayshaan Singh Randhawa represented Australia at the Youth Olympics in Singapore 2010 where Australia won the Gold medal. He has also been capped at Under 21 level.

We would welcome any more information of Sikhs involvement in hockey in Australia.