The start of the Perth Thundersticks’ 2022 Sultana Bran Hockey One League season is almost here. Our first match of the season takes place on Saturday October 1 – and we want all of Western Australia showing their support of our elite-level open-age men’s and women’s sides!
Here is everything you need to know ahead of the opening of the Sultana Bran Hockey One League season
Where are the Perth Thundersticks’ home matches being played?
All home Perth Thundersticks matches are played at Perth Hockey Stadium at Curtin University.
When are the Thundersticks’ home matches and when do gates open?
Double headers featuring both male and female matches are played on the following dates.
- Saturday October 1 v Adelaide Fire, commencing at 5:30pm (women then men)
- Saturday October 15 v Brisbane Blaze, commencing at 4:30pm (men then women)
- Saturday October 29 v Tassie Tigers, commencing at 4:30pm (women then men)
Gates open one hour before push back of the first match, with the second match commencing 1.5 hours after the first (i.e. the second match on October 1 commences at 7pm). Matches are run in three-hour windows.
What is the cost of entry and how do I purchase tickets? How do I enter? Can I get a pass out?
Tickets for the Thundersticks’ home matches are through Ticketek – either pre-sold (and cheaper) or at the gate! Click here to purchase through Ticketek.
Diamond tickets get ticket holders reserved and allocated seating in the lower Grandstand; Thunder Hill tickets provide access to unreserved access to the hill on the eastern, northern and southern ends of Perth Hockey Stadium.
Kids under 18 are free, with kids under 16 also free however required to be accompanied by a paying adult.
Entrance is via the main gate on the western side of the stadium, between PHS-1 and PHS-2.
Pass outs will be available for those wishing to exit and re-enter the stadium, however please consult security before leaving to obtain the relevant requirements.
I’m a member – where do I collect my membership pack (excluding my pass)?
Membership packs will be available for collection adjacent to the main entrance – entrance is via the main gate on the western side of the stadium, between PHS-1 and PHS-2.
I’m a member – however I haven’t yet received my pass.
Never fear, we’re here to help! Membership passes were posted to members recently, however if yours has been lost in transit please speak to staff in the Ticket Office, who will be able to re-issue you with a temporary ticket for the game (which will also remove access via your membership card for this fixture).
We will also have membership representatives on the ground on match days to assist with your enquiries.
I’d like to be a member – is it too late?
Absolutely not. You can sign-up for membership here, until midnight Friday, with member card and pack collection on game day.
What restrictions are there in the stadium in regards to what I can bring?
There are some understandable restrictions around what can and can’t be brought in to Perth Hockey Stadium at Curtin University.
- No dogs
- No smoking
- No BYO alcohol
- No skateboards or bikes
Bag checking will be in operation.
Car parking – is there any available?
Parking is plentiful around the stadium, however is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is run by Curtin University and is free on weekends. Park in allocated bays only – Curtin University will issue penalty notices for vehicles parked illegally such as on kerbs or across entrances and access points. The first four rows of parking nearest the Stadium are reserved for VIPs and the small Hockey WA staff car park is strictly for Hockey WA staff only and will be in constant use.
What food and beverage options are available?
The usual food and beverage options will be available throughout the event in the PHS Bar and Canteen located on the eastern side of the turf, behind the lower Grandstand. Due to the restrictions on single-use plastics, tap beer will only be available if it is to be consumed in the bar. Alcoholic drinks to be taken on to Thunder Hill will need to be in cans or bottles.
There will be no access to the Bar and Canteen from the grandstand concourse. Access will via the alfresco area only, the northern end of the bar. There will be no seating available in the canteen area in order to aid free access for patrons.
Will official Perth Thundersticks merchandise be available to purchase at the game?
Yes! An official merchandise tent will be located inside the venue, near to the main entrance. A range of exclusive Perth Thundersticks supporter clothing items will be available for purchase (via card only) from 5pm onwards. Adult & child sizes are available but stock is strictly limited.
Is there an alcohol-free zone at Perth Hockey Stadium at Curtin University?
The southern end of Perth Hockey Stadium at Curtin University is alcohol-free.
I can’t make it to the game – can I watch online or on TV?
The entire Sultana Bran Hockey One League season is live-streamed/broadcast through Kayo, with select matches each week broadcast on Fox Sports. Check your local guides.
Where can I find out more about the Thundersticks and the Sultana Bran Hockey One season, including Thundersticks’ away fixtures?
For more on the Hockey One League season:
Thundersticks schedule (including away fixtures)