Congratulations – John Lawler – 2010 Life Membership


John Lawler


1969 at 16 years of age was a member of the first Canterbury First Grade Team

“In 1979  John lawler took over the reins and immediately set about moulding the club into a more ‘professional’ unit.” Ivan Green the Mercury 1995

1980’s John was President of Canterbury Men’s club for 3 years and then Vice President
1980 CHC Men’s top goal scorer

State and SHA 2nd grade premiership team and team captain

1982 SHA Second grade premiership team
1986 Vets grand finalist Needed to modify his play for Astroturf wear by wearing knee pads, elbow, and shoulder pads.


1989 – 1990 Men’s Vets
1993 Vets Premiership and Captain

“has realized that you are allows near the ball without falling over, spend most of this time doing dives, skids, lunges and picking himself up. Would be a great mud pool wrestler.”

1994 – 1995 Vets Division 1 – Premiers
1996 Vets Division 1

3rd Grade Premiers

1997 3rd Grade -broken nose
1998 3rd Grade – average age of the team – 45
2000 – 2001 3rd Grade Premiers

Vets Division 1

2003 3rd Grade Premiers
2003 3rd Grade

Tasmanian State Vets O’50 Div 1

2005 3rd Grade
2006 3rd Grade Wombats
2007 – 2008 4th Grade Wombats
2009 – 2010 5th Grade Wombats

CHC Committee

Hockey Tas award for services to hockey

John also coached many Canterbury junior teams over the years