The modern club, one of Christchurch's largest and most active, was formed in 1989 with the amalgamation of two distinct entities Christchurch High School Old Boys' & Burnside Women.
The club has consistently been in the top 3 of the Premier now CPL competition over the last decade, while both Division 1 teams have been equally strong with the men in particular having won the competition for a number of years. The club regularly supplies players for both local and national representative duties. Recent black sticks include Stacey Carr and Kate Saunders and for the men Gareth Brooks, Shea McAleese and Jan Peterson.
A social club, HSOB Burnside are one of the few clubs that retain clubrooms, and annually have a club party as well as club nights. Over the last few years we have become international with players from the UK, South Africa, Australia, Holland and Argentina joining our club. Whilst we welcome all inquiries from afar, we just can't pay your airfare sorry :-)
Fresh from a successful 2014 season, the CPL women will once again be the team to beat in 2015. The team is a good mixture of youth and experience.
The Women's 2 side will be seeking strong results this season under new coach Patrick Halpenny, as will the Women's div and 3 sides, all are looking very competitive units
The CPL men are currently going through a rebuilding phase after the retirement of some long standing members, members who have made the switch straight to Masters!
The Mens 2 (Div 1) side are reigning champs and have continued the clubs dominance in the grade over the last decade.
The Club has a very large, active juniors (Under 13 years old/school-year 8 and under) section. Covering all junior grades from 11 aside Premier 1 grade down to mini 6s.
The juniors now boasts over 200 children playing for the club and regularly supplies players for representative teams.