The Marist Hockey Club was formed some 20 years ago under the name of St Joseph's Hockey Club. The club's purpose is to foster the sport of Hockey by providing opportunities for the wider Marist community to engage in competitive Hockey throughout all Grades.
In those early days the club primarily sourced its players from St Joseph's Primary School in Papanui. In 2000 the club was joined by players from St. Patrick's and other Catholic primary schools in Christchurch. Now we stretch far and wide from Star of the Sea in Sumner to Villa Maria College in Upper Riccarton.
Given this, it was felt that the club name should embrace this group of people and hence the use of the Marist name today.