The Bert Batch Cup
An annual cup match between Waverley and Camberwell in memory of Bert Batch and his contribution to the Waverley Hockey Club and Victorian hockey.The Bert Batch Cup began in 1996 to commemorate Bert, who coached and produced numerous elite juniors at Waverley and from other clubs in Victoria. In the late 1970’s Bert was influential in taking the Waverley Men from a struggling A reserve team to an A grade/State League 1 Club. Bert’s four sons played for the club, including Colin, Australian representative and Vice Captain who played 175 games for Australia between 1979-1990.The longstanding rivalry between Waverley and Camberwell began in the 1980’s, where the two clubs dominated the era winning 5 premierships each between 1981 and 1992. Since then, Waverley and Camberwell have been the leading clubs in Victorian hockey and the Bert Batch Cup signifies this rivalry and respect of excellence.