Maitland Hockey has partnered with iSponsor!

We are excited to share that Maitland Hockey is now live on iSponsor – a free app that turns your everyday shopping into fundraising dollars to directly support hockey in Maitland.

Simply download the iSponsor app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, select Maitland Hockey as your group, add your Visa or Mastercard and start shopping – either online or instore. For every purchase you make, a percentage of the sale goes to support Maitland Hockey. Many big brand retailers are included – download the app and have a browse.

Money raised will directly support our Members with potential plans including:

  • reducing costs for Members with subsidised umpire and turf fees
  • support for our Representative teams with subsidised travel costs and/or entry fees
  • support for coaching and development through subsidised clinics

Of course the level that we can achieve these plans is dependent on how successful the uptake of iSponsor is – so why not try it out and share with your family and friends!

This is an amazing opportunity to fundraise for Maitland Hockey. Over the coming weeks, we’ll share how it is tracking and provide more tips on how to get the most from the app.

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Donation to National Breast Cancer Foundation

Each year Maitland Hockey Inc donates to a nominated charity in lieu of presenting individual trophies for the Women’s Competition.

This year we are pleased to announce $1000 was donated by MHI to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, with a further $395.20 collected on Grand Final Day – bringing our total to $1395.20 for this very worthy cause.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisation funding world-class breast cancer research towards a vision of Zero Deaths from breast cancer.

You can donate directly on their page at

Congratulations to Major and Minor Premiers!

Congratulations to Hornets as the Major Premiers in the 2023 Women’s A grade Competition winning todays’s Grand Final and to Rustlers as the Minor Premiers finishing top of the table. A great game to watch and a great season for both teams.

In B grade congratulations go to Rebels as the Minor and Major Premiers and to North Black as runners up. Special thanks as well to our two umpires on the day – Kayla and Izach – who did a great job umpiring both games.

Women’s Grand Final Draw

The draw for Saturday’s Grand Final is now available.

Times have been brought forward to accommodate as many players as possible who also have Finals in Newcastle that afternoon.

Please note that the start time for the A grade final could be delayed in the event of extra time being required for the first game, however if all players are ready to play at this time, this will ensure the game can start asap.

Finally remember to bring some cash if you’d like to contribute to our donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation!

Women’s Grand Final Saturday 9th September

Congratulations to Hornets, winners of the A grade Final on Saturday. They will now meet Rustlers on Saturday in the Grand Final.

In B grade, congratulations go to North Black for also going through to their Grand Final where they will meet Rebels on Saturday.

At this stage, it is planned to play the B grade game first, followed by the A grade game, however times will be confirmed on Wednesday as we once again try to accommodate any clashes with Newcastle Preliminary Finals games – so stay tuned!

On Grand Final Day, Maitland will once again donate to our nominated charity in lieu of presenting individual trophies and we are pleased to announce this year’s recipient as the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisation funding world-class breast cancer research towards a vision of Zero Deaths from breast cancer. 

Donation buckets will be available at the ground on Saturday so please remember to bring some cash if you’d like to add to our donation.

Women’s Finals This Saturday

Some great hockey was played on Saturday at Maitland in the Women’s Semi Finals.

Rustlers won the A grade Major Semi and now go through to the Grand Final on the 9th September. While Rebels will play in the B grade Grand Final on the same day.

Meanwhile, this weekend we have the Finals being played from 12:15 with Royals v North Black in B grade followed by BlueBees v Hornets in A grade at 1:40.

Umpire and Player Education & Development

Maitland Hockey Inc was pleased to host Zeke Newman (HNSW Umpire & Officials Development Manager) on Wednesday night via a Zoom education session for both umpires and players. For those that missed the session, you can view it at:!Amj8HDEcGvQnhXKfQjZRuuaxIFSf

Zeke will also be at the ground on Saturday, during all 4 games, to do accreditations for some of our umpires. You’ll no doubt see him on the side-line and he is more than happy to talk hockey and take further questions while he’s there. So don’t hesitate to say hello to Zeke when you see him!

Also a reminder that HNSW has some very useful information and development courses on their HockeyEd page – available to all registered members by logging in to your HNSW account – take a look! The Foundation Support Umpire course is particularly recommended for players as well as umpires.