With Christmas approaching don’t forget to download the iSponsor app to do your shopping or book your holiday travel! Every purchase you make online or in store will provide fundraising dollars for Maitland Hockey when you select us as your group.
Go to www.isponsorapp.com/download to get the app or shop via their website.
All funds raised via iSponsor will go directly to reducing costs for our members, both Seniors and Juniors, and every little bit will add up to make a difference.
Maitland Hockey Inc is very proud of the achievements of all of our Masters women selected to represent NSW and ACT in Perth for the Hockey Australia Masters Championships last month, where the NSW Over 70s and Over 65s both won their finals against Victoria.
The success continues this month with Hockey Australia and Hockey Australia Masters Committee announcing that three of our players have been selected in the 70+ team to represent Australia at the 2024 Masters World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand.
Congratulations to Joan Hart, Kate Ryan and Patricia McMillan on your selection in the Australian team. You are an inspiration to our Maitland players!
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.
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 https://nbcf.org.au/
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.
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!