Masters – Uniform Ordering

Samples of the new tracksuits have arrived. Margie will have them at training tonight for you to try on, otherwise catch Nic or Margie this Saturday at hockey.

Masters – Uniform Ordering

Just a reminder for all players intending to nominate for Masters 2019 at Bathurst. Please see Nic Mudge (from Hornets) this Saturday to try on any article of clothing (shirts, skorts, hoodies, NEW spray jackets, NEW trackpants) that you need to order. You should have received an email from Nic containing all the information regarding prices, if not please email and request she forward the email to you. Additional sock orders can also be placed. Orders need to be paid for and placed by 12 April 2019. Any other club members or supporters are also welcome to place orders.

The Basedow Family

One of our Maitland Hockey Inc juniors, Johannes (Johey) Basedow, has recently been diagnosed with cancer. Johey’s sister Isabella plays in our Under 13’s competition and his dad Scott plays for the Maitland RAMS. A ‘Go Fund Me’ page has been set up to support Johey and his family. If you can spare a few dollars to help Johey receive the best treatment possible, and support his family through this devastating time, that would be wonderful. Our prayers, thoughts and love are with the Basedow family every step of the way. For more information the link for the for the Go Fund Me page is:

See below article from the office Hockey Australia website about Johey meeting the Kookaburras:

The Kookaburras took some time out after Saturday’s hard-fought 2-1 FIH Pro League win over Spain in Sydney to lift the spirits of a young Hockey fan who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

Johannes ‘Johey’ Basedow and his parents Scott and Emma and sister Isabella travelled down to Sydney from Maitland on Saturday for the FIH Pro League double-header.

Johey, who is 13, was diagnosed with a very rare and very aggressive form of cancer in his abdominal cavity called Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumour (DSRCT).

National Development Squad athlete and Hockey NSW staff member Kurt Lovett played a lead role in organising the opportunity, alerting the Kookaburras to Johey’s diagnosis and helping organise an invitation for him into the changerooms after the game, along with his family.

Johey, who started playing Hockey as a nine-year-old with the Maitland Rams, got the rare opportunity to hear the Kookaburras sing their team song and was also presented with a signed top by the players after the game.

He also spent time in the changerooms, chatting to the coaches and players and, of course, posed for selfies.

Kookaburras co-captain Aran Zalewski worked with Hockey NSW staff to ensure Johey’s family walked away from the game with smiles on their faces. Hockey NSW provided the family with VIP hospitality throughout the day too.

Johey started chemotherapy on Boxing Day and is due to have scans this week to ascertain how effective the treatment has been.

Johey’s father Scott said: “Yesterday meant so much to all of us, it made what would have been a very hard day, with his looming scans, into a fantastically easy day.

“A day which we will endeavour to replicate as often as possible but will be very hard to top and it won’t be our last live international Hockey match.”

Hockey Australia wishes Johey and his family all the best in the next stages of his treatment and cannot wait to see him again at another Kookaburras match.