On Sunday 25th October the New Zealand Black Sticks Mens’ Team played against a Northern invitation side comprising Northland and North Harbour hockey players. The match was held as a fundraiser for ex Northland player Mike Delaney.
A Junior Black Stick and North Harbour NHL player, Mike suffered a broken neck some months ago and has since been making a long slow recovery. Michael’s family have made a massive financial commitment to get Michael over to Germany for stem cell surgery, which is hoped will aid him in his battle back to a normal life. The weekend of events including evening dinner and the game was hugely successful.
The Blacksticks won by a huge margin.