Hockey action on Saturday at Whangarei Hockey stadium. Northland men and women took on Auckland. Northland women won 2-1, the men going down 7-0. Northland are in red.
Hockey photo update from Whangarei, Northland. On Saturday prem teams Hikurangi and Kamo played off, while on Sunday Northland U18 men played a series of matches, this one being against Counties.
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.
More field hockey photos taken over the weekend. Here the girls’ Northland under 11 team played Auckland on Sunday 30th in a 4 way tournament. After losing to North Harbour 1-0 the girls beat Auckland 2-0.
Photos taken over the weekend of grass roots hockey where our future Black Sticks will come from. Here Glenbervie in green take on Horahora.