02 May 2021

The Base is proud to fuel Kiwi kids’ passion for sport with our Match Hero programme – this year, supporting intermediate and secondary-level Waikato Hockey.



Win or lose, there’s always a Match Hero.  They may have scored the match-winning goal, made some great intercepts or kept everyone going when the going gets tough.  The Base’s Match Hero programme provides a platform for coaches to recognise the full range of skills and attributes that make their team great.  From high performance to steady improvement, from the tenacious defender to the vocal and encouraging player who keeps everyone focused and working together, the strongest teams are made up of so many different players, each deserving of recognition.


We equip the coaches with Match Hero certificates, for them to award each week to the Match Hero of the team.  Players bring these into the centre to receive a $10 gift card to treat themselves – and get another pat on the back from our friendly staff.  Coaches love the chance to reward their players and we love the chance to get out in our community and be part of the action!  So whatever sport you’re heading out to support this winter, kia kaha ake e kare mā! (Let’s go team!)