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Ben Gilby-Todd Memorial Trust

The Ben Gilby-Todd Memorial Trust is administered by Waikato Hockey Charitable Trust, a fully Registered Charitable Trust under New Zealand Law.

The Trust has a primary function of providing assistance to Waikato school children under the age of 18 who:

  • Show exceptional skill in their sport and are chosen to represent their province;
  • Show a willingness to achieve academically;
  • Are not in a position to financially participate at representative level sport through financial hardship.

This Trust was initially set up by the Gilby-Todd family in memory of their son, Ben, who died tragically on 8th October 2009. Ben was a major supporter, player and advocate for hockey and especially in the promotion of younger players. He represented hockey at various levels both here and in the United Kingdom.

If you would like to apply for funds from the Ben Gilby-Todd Memorial Trust or find out if you are eligible see the application section.

​​​​​​​Support the Ben Gilby-Todd Memorial Trust

Donations to the Ben Gilby-Todd Memorial Trust enable us to offer additional funds to Waikato hockey players who show a high level of promise both within the sport of hockey and academically, and through financial hardship cannot further their sporting or academic paths.

Help the Trust by becoming a regular contributor.



Funds will be open for application to those who have been selected for a representative position in a Waikato Hockey team. Each year notification will be given to the age group eligible to apply for funds from the Ben Gilby-Todd Memorial Trust for financial assistance. This will be restricted to School age children only, at Representative A level. A pledge is a donation paid in multiple instalments over months or years direct to the Association to contribute towards tournament fees.

Application Dates

Applications open during trials and close 2 weeks after teams have been announced.

​​​​​​​Enquiries can be directed to Waikato Hockey Charitable Trust


Application forms can be downloaded from this page or requested by emailing.

Along with a completed application form, applicants are to include a personal statement which highlights the student’s eligibility.

  • Sporting achievements
  • Personal achievements
  • 2 references (School Hockey Coach and one character reference)
  • Personal statement of why the applicant believes they should be the beneficiary (no more than 500 words).

Applicants are to include

  • Proof of New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency.

The Selection Panel may refrain from making a recommendation if it finds no candidates of sufficient merit.

In exceptional circumstances funds may be shared.

Applications must be submitted to

Ben Gilby-Todd Memorial Trust

C/- Waikato Hockey Charitable Trust

PO Box 820

Hamilton 3204

OR emailed to


Closing date

To be notified at www.waikatohockey.org.nz. Applications close at 5.00pm on the closing dates

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Application Documents

Ben Gilby-Todd Application Form

Ben Gilby-Todd Terms and Conditions