In more than 60 years in football, Terry Hobin has presented many a trophy to winning captains — but this weekend, the trophy will have his name on it.
The Terry Hobin Cup will be taken home for the first time by the winners of a match to determine the kings of men’s knockout football in the north.
The winners of Northland’s Stafford Choat Knockout Cup, Kerikeri, will play last year’s NRF Men’s Federation Cup victors, Uni-Mount Bohemian Alto Vuelo.
The trophy, to be contested annually, has been named after Hobin who retired from Northern Region Football in 2020 after a long career as a club and regional administrator, including that of competition manager for the region.
As to naming the trophy after him, Hobin told NRF: “It felt good to be asked, it’s an honour, I was happy to accept because I’ve been around a long time.”
In 2020, Hobin was awarded Friends of Football’s Medal of Excellence for his contribution to our sport.
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Main photo: New trophy recognises length of service by Terry Hobin.Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.
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Game to be played on Saturday April 15, 2023
Kerikeri v Uni-Mount Bohemians Alto Vuelo
Baysport Waipapa, 2pm