Sydney Hockey

Matty's Hope

Sydney Hockey - Matty's Hope Round

Matthew Lam passed away two years ago on 29 July 2022 from a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer Diffuse Hemispheric Glioma H3 G34-mutant (G34-DHG).

Matt was an active member of our hockey community.  Matt played and umpired in the Sydney Hockey competition.  He also coached the junior hockey teams at his club and for various schools, assisted at his club's women's training sessions, umpired the Sydney North Women's Competition and worked at the hockey shop.

Matt's family has partnered with the Children's Cancer Institute (CCI).  In February 2023 CCI launched a research project "Matty’s Hope" into G34-DHG; the first of its kind in Australia.

We are pleased to partner with Matt's family by naming the games held on the weekend of 3 and 4 August 2024 as "Matty's Hope Round" and invite you as part of the Sydney Hockey community to join us in supporting this cause.

The first Matty's Hope round in 2023 raised over $30,000, and we know we can do this again!

Your donation will help fund dedicated research to the previously under researched G34-DHG.  Together as a community we can work towards helping find a cure for G34-DHG.

My Updates

Friday 5th Jul
Sydney Hockey is pleased  to support Matty's Hope again.  This year's Matty's Hope Round will be held on the weekend of 3 and 4 August 2024.  

Last year, the Sydney Hockey Community raised $30,425 to help fund dedicated research into G34-DHG, a rare and aggressive brain cancer.  

The Matty's Hope team at the Children's Cancer Institute has successfully cultured tumour samples of G34-DHG and have identified a panel of drugs (around 2,500) to begin High Throughput Drug Screening for their potential to inhibit the tumour growth.  

Your donation will help continue their work into finding a cure for G34-DHG.  

Thank you to my Sponsors

$100

Paul Hogan

$500

Unsw Hockey Club

On behalf of the UNSW Hockey Club and in memory of Matt, we would like to donate $500 for the goals scored by our club during Matty's Hope Round.

$200

Anonymous

May God continue to bless you as a family and give you courage and surround you with support.

$4.18k

Northern District Hockey Association

In recognition of Matt’s time with us at Districts as a player, umpire and friend and the way he touched all our lives. To Tomy, Katie and Alyssa sending all our love and support.

$114.95

Nd6 Women Team

Thank you for your support! Northern District ND6 Team

$41

Bhhc

Donating umpire payment on behalf of Mark Every

$105.50

Ho Ho Sisters

$51

Jo

Our one goal today was worth 5!! Love playing with you Katie, Alyssa as ref and Tommy yelling from the sideline. Such a strong family xx

$105.50

Steve And Jonah Ead

A great weekend to raise awareness

$721

Moorebank-liverpool District Hockey Club

On behalf of MLDHC, we donate $720 for all Club goals scored by men, women and junior teams, on the weekend of 29th July.

$147.70

Bhhc

Awesome work BHHC Women's Bs with your 7 goals today

$52.75

Anonymous

$5.22

Anonymous

Briefly met Matty at the Hockey shop, I clearly remember how helpful and outgoing he was. Very sad to hear of his passing. -Player with Macquarie University Hockey Club

$126.69

Bibiana Smith

Well done Tomy! The goals saved are winners too! For Matty.

$286

Gns 1st Grade Mens

$520

Bhhc

Remembering Matt Lam - Baulkham Hills Hockey Club on behalf of PL and SL teams

$126.60

Bhhc

Remembering Matt Lam - Baulkham Hills Hockey Club

$140

Gryphon Systems Engineering

Balance of $140 for 14 goals at $20 per goal for ND hockey mens pledge. Made a mistake with 1st donation and only put $140 in. :-)

$261.25

Tomy Lam

A heartwarming weekend for Sydney hockey community! Thank you everyone embracing the idea for this great cause. For the three 11th goal in the round and 2 naughty goals I let in + 6 save.

$126.60

Baulkham Hills Hockey Club President

Hope this can help in a small way

$20

Baulkham Hills Hockey Club - Bulls Juniors

Supporting Matty's Hope

$100

Baulkham Hills Hockey Club - Bulls U17b Junior Team

2 goals for Matty xx

$89

Baulkham Hills Hockey Club - Bulls U11c Junior Team

8 goals in support of Matty's Hope

$255

Baulkham Hills Hockey Club - Bulls U13b Junior Team

4 goals + love & hope

$52.75

Cheryle Hawkins

$157.50

Lachlan Walsh

For my mate and mentor, Matty

$600

Ryde Pl1 Team

Panthers 1st grade squad is very happy to support a great cause. Let's find a cure!

$125.40

Baulkham Hills Bulls - 15bs

$51

Jim Syd

$740

Ryde Hunters Hill District Hockey Club

37 goals across the club @ $20’a goal

$105.50

Dan Jean, Tom, Charlie And Fiona

Great to contribute to Matt's memory and legacy

$158.25

Enzo Gab & Shauna Forlani

Sending our love and thoughts to Alyissa, Katie & Tomy

$31.65

Maya Bryan - U17b & Coach U13c

$52.75

Tim Mall

On behalf of Sutherland PL3

$150

Wajih

Great to see the community come together to support this cause. Lots of love to Matty's family.

$316.50

Nigel, Tam, Izzy & Adelie Lynn (gns Hockey)

As a parent I cannot even begin to imagine the pain you go through. Life at times is so unjust and so unfair. I remember coaching against Matty, thinking to myself, this kid is going to be a real pain to coach against. You could see he was good, had great energy about him and was completely invested. Then I learnt that his dad was a goalie! A hockey family! No wonder the kid is soooo good already. I feel for you and your family Tomy. The hockey community is always here for you and I will always remember Matty as the gun little player that had all the signs of greatness.

$51

Marisi Ridgway

Thoughts with Matt’s family today… from ND u17 white team

$104.50

Farquharson Family

$263.75

Kamal And Amaan Naqvi

Great initiative. Our thoughts with Matty’s family and friends.

$105.50

Luke Gallagher

Fantastic cause, happy to help out. Tomy is a legend.

$125.40

Sonny Chadha

8 goals scored across the 3 games our kids and I played.

$105.50

Michelle Breytenbach

❤️❤️ Great hockey community coming together - just awesome

$140

Peter Stephens

For the 14 goals scored by Northern District Men in the Matty's Hope round of Sydney Hockey.

$42.20

Peter Hayes

SL6 St George. Great intiative

$130

Sutho Hockey Sl1

From Sutho SL1, 7 goals! . Proud to support a great cause

$52.75

Manly U11a - North Area Comp

Our sport is about so much more than hockey. Our thoughts with Matty’s friends and family.

$1.52k

The Outsourced Cfo

$209

Manly-gns

Donation for the Manly-GNS team

$51

Winwood-smith Family

So sorry for your loss. Hoping & praying for a cure for this devastating illness.

$125.40

Shayne Blair

ND 17B x 3 goals, PL2 x 1 goal & PL1 x 2 goals. Miss you Matty xxxx

$500

Michael Imer

25 goals scored across our top three teams (Briars v Ryde) @ $20 per goal aspledged.

$20

Dean Merchant

$100

Miller Family

$126.60

Sean And Jen

Six goals saved today by Tomy in SL7!

$50

Nathan Rees

$52.75

Kath Czinner

$26.38

Daniel Bryant Sutho Pl2

$52.75

Neate Family

$52.75

Fi Bates

$63.30

Ruming Family For Nd U13green

$60.00 from Ruming family on behalf of ND U13Green

$26.38

Anonymous

$52.75

Adam Benari

$21.10

Risa Riyanto

$105.50

Jason Kan

$52.75

Tim Metcalfe

Hoping for a prolific goal scoring weekend for all grades! Amazing initiative

$52.25

Pope Family

All the best with your fundraising. So amazing to do something so positive during a difficult time. Sending best wishes xxx The Pope Family (GNS & Manly)

$52.75

Helen Yu

I hope it is a wonderful weekend of hockey to remember Matty. ❤️

$15.82

Ben S

$150

U13a Northern Districts

$50

Andrew Bacon

Thank you for raising awareness on such an important condition. Thinking of the Lam family. All the best Katy and Tomy.

$52.75

Scott Minard And Family

$52.75

Brigid Robson

Katie and Tomy - thinking of you. what an amazing job you are doing to shine a light on this form of cancer. Let’s hope with the funds raised we can make progress in understanding the cancer.

$105.50

Stu & Viki Hammond - Sutho Masters/ Sl 4/5

A sad loss of a young man's life who had so much to give; we hope the money raised continues to support the research to find answers and help those in need.

$105.50

Peter Tait - Sutho Pl1

$9.02k

Tomy, Katie & Alyssa Lam

Thank you for all your generous support of Matty's Hope Round, amazing Sydney Hockey community! Looking forward to all 45 matches this weekends. Let's remember Matthew by play hard and have fun.

$52.75

Louise, Desmond, Liam And Lachlan

With such sadness in losing someone so talented and young. We wish Matty’s legacy goes on.

$315

Bavneet Singh

$21.10

Matthew Cooke

$105.50

Katherine Stone

$21.10

Rod Liles

$516.36

Briars Sports

$26.38

Srijan Kachhipati

$20

Anonymous

$263.75

The Gibbons Family

Thinking of you all.

$104.50

Anstee Family

Matt was Kurtis's 1st hockey coach and gave him the love of hockey.

$50

Vanessa Thorne

Such a worthy cause , my nephew has recently been operated on for brain cancer - it can affect the fittest amongst us without any sign of warning . Thanks for organising and sending strength to Marty’s family.

$21.10

Emma Jean

$105.50

Murray, Paige, Tahlia And Morgan

Sending all of our love to Tomy, Katie and Alyssa

$52.75

Taz Sian

$21.10

Ian Jessup

I scored a goal for Macq Uni last night and would like to donate $20 to this cause.

$52.75

Sally Ellis - Northern Districts

$105

Harmindrr Panesar

$52.75

Hugh Darling

$52.75

Isadore - Nd6

$105.50

Sean From Nd Sl6

$52.75

Paul Worrell

$105.50

Jay Rajpal

$101

Manpal Jagpal

Thinking of matty

$52.75

Emma Bovey

$151

Rob,johanna, Alexandra & James Makin

Thinking of you all as you approach the one year Anniversary of Matty’s passing! Let’s find a cure!!

$263.75

Heideggers

Thinking of Matty - From the Heidegger family.

$52.75

Eranga Wijetunga

$105.50

Wesley Grisdale

❤️💪

$261.25

Malkeet Thethi

$1.02k

Wesley Lam-kwan

$500

Daniel Johnson

Let's make Matt's legacy something meaningful for those that come afterwards...

$105.50

Chris Jenkins

$52.75

Jeremy Uy

$105.50

Richard

$105

Michael David Imer

$104.50

Becky Gaiy

$263.75

Kristenn Wong

$52.75

Mark Roberts

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