As Illawarra Masters Hockey Director, I had the gratifying privilege of engaging the services of Laurie Fawkner, as the Association Representative Teams, Massage Therapist. His period of employ spanned ten years and incurred the welfare of Veteran/Masters Hockey Players with age groups extending from 0/35 to 0/65. Laurie`s knowledge and ability to assess and treat players was exceptional. For injuries beyond his scope of practice, he did not hesitate in referring players to either the team Physiotherapist, or Doctor, as he deemed necessary. His knowledge of biomechanics, anatomy, and injury management, was appreciated by all who had dealing with him. As a player for Illawarra, NSW, and Australian Masters Hockey, I also felt fortunate, confident, and secure, in having Laurie`s caring expertise on hand if required. Laurie was always approachable, and his willingness to liaise with team Coaches and Managers was something that was much appreciated by all. From our association over the years, I have gained the greatest respect, and hold Laurie in the highest esteem.I am more than proud to call Laurie a very close, and dear friend.