In 2016 joint-captain Trent Hodkinson is excited to continue his 'Tren7's Kick for Kids' initiative at the Newcastle Knights.
Each game, Trent will dedicate his conversions to a child spending time in hospital and will write their name on his kicking tee.
Since getting the initiative up and running at the Knights, Domayne Kotara and Adidas have come on board to provide a special gift for each child involved. They will also receive an ISC kids Knights jersey with their name on the back as well as their personalised kicking tee from Hodkinson.
In Round 1 Trent dedicated his conversions to 13-year-old Tallulah Nixon. From Gloucester, Tallulah has been undergoing treatment at the John Hunter Children's Hospital.
In the Round 2 match against the South Sydney Rabbitohs Trent dedicated his kicking tee to 9-year-old Connor. From Edgeworth, he was out of hospital soon after the match and visited Trent at a training session!
In the Club's first home game of the 2016 season Trent dedicated his kicks to 14-year-old Hannah. She is halfway through a year of treatment at the John Hunter Children's Hospital.
The Knights played in New Zealand for Round 4, and Trent kicked for 2-year-old Archie. From Cardiff, Archie has been in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital in Newcastle since November 2015.
In the away game against the Melbourne Storm Trent kicked for 17-year-old Adam. Adam is a passionate Knights fan with a keen interest in video analysis and strategy.
In the Club's Voice for Mining Day win Trent kicked for Ellen from Thornton. She came into the sheds after the game to receive her gifts and congratulate Trent on the team's first win of 2016.
On ANZAC Day Trent kicked for John, who was a soldier who served in Papua New Guinea and South Vietnam.
John is the President of the TPI (Totally and Permanently Incapacitated) Association, Newcastle.
18-year-old Christian played football up until three years ago when he had a stroke. Since then he has been receiving ongoing rehabilitative care and check ups.
In Round 11 Trent kicked for 7-year-old Coen, who was stuck in hospital for six weeks after he broke his leg. Now out of hospital, Coen is going to come to a training session to meet Trent.
Trent kicked for 10-year-old Lani against the Parramatta Eels. From Merewether, Lani has spent the last couple of months getting treatment in hospital. Lani and her two friends, Kiara and Vienna, have started a campaign on Facebook called 'The Fearless Sisters' that you can check out HERE.
Against the Warriors Trent kicked for Miley, who was only six years old when she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour. Since then she's overcome every challenge she's encountered. While she is still dealing with the effects of the disease and surgery, she maintains a positive outlook.
In Round 16 Trent kicked for 6-year-old Archie, who has been an inpatient at John Hunter Hospital recently as he learns to live with Type 1 Diabetes. Look at that big smile!
In the Round 17 match against the Canberra Raiders, Trent kicked for 17-year-old Jayden, who is receiving treatment for Burkitts Lymphoma.
In Round 19 Trent kicked for 9-year-old Jyerell, who is being treated for Cystic Fibrosis at John Hunter Children's Hospital. It's great to see them both smiling, even though there's seven stitches in Trent's head!
In the Round 22 match against his old team the Bulldogs, Trent kicked for 14-year-old Stephanie from Narrabri.
In Round 23 Trent kicked for 17-year-old Charlii, who is receiving treatment for bone cancer at John Hunter Children's Hospital.
In the Round 24 match against the Titans, Trent kicked for 8-year-old Mitchell, who has recently been diagnosed with diabetes.