Vale the legend Keith Kemp

The Alice Springs Masters Games family has been saddened to hear of the passing of a NT hockey legend.

Keith Kemp, 91, passed away in Darwin on Sunday afternoon.

Hockey players taking part in the Games held a minute’s silence before each game yesterday as a mark of respect.

Kemp was a founding player for Hockey NT.

He joined the Shell club, now Commerce Pints, in 1949 – a year after it was founded.

Kemp was a club life member and the Darwin Hockey Association for the work he did on the committee, where he had filled every position including president.

His other honours include an Order of Australia Medal and induction into the NT Hall of Champions in 2006.

Kemp was still active with the Commerce Pints club, helping juniors until a couple of years ago. He also celebrated his 85th birthday with a hit out in a C-grade game for his beloved team.

Our sincere condolences go to the Kemp family.