July 6 2014 – 17 year old Jordan Kemp died after a head injury.

Seventeen year old Northland player Jordan Kemp died in Auckland Hospital on this day. Playing for Otamatea Hawks against Old Boys Marist the previous day he received a head knock in a tackle, got up, then collapsed. He was rushed to hospital and put in an induced coma. Earlier in the season he had been concussed in a game, stood down for four weeks, then given the all clear to play.