A Tribute to John Adshead
Friends of Football was launched with A Tribute to John Adshead on October 18, 2013 at the Auckland Grammar School Old Boys’ Pavilion.
The event was a tribute by way of a Roast of John Adshead, coach of the 1982 All Whites team at the World Cup in Spain. This special evening featured a select group of guest speakers ‘Roasting’ John Adshead in their own unique way, before ‘JA’ enjoyed the right of reply.
Former international goalkeeper and Chairman of New Zealand football John Morris is on the foundation Friends of Football Committee and enjoyed a great night.
“When we were looking at an event to introduce Friends of Football to the community we could think of no better way than to pay tribute to John and all that he has done for the game in this country. His influence goes well beyond taking the All Whites to Spain, he is a name familiar to all New Zealanders, let alone the football community.
“It was a great night with plenty of great banter, a few familiar faces and a chance to enjoy a shared passion for football and acknowledge one of the most influential names in the history of the sport in this country.”
The evening also included an exclusive and limited auction of items to raise funds for Friends of Football.
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