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Carters Henderson win golf day trophy

Carters Henderson win golf day trophy

By on Oct 18, 2019 in News, Previous Events | 0 comments

Carters Henderson, led by Auckland City FC’s Darren White, have won the Bill MacGowan Memorial Trophy at Friends of Football’s fifth annual golf day. They and other foursomes enjoyed a full day of golf – and catching up with football friends – at the Waitemata Golf Club’s course where Bill MacGowan played his golf. Teams enjoyed competition for the stylish trophy, including a team led by Bill’s widow Trish MacGowan. Thanks to all those who took...

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All Whites coach to spend evening with supporters

All Whites coach to spend evening with supporters

By on Oct 11, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Supporters of the All Whites can hear directly from incoming coach Danny Hay at a special event organised by Friends of Football. An Evening with Danny Hay will take place at Bill McKinlay Park, Mt Wellington, on Wednesday October 30. The former international and new All Whites coach will take the stage with MC Andrew Dewhurst to provide supporters with an update on his progress with the national squad. Hay will attend the event fresh from an All Whites training camp and shortly before heading to Europe for his first games in charge, against the Republic of Ireland and Lithuania. Entry to the event is free to members of Friends of Football who are asked to register for tickets HERE. An Evening with Danny Hay is open to non-members who can pay door entry of $10pp on the night. Doors open at 6pm and the stage presentation begins at...

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AGM & Quiz set for October 3

AGM & Quiz set for October 3

By on Sep 23, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Members of Friends of Football are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting – followed by a fun quiz – on Thursday October 3, 2019. The meeting and quiz will be held at the clubrooms of Takapuna AFC, Taharoto Park, Taharoto Rd, Takapuna, Auckland 0622. The AGM will start at 6.30pm and will be immediately followed by a fun football quiz, with refreshments at the clubrooms. New members are...

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Hay attends private screening

Hay attends private screening

By on Aug 28, 2019 in News, Previous Events | 0 comments

New All Whites coach Danny Hay ended his first day in the job by attending Friends of Football’s recent private screening of the football documentary film Maradona. Hay was given a warm welcome by attendees of the cinema screening in Devonport, Auckland, when he was introduced by Friends of Football chair Earle Thomas. “The news of your appointment has gone well and we’re behind you,” Thomas told Hay who received a spontaneous round of applause. Members and their guests enjoyed two hours of Maradona, the warts-and-all story of the rise and fall of a player considered to be one of the world’s greatest. Friends of Football have hosted two private screenings of football-themed movies recently – the previous was The Keeper, the story of goalkeeper Bert Trautmann. To attend future events, including movies, you can join Friends of Football for a once-only joining fee of $40 with no need to pay annual subscriptions. You can apply for membership at this website. Photo: Danny Hay was presented with a Friends of Football polo shirt at the movie...

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We’re hosting special screening of Maradona

We’re hosting special screening of Maradona

By on Aug 19, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Friends of Football are to host a special screening of the long-awaited Maradona, a British documentary film about the celebrated Argentine many believe was the greatest footballer of his generation. The film, which has been won acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival and at this year’s Locarno Film Festival awards, contains previously unseen footage and provides a unique insight into the life of Diego Maradona. Admission to the screening (at the Vic cinema, Devonport, in Auckland) is free to financial members Friends of Football. Click here to see the film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNaRrDX8MUc The movie launches in New Zealand in late August and Friends of Football has secured a private screening for its members and their guests: When: 8pm, Monday August 26, 2019 Venue: The ‘Vic’, Devonport, Auckland Cost: Free to Friends of Football members, $15pp for their guests Refreshments: We have access to a cash bar at the cinema To attend, all you have to do is RSVP by August 20 and we’ll email you your ticket. The cinema holds 44 seats so tickets will be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. If you wish to bring along guests, please indicate on the RSVP form how many guests you plan to bring and we’ll arrange their tickets upon receiving your payment. Of course, they can also attend at no cost if you encourage them to sign up to join Friends of Football by August 20. Click HERE to RSVP. Click HERE to join Friends of Football online. We hope you can attend this special event – we believe watching this special movie in the company of fellow football enthusiasts will make it even more enjoyable. * Last month, our members enjoyed a special screening of The Keeper, a critically acclaimed feature film about legendary goalkeeper Bert...

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