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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, Previous Events | 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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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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World Cup breakfast winner

World Cup breakfast winner

By on Jul 2, 2018 in News, Previous Events | 0 comments

More than 100 football fans enjoyed a World Cup breakfast at Auckland’s Mayfield Sporthouse, thanks to Friends of Football and the NZ Football Foundation. They watched the England v Belgium group game live and caught up with friends at the three-hour function on Friday June 29. The foundation raffled an All Whites shirt signed by skipper Winston Reid. Fittingly, the raffle was won by Brian Giblin, a member of Takapuna AFC, the club where Reid used to play his junior football. Photo: Giblin (left) receives the shirt from NZ Football Foundation CEO Noel Barkley....

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World Cup Breakfast – England v Belgium

World Cup Breakfast – England v Belgium

By on Jun 24, 2018 in News, Previous Events | 0 comments

Do you want to watch World Cup football in the company of like-minded enthusiasts for the game? Friends of Football and the NZ Football Foundation are co-hosting a gathering at Mayfield Sportshouse in Wairau Road, Auckland, on Friday June 29, 2018, to watch the England v Belgium match live on the big screen. Entry is $15 pp and by ticket only, and includes a cooked breakfast. Doors open at 5.30am and kick off is 6am. Tickets are limited to 140 and need to be bought in advance. To book your ticket, click here and make payment to: BNZ 02-0144-0285148-00 (Reference: Your Surname). Any queries, please email the Secretary –...

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MDNZ Race Day

MDNZ Race Day

By on Dec 24, 2016 in News, Previous Events | 0 comments

Friends of Football invite members and supporters to join us at Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland, on February 18, 2017, to support our friends at Macular Degeneration New Zealand. This is an entertaining day at the races and a chance to catch up with the many football enthusiasts who support this charity day. MDNZ is a charitable trust that provides awareness, education and support to those who suffer from macular degeneration, a condition that threatens the eye sight of one person in seven over 50. Former All Whites coaches Allan Jones and John Adshead are prominent advocates for MDNZ and Allan’s wife Viv is an ambassador for the charity. In recent years, Friends of Football has booked tickets for the raceday on behalf of members, supporters and their friends, so we can have a great day out and all in a good cause. Here’s what you get: Entry to the Guineas Room Bubbles on arrival 3 bottles of wine per table Sumptuous buffet lunch Afternoon tea Fun and surprises revealed during the day All this is covered by a ticket price of $125. If you want to come along as part of the Friends of Football group, please email committee member Josh Easby at...

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