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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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Finalists Named in Football Media Awards

Finalists Named in Football Media Awards

By on Oct 25, 2016 in News, Previous Events | 0 comments

New Zealand’s best football writers, photographers and broadcasters will be recognised at a dinner to celebrate the sport’s 125th anniversary. The New Zealand Football Media Association awards will be included in the festivities at the dinner being held at Auckland’s Heritage Hotel on Wednesday November 9. New Zealand Football are hosting the dinner with support from Friends of Football and the Football Foundation. Finalists for the NZFMA awards, which are being sponsored by Connect NZ and Kyocera Document Solutions, are: Programme of the Year Ellerslie, edited by Tim Adams Papatoetoe AFC, produced by Andrew Kirk & Dana Jenkins Waitemata, edited by Mark Reid Publication of the Year Friends of Football official magazines, edited by Josh Easby The National League Debates, by Bruce Holloway Writer of the Year Michael Burgess (NZ Herald, Herald on Sunday) Enzo Giordani (in-the-back-of-the.net) Steven Holloway (NZ Herald) Community-Internet Writer of the Year Enzo Giordani (in-the-back-of-the.net) Phillip Rollo (Nelson Mail) Dave Webster (thejourneyfan.blogspot.co.nz) Photographer of the Year Andrew Cornaga (Photosport) Shane Wenzlick (Phototek) Website of the Year www.footballnumbersblog.wordpress.com, Dieter Dvorak www.thejourneyfan.blogspot.co.nz, Dave Webster www.yellowfever.co.nz, Yellow Fever https://in-the-back-of-the.net , Enzo Giordani Audio Broadcaster of the Year Jason Pine (NZME) Yellow Fever – In The Zone (Dale Warburton, Guy Smith, Evald Subasic, David Cross) Television Broadcaster of the Year Jason Pine (Sky TV) Gordon Glen Watson The New Zealand Football Media Association started life as the New Zealand Soccer Writers’ Association and was set up primarily to help sports journalists cover the Rothmans League, founded in 1970 and notable as the country’s first national league in any sport. The association’s first media awards were made in 1980, with a Writer of the Year and Programme of the Year recognised. Further categories were added in photography in 1981 and broadcasting in 1986. The awards have since evolved to incorporate publications, a regional-community-website writer category, and website of the year. The NZFMA began collaborating with Friends of Football two years ago. Its awards were presented at the FoF Celebration of Excellence dinner at Auckland Grammar in 2014 and...

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Brains of Football – November 4

Brains of Football – November 4

By on Oct 21, 2016 in News, Previous Events | 0 comments

How good is your football knowledge? Here’s your chance to put it to the test – and have lots of fun at the same time. The New Zealand Celtic Supporters’ Club are hosting the Football Brains of Auckland Quiz Night on Friday November 4, and are inviting entries from all football enthusiasts. You can enter as an individual (and be placed in a team on the night) or you can enter a team of up to six members for an entry fee of only $30 per team. Unlike most quiz nights, this one is exclusively about football and will see one team emerge triumphant with bragging rights (as well as prizes). During the evening, there will also be the auction of donated items or services, including such gems as a signed All Whites shirt and a match ball from a NZ U-17 v Brazil international game. Proceeds from the evening will go to the independent supporter group Friends of Football. Where:  The Irish Club, Fowlds Park, Mt Albert, Auckland. When:  Friday 4th November, kick-off 7.30pm. Teams:  Max 6 per team, $30 per team. To enter, email organizer Gavin Findlay at gavin@albatravel.co.nz. If you have any items to donate for the auction, please contact Gavin with...

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Raceday outing for Friends of Football

Raceday outing for Friends of Football

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

Friends of Football will hold their second annual raceday at Auckland’s Avondale Racecourse on Friday July 15. After the success of last year’s event, Friends of Football have sponsored the upcoming raceday so members and supporters can enjoy a day out together. You can book small or large tables, or come along as an individual are get the benefit of: entry to the meeting and private function room racecard sumptious buffet lunch access to a cash bar the company of like-minded football fans! The meeting starts about noon and will conclude by late afternoon. To book your ticket(s), contact FoF treasurer Barbara Cox at b-cox@xtra.co.nz. For racing information, contact FoF/Avondale Jockey Club committee member Sam Malcolmson at s.andstar@xnet.co.nz Prices Individual tickets: $40pp Table of four: $150 Table of eight:...

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Golf Day – 2016

Golf Day – 2016

By on Apr 29, 2016 in News, Previous Events | 0 comments

Thirty teams of football enthusiasts enjoyed Friends of Football’s second annual Golf Day at Auckland’s Akarana Golf Course, helping raise funds for the group. The rain held off, enabling teams of four to play golf, talking football and renew friendships. It was a chance to bring together football administrators – including a team from NZ Football – sponsors, former players and coaches and supporters from as far as Cambridge and Otorohanga. Several players went oh-so-close to scoring big prizes – including a $26,000 SSangYong Tivoli car (pictured) and $7,000 of Sleepyhead products. Friends of Football are already planning next year’s event, and encouraging teams to reserve their places early, given that this year’s event was easily sold...

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