Coming Events

Special screening of The Keeper

Friends of Football are to host a special screening of the critically-acclaimed feature film The Keeper, the story of footballing Bert Trautmann.

Trautmann – famous for helping Manchester City win the 1956 FA Cup despite breaking his neck during the match – is the subject of this moving story of his journey from German soldier to British hero.

Admission to the screening (at the Rialto, Newmarket, in Auckland) is free to financial members Friends of Football.

Watch the film trailer here:

The movie launches in New Zealand in late July and Friends of Football has secured a private screening for its members and their guests:

  • When: 6.30pm Monday July 29, 2019
  • Venue: Rialto Cinemas, Newmarket, 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 July 17 and we’ll email you your ticket. 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 July 17.

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.



Bill MacGowan Memorial Golf Tournament

Update: Friends of Football advise that the inaugural Bill MacGowan Memorial Golf Day has been postponed from its scheduled date of May 30.

For a variety of reasons, the date was proving difficult for many football and sports groups whose members wanted to honour Bill’s memory with a round of golf at Waitemata Golf Course.

Instead, Friends of Football plan to incorporate their tribute to Bill with their annual charity golf day to be held later in the year (and after the winter football season has ended!).

We’ll announce details of that event later this year.

Our thanks to those who did enter the May 30 event and we’re sorry for any inconvenience. The event organisers will be in touch to refund entry fees.