Medal of Excellence

Friends of Football’s premier award is its Medal of Excellence which it presents to those whose contribution to the game in New Zealand is exceptional.


Medal recipients have been:

2016: Bert Ormond, pioneering national league coach and former NZ captain. (Click here for more.)

2015: Brian Turner & Steve Sumner (ONZM), legendary 1982 All Whites. (Click here for more.)

2014: Ivan Vicelich (ONZM), New Zealand’s most capped All White. (Click here for more.)

2013: John Adshead (ONZM), coach of the 1982 All Whites. (Click here for more.)