Bay Olympic honoured the memory of the late Ian Ormond at their Northern League game against Birkenhead United on Saturday April 9.
Spectators, family members and friends gave a minute’s applause as the game got underway at the club where Ormond was a Life Member until his death last October, aged 72.
The club’s hospitality gave those who knew Ormond the chance to remember him, and to share stories of a player considered by many to be among the best of his generation.
He was a New Zealand international, a New Zealand Player of the Year and a member of Blockhouse Bay’s National League-Chatham Cup double-winning side from 1970.
As Ormond died during Auckland’s lockdown, football had few opportunities to honour him last year.
His family plan a memorial service later this year.
Main photo: The Bay Olympic and Birkenhead United teams line up before kick-off to show their respect for Ormond.
Some images from ‘Ian Ormond Day’ at Olympic Park: