Bay Olympic remember Life Member and international Ian Ormond

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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.

Click here to read our obituary of Ian Ormond >>>>

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.

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Main photo: The Bay Olympic and Birkenhead United teams line up before kick-off to show their respect for Ormond.

The crowd honours the memory of Ian Ormond.

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Some images from ‘Ian Ormond Day’ at Olympic Park:

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