Bookings have closed for our World Cup supporters’ lunch at Mt Smart Stadium

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Bookings for the Friends of Football All Whites supporters’ lunch at Mt Smart Stadium have closed.

But please keep an eye on our website for upcoming events, or become a member of Friends of Football so you can easily see what we have coming up.

Our All Whites supporters’ lunch is our chance to join in the build-up to next week’s FIFA World Cup play-off between New Zealand and Costa Rica.

Our lunch is at Mt Smart Stadium on Tuesday June 14, the day before the game in Doha to decide the final spot at November’s FIFA World Cup finals.

About the lunch

Members of the 1982 All Whites will be special guests the lunch, enjoying a return to the stadium where they achieved their own qualification glory 40 years ago.

The lunch will be in the South Stand function room, overlooking the pitch at Mt Smart Stadium, the scene of so many World Cup memories.

The lunch will be held from noon till 2.30pm (doors open 11.30am).

The 1982 All Whites were the first to reach a World Cup finals tournament.

Our guests will include former All Whites, national coaches and other well-known football personalities, who will help share their insights into the challenge facing the 2022 All Whites.

It’s also a chance to acknowledge members of the 1982 World Cup squad gathering in Auckland to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their ground-breaking success when they became the first New Zealand team to qualify for a finals tournament.

What you’ll enjoy

As well as being able to mingle with like-minded football fans, attendees will enjoy:

  • Insights from former internationals and national coaches who know what it takes to reach a finals tournament.
  • Updates from Doha, where we’ll be getting the latest information to share with our guests in the big match build-up.
  • Access to a cash bar.

Light lunch

Our caterers will provide a light lunch that includes:

Gourmet sandwich selection
Antipasto pesto mayo; hoisin pulled pork; BBQ shredded chicken; Grilled vegetables pesto served in freshly baked bread rolls, loafs and mini ciabattas.

Fresh garden salad
Mixed green leaves, cherry tomato, cucumber, French dressing.

Seasonal fruit platter
Selection of seasonal and tropical fruits slices.

Chef’s choice of sweets
From the pastry kitchen.

The lunch is designed to minimise disruption to our activities but still provide a tasty meal.

Ticket prices

How confident are you about the All Whites’ chances?

Individual tickets for the function cost $50pp.

You can book a table for eight at the function for a premium price of $500 … but it comes with a wonderful incentive.

Our sponsor Hurricane Press will underwrite the costs of table bookings, enabling us to refund your $500, if the All Whites qualify for the FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar. That’s right — if the All Whites win, you get your $500 back!

This offer is limited to the first 15 tables booked and paid for.

Book your tickets

Sorry, bookings have now closed.

Our lunch venue overlooks the pitch where our players and their fans celebrated 40 years ago.

Our sponsor

We thank our sponsor Hurricane Press for helping make this event possible. Hurricane Press are suppliers of services to the Friends of Football website.

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