An invitation to browse New Zealand football’s classic match programmes

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Friends of Football have been building an online archive of classic match programmes and football publications of interest to New Zealand fans of the game.

We’re converting printed publications to a digital format, enabling fans of all ages to appreciate what’s gone before.

It’s part of Friends of Football’s plan to help maintain the heritage of the sport in New Zealand.

Main photo: Remember this? Visitors to Newmarket Park in the 1970s and 1980s could pay $9 for an annual subscription to receive every match programme for the season, or they could pay 20c for each copy at the turnstiles.

READ MORE: Remembering Newmarket Park >>>>

How to read our collection

Click on the image below to go to our archive.

You’ll find match programmes for games played almost a century ago; for international games and for touring teams; for national league and Chatham Cup ties.

Want to help?

If you have a passion for preserving the heritage of New Zealand football, you can help build our digital archive.

We’re seeking volunteers with the desire and skills to help scan our printed programmes as part of the process of converting them to a digital format. You’ll need a scanner, a methodical nature and time to put into the project (each publication takes up to two hours to scan).

In return, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped future generations to discover our sport’s heritage.

Interested? Click here to email us >>>>

You can also help by joining Friends of Football.

Membership costs only $40 as a joining fee – there are no annual subs.

Click here to find out more about joining Friends of Football >>>>

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