The ninth annual match between Central United and Mt Albert Ponsonby for the Brian Stanyer Memorial Trophy is scheduled for Sunday March 19, 2023.
The game will be played at Western Springs’ Seddon Fields grounds, kicking off at 2pm.
The friendly rivalry between the two Auckland clubs has helped keep alive memories of Mount Albert Ponsonby stalwart, the late Brian ‘Stan’ Stanyer.
After entering football at Eden FC in the 1970s, he fell in love with MAP when becoming a first-team player there in 1977.
And that’s where his passion remained until he died on October 13, 2016, aged 61.
Since then, MAP and Central United have played annually for the Brian Stanyer Memorial Trophy (see main photo), a chance for friends, family members and supporters of both clubs to remember ‘Stan’ and watch an entertaining game of football.
The 2022 match was cancelled due to COVID restrictions.
MAP are the current trophy holders, having won in 2020 and 2021.