Torrential rain and flooding in Auckland have forced the postponement of Friends of Football’s annual golf day, planned for Thursday (May 11).
The Toyo Tires-sponsored tournament will be rescheduled for Thursday June 1, 2023, at Huapai Golf Club beside Auckland’s Coatesville-Riverhead highway.
Auckland declared a local state of emergency on Tuesday as torrential rain caused widespread flooding, and a MetService meteorologist warned the most intense rainfall was yet to come.
Organiser Andrew Dewhurst said teams had been contacted by email with details of the postponement.
“We will advise if this opens up new opportunities to enter a team and join us for a fantastic day on the golf course in our major annual fundraiser. But for now, golfers, stand down this Thursday; stay safe, everyone!”
About our golf day
The 2023 annual golf day will be the eighth time Friends of Football has held the event to raise money for its Helping Hands Fund.
The Helping Hands Fund supports innovative football-related projects that benefit the sport in New Zealand.
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Remembering Bill MacGowan
Our trophy for the winning team is named after the late Bill MacGowan, one of New Zealand sport’s best administrators, who died in 2018.
With the help of Bill’s wife, Trish, we introduced the trophy in his name for our 2019 golf day.
We’re proud to celebrate the memory of Bill MacGowan again this year.
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