Olympic’s Joel Stevens wins Steve Sumner Trophy for Grand Final performance

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Three-cap All White Joel Stevens has won the prized Steve Sumner Trophy for his Player of the Match performance in the Grand Final of the Men’s National League.

Stevens (28) provided the assist for teammate Kailan Gould’s goal in the side’s 2-0 win against Auckland City.

At the presentation at Auckland’s Go Media Stadium Mt Smart, Stevens was presented with the the trophy by Beckett Sumner (9), grandson of the late Sumner, attending the game with his father, Carl Sumner.

Main photo: Joel Stevens collects the Steve Sumner Trophy from Beckett Sumner.

Presented since 2018, the trophy ensures the football community continues to honour the memory of Sumner, who led New Zealand to the FIFA World Cup in 1982, won the national league five times (and a record six Chatham Cups).

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Wellington Olympic’s Joel Stevens gets his pass away despite the efforts of Auckland City’s Gerard Garriga. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.


Game played on Sunday November 26, 2023

Men’s National League Grand Final

Wellington Olympic 2 (Kailan Gould 58′, Jack-Henry Sinclair 90+5′)
Auckland City 0

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