Masters Football Back In the Bay!
A Masters Football Tournament is coming back to Hawke’s Bay. And what better way to do it than under the banner of a Masters Legend. Central Football and the Hawke’s Bay Regional Sports Park are happy to present the Bruce Macdonald Memorial Masters Tournament on November 2nd 2019.
Bruce MacDonald passed away in January 2017. It was in the Masters side of football that Bruce made his most impact, as both a player and coach but mostly an administrator/manager. Over the years he served as the Chef De Mission for the NZ Senior International Football team taking the squad to the Masters World Cup Thailand in 2009 and 2010, where they were semi-finalists. Bruce also impacted on Futsal being a Coach/Manager of Masters and Youth Futsal teams as well as serving as the Coordinator for the NZ Masters Futsal Team.
Bruce was also the Director of the NZ Games (formerly Hawke’s Bay Masters Games) for 15 years. Outside of his many notable achievements Bruce will also always be remembered for his kindness collecting and sending kits and boots to displaced people in Nepal and poverty stricken areas in South Africa. In recognition of his enormous contributions Bruce was awarded the Goodwill Ambassadors Award at the 2000 Masters games in Thailand and in 2015 the William Bridge Award for Services to Masters Football.
The 2019 edition of the Bruce MacDonald Masters will take place at the HB Regional Sorts Park. The categories for the Inaugural tournament will be Over 35’s and Over 40’s Men as well as an Over 25’s competition for Women.
Registrations for the tournament are now open and close on the 27th September 2019.
For more information on the tournament please contact:
Sarah Kay - Sports Park Hawke’s Bay firstname.lastname@example.org
Shane McKenzie – Central Football HB Operations Manager email@example.com
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