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NZFMA award finalists announced

The finalists for the New Zealand Football Media Association awards have been determined and they include our match day magazine, The Range, which is one of three entries nominated as finalists in the Programme of the Year category.

WaiBOP United Communications Manager, Dwayne Barlow, is pleased with this recognition of a quality product. “One of the things we set out to do when producing The Range was to have it at such a level that it was a strong contender for this award, so in that sense it’s mission accomplished,” said Barlow on hearing the news. “We had a great group of contributors who provided quality copy and images and it was superbly pulled together by editor Josh Easby. And we were lucky to have sponsors, Print House, who handled all the printing and finishing. Their expertise ensured we ended up with a top notch publication.”

The winners will be announced at the Friends of Football’s Celebration of Excellence dinner at Auckland Grammar on Thursday, November 6.

The function, organised in conjunction with New Zealand Football and the NZFMA, will also feature new All Whites coach Anthony Hudson and NZF chief executive Andy Martin among the speakers. One of the greatest All Whites in New Zealand’s football history will also be honoured during the evening.

The NZFMA finalists are:

Programme of the Year
WaiBOP United

Publication of the Year
100 Years of Western Association Football Club Soccer by the Silverstream – 100 Years of Soccer on the Taieri Roslyn Wakari Association Football History 1888-2013

Writer of the Year
Michael Burgess (Herald on Sunday)
Steven Holloway (Herald Online)
Sam Worthington (Fairfax Media)

Photographer of the Year
Andrew Cornaga (Photosport)
Phillip Rollo (Waimea Weekly)
Shane Wenzlick (Phototek)

Audio Broadcaster of the Year
Jason Pine (The Radio Network)
Yellow Fever – In The Zone

Television Broadcaster of the Year
Andrew Gourdie (TV3)
Gordon Glen Watson (Glenstrae Media)

Friends of Football is a not-for-profit organisation with the goal of facilitating football related events, celebrations and fundraising for worthy football causes. Tickets for the November 6 dinner are $90 and can be ordered by emailing FoF’s Brian Turner (brian-turner@xtra.co.nz) or Barbara Cox (b_cox@xtra.co.nz).

For further information about the New Zealand Football Media Association awards, awards convenor Simon Kay can be contacted by email at simonkay@xtra.co.nz

From: New Zealand Football Media Association, October 22, 2014.

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