NZSSF extend their sincere sympathy to the family and friends of the late Gary Sowden who passed away in early August. Gary will be warmly remembered as a close friend of past and present Executive members, as an inspirational coach by hundreds of female football players and as an extremely generous supporter of NZSSFG touring representative teams.
Gary coached a very successful Westlake Girls' Team in the mid 1990's that included his daughter Rebecca. He took great pride in Rebecca's subsequent Football Fern selection and academic success in USA. He concurrently coached Forest Hill's womens football team and (later) Glenfield, Avondale and Auckland u17 teams. Through his apparel company he raised tens of thousands of dollars for NZSS representative teams with tournament hoodies and t-shirts. The fact that these garments are still seen throughout New Zealand is a credit to the quality of his product and pride in his designs.
Gary was a quiet, modest gentleman with an ideal demeanour and passion for the girls' code. It is entirely appropriate that the annual Gary Sowden Tournament recognises someone who has made such a significant and positive contribution in his lifetime.
2014 Tournament Venues
The following tournament venues have been confirmed for this year
Lotto Premier Tournament - Napier
Jim Wishart Tournament - Whangarei
Malcolm Cowie Tournament - Papakura
Rex Dawkins Tournament - Inglewood, Taranaki
Trident Tournament - Nelson
Linwood Tournament - Timaru
Lotto Premier Tournament - Taupo
Kathy Seaward Tournament - Papamoa
Maurice Hulme Tournament - Rotorua
Grant Jarvis Tournament - Wellington
Gary Sowden Tournament - Christchurch
Lotto Sportswear Tournament - Dunedin
For further details including names of parks please click on the 2014 Tournaments link at the top of this page
The office hours are Monday to Thursday between 8.30am and 4.30pm.
The office is closed on Fridays.
The office phone number is 07 577 0266
The postal address is
P O Box 15 297
Details of NZSS Football 2014 AGM's
NZSS Girls Football AGM
7.30pm on Wednesday 3 September 2014
Taupo AFC clubrooms
Excutive Nomination Form
NZSS Boys Football AGM
5.00pm on Thursday 4 September 2014
Napier City Rovers AFC clubrooms
Executive Nomination Form
All very welcome to attend
Leigh Perry | National Administrator | NZSS Football
Phone: (07) 577 0266 or (021) 641967 | www.nzssfootball.co.nz