Bruce Macdonald Memorial Masters 2024

Dates: 9th/10th November

Venue: Park Island, Napier​​​​​​​

Grades: Over 35 Men / Over 45 Men / Over 25 Women

Registrations: OPEN 

Cost: $400 Per Team 

Squad Sizes: 18 Players Per Team Total (not per day)



Bruce Macdonald passed away in January 2017. West Ham born Bruce coached and contributed to football in England and America before immigrating to New Zealand where he coached at a high level in Christchurch, Dunedin and Palmerston North. Bruce settled in Hawke’s Bay in the early 90’s where he lived until shortly before his passing. But 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.