Wellington Athletic Rugby Football Club World Tour 1966

By Neven MacEwan

video

PledgeMe.Project

Sport,



NZ $4,300 pledged


9 people pledged


Closed


NZ $15,000 minimum target


28 28% Complete

Pledges will only be confirmed if the target is reached by: 07/10/2016 at 11:00 PM (NZDT)

Make a Pledge

About

Wellington Athletic Rugby Football Club World Tour 1966

Project 2016-08-22 13:36:58 +1200

Hi, I’m Neven MacEwan All Black 1956-62. My project is to publish a book recording what has been described "A Trip of a Life Time". The book takes you on an incredible journey around the world. It was the first and likely to be the only one in the history of New Zealand; indeed, global Rugby. 12 matches; 6 in England; 1 in Ireland; 1 in Hong Kong and 4 in Japan were played in 35 days. Read about how the tour came about. The challenges of organising the tour, and the achievements and contributions this team made to rugby.

 Our book has something for everyone. It’s humorous, chatty and challenging, and  highlighted by the recall of  players.

 It is hoped the book will inspire new generations of pioneers to dream their dreams and work hard to ensure their dreams come true.

 Vince Lombardi the great American Football (Gridiron) Coach, put it this way:- 

 “We will accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.”

Your support will ensure the book is published and our Target Amount covers, research, writing, graphic design and publishing costs for the book.

All donations both small and large gratefully received. For every $100 donated the supporter receives an autographed copy of the book and a Certificate of Purchase.

Together we can record for posterity an historic adventure which has remained untold until now.

 

The journey Athletic undertook lays claim to numerous world firsts; furthermore, it stands unequalled in touring folklore.

 

The book is being released on the 8th October 2016 to coincide with the first match of the tour in 1966 against Harlequins played at Twickenham, London. Athletic won 9-6.

 

Thank you for your generous support.

The Official Team Photograph

Back Row Tom Lister, Ken Helson, Daryl Barton, Trevor Snowden, Ed Jenkins.

Gary Watt, Barry Donovan, Graeme Hall-Watson, David Long, Brian Brown, Wes McDowell.

Alastair Blair, Ian McDonald, Glynn Long, Bob McCullough, Bruce Jeffries, Ian Burns, Terry McCashin

Mike Neale, Theo Weyden, Ray Bellamy-Larkin, Neven MacEwan, Earl Cross, Ray Dellabarca,

                                                 (Personnel Manager)     (Captain)            Manager)         Huia Hutton, Gary Catley. 

 

 

8th October 1966 The Team that played against Harlequins at Twickenham, London.

Theo Weyden(Touch Judge) Wes McDowell, Bruce Jefferies, Tom Lister, Daryl Barton, Trevor Snowden, Ed Jenkins, Bob McCullough, Terry McCashin, Brian Brown.

Seated. Huia Hutton, Barry Donovan, Neven MacEwan, Gary Catley, Ray Dellabarca, Graeme Hall-Watson.

The Team Visiting the Houses of Parliament London.

 

 


Comments

Updates 1

Wellington Athletic Rugby Football Club World Tour 1966

24/08/2016 at 1:59 PM

Hi, I’m Neven MacEwan All Black 1956-62. My project is to publish a book recording what has been described "A Trip of a Life Time". The book takes you on an incredible journey around the world. It was the first and likely to be the only one in the history of New Zealand; indeed, global Rugby. 12 matches; 6 in England; 1 in Ireland; 1 in Hong Kong and 4 in Japan were played in 35 days. Read about how the tour came about. The challenges of organising the tour, and the achievements and contributions this team made to rugby.

 Our book has something for everyone. It’s humorous, chatty and challenging, and  highlighted by the recall of players.

 It is hoped the book will inspire new generations of pioneers to dream their dreams and work hard to ensure their dreams come true.

 Vince Lombardi the great American Football (Gridiron) Coach, put it this way:- 

 “We will accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.”

Your support will ensure the book is published and our Target Amount covers, research, writing, graphic design and publishing costs for the book.

All donations both small and large gratefully received. For every $100 donated the supporter receives an autographed copy of the book and a Certificate of Purchase.

Together we can record for posterity an historic adventure which has remained untold until now.

 

The journey Athletic undertook lays claim to numerous world firsts; furthermore, it stands unequalled in touring folklore.

 

The book is being released on the 8th October 2016 to coincide with the first match of the tour in 1966 against Harlequins played at Twickenham, London. Athletic won 9-6.

Thank you for your generous support.

The Official Team Photograph

8th October 1966 The Team that played against Harlequins at Twickenham, London.

The Team Visiting the Houses of Parliament London.

    Pledgers 9

    Sean Chapman
    2016-09-29 09:31:45 +1300
    Simon J Wall
    2016-09-27 15:21:05 +1300
    Roger Twentyman
    2016-09-26 11:08:55 +1300
    Neven MacEwan
    2016-09-25 10:45:07 +1300
    Richard Dellabarca
    2016-09-23 11:10:13 +1200
    Gary Catley
    2016-09-12 17:57:24 +1200
    Terry McCashin
    2016-09-12 11:33:07 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-08-25 12:42:36 +1200
    Richard Henderson
    2016-08-25 12:13:33 +1200

    Followers

    Followers of Wellington Athletic Rugby Football Club World Tour 1966

    Wellington Athletic Rugby Football Club World Tour 1966

    Project 2016-08-22 13:36:58 +1200

    Hi, I’m Neven MacEwan All Black 1956-62. My project is to publish a book recording what has been described "A Trip of a Life Time". The book takes you on an incredible journey around the world. It was the first and likely to be the only one in the history of New Zealand; indeed, global Rugby. 12 matches; 6 in England; 1 in Ireland; 1 in Hong Kong and 4 in Japan were played in 35 days. Read about how the tour came about. The challenges of organising the tour, and the achievements and contributions this team made to rugby.

     Our book has something for everyone. It’s humorous, chatty and challenging, and  highlighted by the recall of  players.

     It is hoped the book will inspire new generations of pioneers to dream their dreams and work hard to ensure their dreams come true.

     Vince Lombardi the great American Football (Gridiron) Coach, put it this way:- 

     “We will accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.”

    Your support will ensure the book is published and our Target Amount covers, research, writing, graphic design and publishing costs for the book.

    All donations both small and large gratefully received. For every $100 donated the supporter receives an autographed copy of the book and a Certificate of Purchase.

    Together we can record for posterity an historic adventure which has remained untold until now.

     

    The journey Athletic undertook lays claim to numerous world firsts; furthermore, it stands unequalled in touring folklore.

     

    The book is being released on the 8th October 2016 to coincide with the first match of the tour in 1966 against Harlequins played at Twickenham, London. Athletic won 9-6.

     

    Thank you for your generous support.

    The Official Team Photograph

    Back Row Tom Lister, Ken Helson, Daryl Barton, Trevor Snowden, Ed Jenkins.

    Gary Watt, Barry Donovan, Graeme Hall-Watson, David Long, Brian Brown, Wes McDowell.

    Alastair Blair, Ian McDonald, Glynn Long, Bob McCullough, Bruce Jeffries, Ian Burns, Terry McCashin

    Mike Neale, Theo Weyden, Ray Bellamy-Larkin, Neven MacEwan, Earl Cross, Ray Dellabarca,

                                                     (Personnel Manager)     (Captain)            Manager)         Huia Hutton, Gary Catley. 

     

     

    8th October 1966 The Team that played against Harlequins at Twickenham, London.

    Theo Weyden(Touch Judge) Wes McDowell, Bruce Jefferies, Tom Lister, Daryl Barton, Trevor Snowden, Ed Jenkins, Bob McCullough, Terry McCashin, Brian Brown.

    Seated. Huia Hutton, Barry Donovan, Neven MacEwan, Gary Catley, Ray Dellabarca, Graeme Hall-Watson.

    The Team Visiting the Houses of Parliament London.

     

     


    Comments

    Wellington Athletic Rugby Football Club World Tour 1966

    24/08/2016 at 1:59 PM

    Hi, I’m Neven MacEwan All Black 1956-62. My project is to publish a book recording what has been described "A Trip of a Life Time". The book takes you on an incredible journey around the world. It was the first and likely to be the only one in the history of New Zealand; indeed, global Rugby. 12 matches; 6 in England; 1 in Ireland; 1 in Hong Kong and 4 in Japan were played in 35 days. Read about how the tour came about. The challenges of organising the tour, and the achievements and contributions this team made to rugby.

     Our book has something for everyone. It’s humorous, chatty and challenging, and  highlighted by the recall of players.

     It is hoped the book will inspire new generations of pioneers to dream their dreams and work hard to ensure their dreams come true.

     Vince Lombardi the great American Football (Gridiron) Coach, put it this way:- 

     “We will accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.”

    Your support will ensure the book is published and our Target Amount covers, research, writing, graphic design and publishing costs for the book.

    All donations both small and large gratefully received. For every $100 donated the supporter receives an autographed copy of the book and a Certificate of Purchase.

    Together we can record for posterity an historic adventure which has remained untold until now.

     

    The journey Athletic undertook lays claim to numerous world firsts; furthermore, it stands unequalled in touring folklore.

     

    The book is being released on the 8th October 2016 to coincide with the first match of the tour in 1966 against Harlequins played at Twickenham, London. Athletic won 9-6.

    Thank you for your generous support.

    The Official Team Photograph

    8th October 1966 The Team that played against Harlequins at Twickenham, London.

    The Team Visiting the Houses of Parliament London.

      Sean Chapman
      2016-09-29 09:31:45 +1300
      Simon J Wall
      2016-09-27 15:21:05 +1300
      Roger Twentyman
      2016-09-26 11:08:55 +1300
      Neven MacEwan
      2016-09-25 10:45:07 +1300
      Richard Dellabarca
      2016-09-23 11:10:13 +1200
      Gary Catley
      2016-09-12 17:57:24 +1200
      Terry McCashin
      2016-09-12 11:33:07 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-08-25 12:42:36 +1200
      Richard Henderson
      2016-08-25 12:13:33 +1200

      Followers of Wellington Athletic Rugby Football Club World Tour 1966

      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 07/10/2016 at 11:00 PM.