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R.I.P KD
ABSCS – Member 7

It is with sadness to learn of Kevin passing away 9th August 2015, after his battle with cancer.
Kevin, ( KD ) was a founding member and instrumental in the formation of this club in 1999 contributing in a big way to its success over the years.

Establishing a connection with the Harlequin Inn in 2001 as a venue and subsequent HQ of the club to this day, along with the innovation and long hours in administration establishing our first website opening contact with other offshore All Black Supporters Clubs particularly South Africa ,and around the world which bought the club to a global stage .

Our heartfelt condolences to the Dittmer Family & Friends.

Andy Swears

Chairman
All Black Supporters Club Sydney INC

 

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“I’m originally from France and in 2005 I landed in Australia…for a few years. I did not know anyone there (Sydney), but my kiwi friend introduced me to K.D and Mick and a long-term friendship started from there. I stayed with Mick for a while (which I am forever grateful). His passion for the All Blacks was very contagious. I already loved this team but once you meet people from the All Black Supporters Club it’s even more contagious. People are really friendly and passionate and humane. For me, the All Blacks are a legend, and the fact that I could meet people from the club who have met the players and who follow every game was like getting closer to the spirit and the legend.
If u love the All Blacks, go to the Club, you will love the atmosphere :-).”
Claire, FR

Je suis Française et j’ai atterri en Australie en 2005 où je suis restée pendant quelques années. Je ne connaissais personne à Sydney, mais ma très bonne amie originaire de Nouvelle-Zélande m’a présenté K.D et Mick et ainsi est née une très grande amitié. Mick m’a hébergé pendant quelque temps et je lui en suis pour toujours extrêmement reconnaissante. Sa passion pour les All Blacks était très contagieuse! J’adorais déjà cette équipe mais une fois que l’on rencontre les personnes du Club, cela devient encore plus contagieux! Les gens sont très sympathiques, passionnés et humains. Pour moi, les All Blacks sont une légende et le fait de rencontrer des personnes du Club qui ont eu la chance de rencontrer les joueurs et qui suivent chaque match, c’était comme se rapprocher de l’esprit et de la légende All Blacks 🙂
Si vous adorez les ALL BLACKS, allez au Clubs des Supporters, vous allez adorez l’ambiance 🙂 !

Welcome to 2014 to All Blacks Supporters Club Sydney members and guests.

What a fantastic year 2013 was for NZ rugby. Great to see the Chiefs go back to back in winning the Super Rugby Title, even more awesome to see the Mighty All Blacks do the unthinkable and complete an entire year without a loss, it was a tough road with one of the greatest games of all time played in South Africa and the Irish almost stopping the All Blacks in our last game of the season. For me watching the Irish test it was a big ‘NO not again, last year the Poms got us, surely the Irish cannot’, an admirable performance from the Irish- and anyone watching that game surely had to have their head in their hands for bulk of it, only to be repaid for staying up late (with work that day) to see our men be triumphant- these truly are world class All Blacks. The depth of NZ rugby continues to impress and be the envy of every other playing nation, the Mana of the Black jersey still so prevalent- remember all of our lads could go overseas and make a fortune but they choose our team, which I reckon is choice.

Really looking forward to 2014, hoping that a kiwi franchise can again be the Super Rugby Champions (if they Chiefs do it they equal Crusaders record for consecutive titles), and already can’t wait for the international season- hoping our boys can once again dominate the world stage as they prepare to defend our world cup title in 2015- much media will say we are peaking too early, I say we are just getting started. Looking forward to seeing you all at both Super Rugby and All Blacks matches, until then all the best and may 2014 be awesome for you.