Tag Archives: Sport

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Football with a smile

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Waikato writer Jeff Neems is now a published author after Hurricane Press compiled a collection of his popular magazine column, Football Dad, and published them as an ebook.

Having enjoyed the humourous stories about a football-loving parent willing to go to great lengths to help develop the next generation of international players, Hurricane Press managing director Josh Easby asked Neems if he could make the work more widely available.

“Anyone who has tried to be a supportive parent for their kids’ sports activities will relate to Football Dad. It’s not just applicable to football – it could be about any sport, anywhere in the world.”

More details about Football Dad are here.


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We win national award

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One of our digital magazines has won a national award for being football’s Publication of the Year.

Hurricane Press publishes the quarterly digital magazine FANZ: The Football Magazine for Friends of Football as the group’s official publication.

A special issue of the magazine was chosen for the award by the NZ Football Media Association at a national awards dinner in Auckland.

Presenting the award to Hurricane Press managing director Josh Easby, NZFMA chair Simon Kay said the publication was a credit given the speed with which it was needed to be produced to celebrate the achievements of Auckland City FC at the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco.

The special issue was produced in less than a week and has been read by football fans all over the world.

For more about the publication – and to read a copy of it online for free – click here.


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Football Dad

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By Jeff Neems

Football Dads are everywhere … and not just in football. They’re the parent who volunteers to help with their kids’ sports team – or who are left with the job when other parents go missing. 
This well-crafted volume of amusing columns comes from a father who has spent many hours travelling to and from games, tirelessly helping his kids as they take up The Beautiful Game.
Through Football Dad you’ll meet the oddballs he meets on the sidelines and in the clubrooms. Many a parent will recognise these characters … and smile.
Football Dad’s collection of stories were originally published in the award-winning football magazine The Range, published by WaiBOP Football in New Zealand. They have also appeared in FANZ, the official magazine of Friends of Football.

About the author

Jeff Neems is a football-loving dad who lives in the Waikato, New Zealand, where he has worked as a journalist and communications manager.

Specifications
Author: Jeff Neems

ISBN: 978-0-9941359-1-9

ebook format

RRP US$0.99

 


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There’s Only One Arthur Bottom

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Hurricane Press has published more than 6,000 editions of an almost-daily ezine that is distributed by email to readers in more than 30 countries.

Called There’s Only One Arthur Bottom, the email newsletter provides news about the English professional football club, York City.

Hurricane Press director Josh Easby, who used to be a director of York City FC, began the newsletter in July 1997 and it now has the distinction of being the longest continuously published ezine for any professional football club.

“The wonderful thing about electronic publishing is that you can do it anywhere there’s an internet connection. I’ve produced copies of the newsletter from New Zealand, England, Australia and even Italy, briefly … ,” Easby says.

To sign up for the newsletter, and see how easily it works, click here.

For information on how we can help you publish a targeted email newsletter, contact Hurricane Press.


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FANZ: The Football Magazine

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Hurricane Press publishes a digital football magazine read by lovers of the game all around the world.

FANZ: The Football Magazine is published for the Friends of Football group as its official publication.

The quarterly magazine won the NZ Football Media Association’s Publication of the Year in 2015, and was judged runner-up in the same category in 2016.

The 2015 award was for a special issue produced in a matter of days to mark the achievements of Auckland City FC in finishing third at the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco.

Easby collects NZFMA award for Best Publication

Hurricane Press’ Josh Easby (left) receives the Publication of the Year award from Simon Kay.

Awards judge Simon Kay said: “The quality of the publication and the speed with which it was produced are a credit to Friends of Football and editor Josh Easby, and did a grand job of maintaining and building on the feel-good factor created by Auckland City’s giant-killing run.”

FANZ is usually between 44 and 52 pages but the ease of digital publishing means extra pages can be added easily and no extra cost of production.

An example of the award-winning publication can be read below.

To learn how we can help edit, design and publish your printed and digital publications, contact Hurricane Press.

 


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The Range

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Hurricane Press has provided editing and design services to help WaiBOP United publish its matchday magazine, The Range.

The magazine won the NZ Football Media Association’s Programme of the Year award in 2014.

The magazine is a 24-page full colour A5 printed publication that is also available in a digital format. An example of the publication can be read below.

To learn how we can help edit, design and publish your printed and digital publications, contact Hurricane Press.

 


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RED: The Official Magazine of Cambridge FC

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Hurricane Press edits and publishes the official magazine of Cambridge Football Club.

RED is a 16-page full-colour A5 printed publication but also has a 28-page digital edition for readers to download.

The magazine is a good example of what’s possible in the modern publishing environment with software and platforms enabling organisations and individuals to produce high quality publications.

The publication has won plaudits within football, winning the NZ Football Media Association’s Match Programme of the Year award in 2011 and being a finalist for the same award in 2012 and 2013.

In December 2015, Hurricane Press published a special 72-page edition of RED as a hardback book and also as a digital magazine which you can read online below.

For more information about how we can edit, manage and publish for you, contact Hurricane Press.

 

 


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You’re a Rugby Fan When …

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by Jack Sharp

You’re a rugby fan when . . . you want to cheer yourself up when the results aren’t going your way!

This neatly–packaged hardback finds more than 100 ways to remind you what’s great about being a rugby fan in a way that makes you smile.

About the author

Jack Sharp loves writing about sport and all things Kiwi with his tongue firmly in his cheek (or a double scoop of hokey pokey). His other books include New Zealand 50 Australia 0 and It’s a Real Kiwi Summer When …

Specifications
Author: Jack Sharp

ISBN: 978-0-9864522-9-1

Hardback, 96 pages

11cm x 11cm

RRP NZ$6.99

For trade sales inquiries, please contact Hurricane Press.


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New Zealand 50 Australia 0

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by Jack Sharp

Unashamedly the most biased sports book ever published in New Zealand!

Jack Sharp reminds us of the fifty biggest shellackings ever served to Australia by New Zealand’s greatest sports teams. Sports include rugby, league, football, netball, cricket, basketball, yachting, horse racing,hockey and a few surprises.

Neatly packaged as a hardback book, this is the perfect gift for your favourite Aussie.

About the author

Jack Sharp loves his sport and serving it up to Australians.

An ebook edition of this book is available from Amazon.

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Specifications
Author: Jack Sharp

ISBN: 978-0-9864522-4-6

Hardback, 96 pages

11cm x 11cm

RRP NZ$19.99

For trade sales inquiries, please contact Hurricane Press.


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New Zealand 50 Australia 0 (ebook Edition)

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by Jack Sharp

Unashamedly the most biased sports book ever published in New Zealand!

Jack Sharp reminds us of the fifty biggest shellackings ever served to Australia by New Zealand’s greatest sports teams. Sports include rugby, league, football, netball, cricket, basketball, yachting, horse racing,hockey and a few surprises.

About the author

Jack Sharp loves his sport and serving it up to Australians.

You can preview and buy the ebook at Amazon here:

Specifications
Author: Jack Sharp

ISBN: 978-0-9876636-8-9

ebook format

RRP NZ$2.99