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The Making of an All Black Television (Full Length) – 1969 Sport Documentary

The Making of an All Black

Television (Full Length) – 1969 Sport Documentary

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This NZBC documentary goes behind the scenes of the All Blacks, as the 1969 edition prepares to face the Welsh tourists. Match-day superstitions and training routines are analysed: Colin Meads relays his fitness regime (up farm hills), Sid Going discusses being a missionary, and there is much musing on all-things All Black from players, punters and even footballers’ wives. Exploration of player psychology plays it up the middle, and though the film neglects to ask how many Weetbix a player can eat, it was nominated for Best Documentary at the 1970 Feltex Awards.

Key Cast & Crew

Michael Scott-Smith

Director, Producer, Writer

Peter Williams

Sound

Charles Biggin

Camera

It’s not all beer and skittles.
– Fergie McCormick on the demands facing an amateur player