31 Aug 2016

Sumner humbled at stand naming

4:04 pm on 31 August 2016

The former All Whites captain Steve Sumner says he's humbled to have a stand at English Park football ground in Chrischurch named in his honour.

'The Steve Sumner Stand' was officially named at the weekend.

"It was humbling and a privilege rolled into one to be the centre of attention and my family all told me how proud they were," said Sumner.

Former All Whites captain Steve Sumner

Former All Whites captain Steve Sumner Photo: Photosport

The England-born Sumner, captained the All Whites at the 1982 World Cup and played 105 times for New Zealand between 1976 and 1988.

As an 18 year old Sumner was a member of the Canterbury side which drew against Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers at the ground.

Sumner, 61, is currently battling advanced prostate cancer.