Meaning of after-match function in English:

after-match function


mainly Australian, mainly New Zealand
  • A social gathering of players and others following a sports match.

    ‘he admitted at the after-match function that he hadn't grounded the ball’
    • ‘Tension on the field is usually resolved over drinks at the after-match function.’
    • ‘Few of the predominantly Maori clubs have their own club facilities for after-match functions.’
    • ‘The English Rugby Union president summed up the mood in the camp at the after-match function.’
    • ‘After-match functions and club nights provided the ideal introduction to alcohol in a family setting with strict rules to obey.’
    • ‘The after-match function was a sight to behold - the interaction, mateship and team spirit between players from such different backgrounds typified the international bond and spirit that comes from playing rugby.’
    • ‘In the after-match function, he impressed supporters when he took the microphone.’
    • ‘Players rightly tucked into the free food and drink with abandon at the after-match function.’
    • ‘We're driving to the graveside while the rest of the masses indulge in canapés at the after-match function.’
    • ‘They lost to the Lions on Tuesday night before attending the after-match function.’
    • ‘The after-match function will be at a student bar on Hamilton's main drag.’