The poor weather conditions for the last home game against the Perth Glory has prompted Rob Morrison, Chairman of the Wellington Phoenix FC, to pay tribute to all those who showed up.
“The weather for the game against the Perth Glory on Sunday was atrocious and I and the rest of the club want to sincerely thank all those committed fans who turned up to support the team in the rain”
A vocal and at times very wet crowd of almost 3,898 braved the conditions and attended the match at a windswept Westpac Stadium.
“I for one am amazed that almost 4,000 fans showed up when it would have been much easier to stay at home and watch the game on Sky. It continues to impress me how passionate many of the Phoenix fans are and the extra mile they go to support their team”.
Morrison also wanted to extend the club-s sympathies to all those who were affected by the ballooning accident in Carterton the day before the game. There was a moment-s silence at the beginning of the match to mark the death of 11 people and Morrison says it was only appropriate that the club acknowledge the events of that day.
“The Phoenix as a club knows that many of our supporters have been directly affected by what happened in our region the day before and it was important that we recognised this before the game against Perth. Our thoughts are with the friends and family of those affected, and particularly those who have been a part of the football family in Wellington.”