Generous Wellington Phoenix members have ensured hundreds of young fans and their families, who otherwise couldn’t afford to attend matches, are able to cheer on the club’s men and women this season.
Members have so far contributed 104 matchday tickets, 18 family season passes, and 10 individual season memberships to the Football For All community programme.
Football For All, a joint venture between Wellington Phoenix and Capital Football, is aimed at recent refugee and low socioeconomic families and facilitates their involvement in local football – whether that be at clubs or schools, in futsal or refereeing and coaching. Participants also receive tickets to Wellington Phoenix matches.
More than 20 representatives of the local African community benefited from the generosity of our members at the men’s last home game at Sky Stadium.
“We have been blown away by our members’ kindness and their desire to help others since we introduced the Football For All contribution,” Phoenix general manager David Dome said.
“A number of you have asked what more you can do. You have all gone above and beyond and we simply can’t ask for any more from you.”
The Football For All programme has received numerous awards and is now in its third year serving the Wellington football community.
It wouldn’t be a reality if it wasn’t for its principal partner the Lloyd Morrison Trust, Capital Football, New Balance, New Zealand Police, and key community partners.