Paladin to keep kitting out the Nix

The Wellington Phoenix are delighted to announce Paladin Sports New Zealand is continuing as the club’s official strip partner.

The Phoenix and Paladin have agreed to a multi-year deal for the Kiwi company to be the kit provider for the men’s and women’s A-League sides, as well as the club’s burgeoning academy.

Paladin have provided the Nix with custom-designed quality bespoke team wear for the past three seasons.

“We are very excited to be back on board with Paladin Sports,” Phoenix men’s goalkeeper Oli Sail said.

“They support us both on and off the field with high quality sportswear.”

Women’s captain Lily Alfeld says the team loved wearing Paladin’s clothing during their inaugural season.

“All of the players commented on how amazing the kit is and everyone looked forward to wearing the strip on game day,” Alfeld said.

“All of their gear is all super comfortable so I’m really excited to know Paladin will still be kitting us out this season.”

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – JULY 22: L to R, Oliver Sail, Goalkeeping Coach Jonathan Gould and Coach Ufuk Talay take the field during a Wellington Phoenix A-League media opportunity at Martin Luckie Park on July 22, 2022 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

General manager David Dome is thrilled the club has been able to reach a new deal with Paladin Sports.

“Paladin have been great partners during what has been a difficult three seasons for the club,” Dome said.

“Ed and his team support our ideas and objectives by producing international quality gear, which our players, management, and fans love.

“With a new A-League women’s squad and an ever-growing academy in addition to our men’s first team we’ve asked a lot of Paladin and they’ve delivered.

“We’re very excited about our new kit for the 2022/23 A-Leagues and we can’t wait to unveil it next month.”

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 03: The Phoenix team prepare to play during the round one A-League Women match between Wellington Phoenix and Western Sydney Wanderers at WIN Stadium, on December 03, 2021, in Wollongong, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Ed Harman, CEO of Paladin Sports New Zealand, is excited about the continuation of their partnership with the Wellington Phoenix.

“We are very proud the way the club has represented New Zealand over a tough three seasons, including being based in Australia,” Harman said

“At Paladin, grassroots sport is our core business, and the work the Wellington Phoenix have been doing to develop football in New Zealand, with the A-League women’s side and the ever-growing academy programme, is very impressive and something we are also proud to be a part of.

“The new kit and the new Wellington Phoenix FC Kit Hub for the upcoming season are looking great, and something we believe fans are going to enjoy wearing and love using.

“We are all looking forward to a normal season being based at home, and for our stadiums to be full of atmosphere!”

The Wellington Phoenix FC Kit Hub is now live for all your Phoenix merchandise.