Phoenix draw Peninsula Power in Australia Cup

The Wellington Phoenix will travel to Queensland next month to start their 2023 Australia Cup campaign.

The Phoenix have drawn Redcliffe club Peninsula Power FC in the round of 32.

Peninsula Power sit eighth in National Premier Leagues Queensland this year, but had a memorable run to the quarter-finals of last year’s Cup, before losing 1-0 to beaten finalists Sydney United 58.

It is their fourth appearance in the round of 32.

The Nix are endeavouring to reach the quarter-finals of the Cup for the third straight season, having been eliminated by eventual champions Macarthur FC last year.

The date for the match has yet to be confirmed, but it will be played on one of five FIFA Women’s World Cup rest days between Friday, August 4 and Monday, August 14.