Surf Life Saving New Zealand is proud to announce it has been confirmed as the official charity partner to the Wellington Phoenix Football Club.
This two-year partnership with New Zealand-s only Hyundai A-League football team will see a number of exciting initiatives designed to mutually drive key safety messages through this arrangement between two organisations with strong links to summer.
Surf Life Saving New Zealand CEO Paul Dalton says this is an exciting step for Surf Life Saving. “We-re delighting to be working in partnership with a team who has similar values when it comes to connecting with the community. We look forward to building an ongoing relationship with the Phoenix and their strong fan base,” he says.
Wellington Phoenix General Manager David Dome is thrilled to see two passionate community organisations join together through their busiest times of the year.
“We think this partnership is an exciting way to bring two passionate supporter bases together. Professional football is a summer game and we know that many of our crowd will be spending their times on beaches around the country between Wellington Phoenix games. The role that Surf Life Saving New Zealand plays in Kiwi-s lives is important and we see their message as key. We are proud to be able to assist them with their safety messages”.
The winter season is a time for planning and preparation for our athletes and the 1000-s of volunteer surf lifeguards that keep us safe on the beach. . The partnership will kick off in mid-June when the organizations will team up for the first time for SLSNZ-s Winter Appeal and we get ready for a great summer.