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New Zealand’s only professional football team, the Wellington Phoenix, are returning to Eden Park on Saturday 13 December 2014. Kick off is 5pm.
The Club are very excited about heading north for another year and giving you the chance to see Hyundai A-League professional football in your region.
It’s a great Football day out, with gates opening at 2pm and the ASB Premiership curtain raiser at 2.15pm, seeing the Phoenix take on WaiBOP United.
This year we’re also keen to offer your Club a great fundraising opportunity with our Friends of Phoenix Cash for Clubs ticket offer.
Your Club can earn $2 on every $18 Adult ticket sold and $1 on every $7 Child’s ticket sold using your Club’s unique code and the below link sent out to players.
Look out for the “Friends of Phoenix Club offer”. These prices are for tickets in bays 401-404 (North Stand) only and exclude Ticketmaster transaction fees. Cash will be given back for fundraising efforts over $100 (ie. 50 adult tickets sold).
Friends of Phoenix Club Offer for Ngaruawahia United AFC:
Your Club’s code is: NUAFCWPX
To make it even easier to get along, public transport is included (in Auckland only) with your game ticket, so grab the family and head along for a great summer’s afternoon of Football!
Overwhelming guilt and insurmountable peer pressure is keeping Ryan Kerr-Bell at Narra next season!
Aged just a meagre two Mars years old (which equates to 23 Earth ones) Ryan has disclosed his summer plans in which he will be hiding from the sun devil under a shady tree somewhere in Middle Earth.
Inspired in his footballing aspirations by Hair Bear and an avid follower of some obscure footballing team in England (Manchester United) he has revealed that his main reason for joining Narra was career advancement. Continue reading
Matty Williams, our attacking midfielder, will be gliding across the field for Narra again in 2015.
He is looking forward to increasing his tally of 186 first team games and adding to the 65 goals scored (at the rate of almost one goal for every three games played). He is currently the club’s highest goal-scorer; the nearest other being Nikolai Helwig with 55 goals.
Matt’s playing was cut short this past season through injury and he is using the summer layover to increase the strength in one of his knees (he’s not sure which one).
Steven Gerrard and Roy Keane are his idols, along with the Liverpool Club. Continue reading
Ben in his first senior match (in 2010) playing against Lynn Avon Premier Reserves. The result was 6-0 to Narra.
Being 24 years old, with eight seasons with Narra behind him and specializing at right back, senior player Ben Latham is enthusiastic about taking the field for his club again in 2015.
Last summer (2013-2014) Ben was a member of the WaiBoP National League team and got a few games under his bootlaces. This summer he had the opportunity to be a squad member of WaiBoP again but turned this down so he could work on establishing his own construction company, Latham Builders Ltd. In 2014 he also wore the Captain’s armband for Narra. Continue reading
Programme of the Year
Winner: WaiBOP United edited by Dwayne Barlow and Josh Easby
Highly Commended: Petone edited by Steve Minogue, Waitemata edited by Mark Reid
WaiBOP United have won this category in the first year of the team’s existence. Petone were last year’s winners. First awarded in 1980, Programme of the Year was won by Gisborne City for the first eight years (1980-87) and then Napier City Rovers for the next 11 (1988-1999, shared with Hutt Valley United in 1992). Napier also won in 2011 for the 12th time, extending the club’s record.
Judge: Simon Kay (Former Writer of the Year)
Judge’s comments: “The standard for this year was extremely high and narrowing all the entries down to a top three was extremely difficult. Ellerslie, Ngaruawahia, Cambridge and Napier City Rovers all submitted excellent programmes and only narrowly missed making the finalists. Continue reading