Welcome to the Wellington Phoenix’s 10th season in the Hyundai A-League!
I am excited about what lies ahead as things start to fall into place in preparation for the 2016-17 Hyundai A-League season.
The signing of attacking stars Kosta Barbarouses and Gui Finkler, and our commitment to attacking football should really give fans everywhere something to look forward to. There will be more signings before the season kicks off and I am also looking forward to introducing more and more of our talented youngsters to our supporters.
This time there is no uncertainty surrounding the future of the club with a 10-year license in place and a thorough, well-planned pre-season programme.
Just as important to all those things are our supporters who can play a major role in the team winning matches.
Even though the fans were disappointed with where we finished in last season’s competition, they never stopped cheering the players on even when we were struggling.
This season we are determined to give you something to shout about, so get in early and sign up for a season ticket and membership and I look forward to seeing you throughout the season.
Ernie Merrick, Head Coach
We are Wellington, We are New Zealand, We are Phoenix.