Friends of Football members and their guests were treated to a special briefing at Auckland’s Eden Park before the Wellington Phoenix kicked off in their A-League fixture against Western Sydney Wanderers.
All Whites head coach Danny Hay and assistant Darren Bazeley brought members and guests up to speed with their plans to prepare for June’s FIFA World Cup play-off against Costa Rica in a 20-minute question/answer session hosted by broadcaster and MC Andrew Dewhurst.
The session provided added interest to a day in which Friends of Football enjoyed the comfort of a hospitality suite with food, access to a bar and the company of like-minded football fans.
Even better, they enjoyed the Phoenix win which pushed the team up the A-League table and into the play-off spots.
Friends of Football have booked hospitality suites for every Phoenix game at Eden Park but yesterday’s was their largest yet, booking the Centenary Lounge which caters for up to 100.
Main photo: From left, Darren Bazeley, Danny Hay and Andrew Dewhurst.
Youngsters meet Hay and Bazeley
Among those to meet Hay and Bazeley at the game were three excited youngsters, all of whom play for Takapuna.
The Bates boys (from left), twins Alexander and Harrison, with younger brother Nathaniel, met the All Whites coaches while at the game with Takapuna junior committee member Vanessa Bates and husband Andrew.
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