The Wellington Phoenix players aren’t just hoping for a record crowd at Sunday’s history-making women’s A-League game — they’ve taken their campaign to the streets.
The squad have been boosting their profile in the capital with autograph-signing sessions, promotional visits and even clambering onto public transport to urge Wellingtonians to get behind the ‘Shenix’.
Phoenix defender Kate Taylor says a five-figure record crowd would add to an already special occasion on Sunday.
“I don’t think people quite understand; that’s our aim and I think if we can do it, it would be a shock for people,” she told 1News.
1News cameras followed the Phoenix players around Wellington for this story:
1News story: ‘Shenix’ aiming for record crowd