Young footballers in the Wellington region can now claim their free Wellington Phoenix membership.
The club’s groundbreaking junior membership initiative, Macca’s Junior Nix, has gone live in Te-Whanganui-a-Tara.
Thanks to McDonald’s, all under-16 footballers who are registered to a Capital Football club can claim a free season membership to all Phoenix home matches, men and women.
The Nix will play 24 games in Aotearoa during the 2023-24 A-Leagues, with 21 scheduled to be in Wellington, starting with the women’s opening game against Melbourne City at Sky Stadium this Sunday (October 15).
Phoenix general manager David Dome has hailed the Macca’s Junior Nix membership initiative.
“I know the ever-increasing cost of living is making it harder and harder to get to live sport, but I hope Macca’s Junior Nix removes one of the barriers so we can keep inspiring the next generation,” Dome said.
“There will be more professional football in Wellington this season than ever before and we want our tamariki to be able to experience it.
“We’re fortunate to have McDonald’s onboard to support our junior membership initiative and a big thank you also to Todd Bryant and the team at Capital Football for making Macca’s Junior Nix a reality in the Wellington region.”
Parents of under-16 footballers registered to a Capital Football club will receive an email how to claim their free membership.
The Wellington Phoenix plan to work with other federations to ensure other young footballers in Aotearoa get the chance to sign up to Macca’s Junior Nix.