UPDATE - Thank you for your recent donation request informing us of your upcoming fundraising event. We do recognise the importance of this program and the work you are seeking to do.
We agree that this is a very good cause, but unfortunately we will not be able to help this year because we have already exhausted our annual charitable giving budget. With the downturn in the economy, our club has had to rationalise our corporate giving.
We wish you great success in all your fundraising efforts.
Wellington Phoenix receive many requests for donations, player appearances or assistance each year from a wide variety of organisations and causes, schools and community groups. Whilst we endeavour to provide support where we can, it is not possible to fulfil every request because of the level of demand.
In order to be eligible for a donation or player appearance, a Donation or Player Appearance Request form needs to be completed and submitted to the Wellington Phoenix (please see link to forms at the bottom of this page).
Please note the following in regards to donation and player appearance requests:
- Requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, with priority given to requests that align with the causes supported by the Wellington Phoenix and requests from members and corporate partners.
- Receipt by the Wellington Phoenix of this request does not guarantee that the request will be granted.
- We will confirm receipt of any request and subsequently inform all applicants of the outcome of such request.
- Requests for monetary donations or sponsorships will not be considered.
- Personal requests for birthdays, weddings or anniversaries will not be considered.
- Player appearance requests must indicate the role to be undertaken by the player(s).
- Players will not participate in any activity where there is a risk of injury. If you are requesting players to participate in a coaching role, please be prepared to have a qualified coach to prepare and run the session.
- Requests must be made at least four (4) weeks in advance of the event.
- Appearances are scheduled for one (1) hour. Any extension of this will be considered at the time of the request, where appropriate.
Please note the following in relation to player appearances:
- Player availability is limited during the playing season.
- Players are not available on match day.
- Players are generally not available the day before or after a match.
- Players are entitled to one day off per week as well as four weeks annual leave.
- Once an appearance has been confirmed, it is possible that due to unforeseen circumstances, including amended playing and training schedules, an appearance might have to be cancelled with regret. Although a rare occurrence, we need to bring this to your attention.
To complete a Wellington Phoenix Donation Request Form or Wellington Phoenix Player Appearance Request Form, please click below.