Bonevacia ready to Roly with Phoenix

Roly Bonevacia has packed a lot into his 22 years. (Article courtesy of the Dominion Post)

Article courtesy of the Dominion Post.

Roly Bonevacia has packed a lot into his 22 years.

Married to Milou, the couple have a 13-month-old daughter, Ivy-Mae, while the new Wellington Phoenix recruit also has a decade of precious footballing education under his belt from Ajax.

The Amsterdam club prides itself on producing technical and flexible players, and Bonevacia fits the bill.

Predominantly a midfielder, Bonevacia is also comfortable at centre back and fullback but most importantly already feels at home in Wellington after yesterday's first training session. "It's a perfect place to live and to play," he replied when asked why he'd chosen the Phoenix over offers from the likes of Scottish Premier League club Kilmarnock.

"I came here to try something new to improve myself. Kilmarnock is a good club but ... for me it was a good choice to come and play here. I heard there's always a lot of wind but the Dutch people said that it's a good life, perfect, and the people are nice."

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