Wellington Phoenix are pleased to announce the extension of its partnership with Huawei New Zealand who have been proudly on the chest of the Phoenix playing shirt since 2013.
The announcement coincides with the unveiling of the brand-new FFA Cup strip for the 2019/20 season by Wellington City Mayor, Justin Lester and Huawei New Zealand Managing Director, Yanek Fan in Wellington.
The partnership was Huawei’s first major football sponsorship globally and the strength of the relationship has continued to grow and helped take the Wellington Phoenix to the world with connections and matches across Asia.
Deputy Managing Director Huawei NZ, Andrew Bowater, said "We are excited to reaffirm our commitment to Wellington and New Zealand through this partnership and proud with how we have stood steadfastly together since 2013.
"We have both been through a lot, but we keep fighting alongside each other.
"Since launching the partnership we have achieved so much with matches against English Premier League teams, games in Beijing and annual tours to Hong Kong.
"Huawei has also delivered a world-class Smart Stadium wifi solution at Westpac Stadium to ensure the fans have been able to get online and share the action.
"There is so much excitement around the season ahead and with a strong core of young Kiwi’s coming through, we will do everything we can to help the Phoenix go further and faster than ever before."
Wellington Phoenix General Manager, David Dome, says "Huawei have been a staunch support of the Wellington Phoenix since they came on board in 2013 and are now the longest current front of shirt partner in the A-League.
"They are a wonderful contributor to business and the community in New Zealand in everything they do, and we are rightly proud to wear that brand on the front of our shirt.
"We stand shoulder to shoulder with Huawei, two great brands battling against the odds.
"Through Huawei’s sponsorship during the past six years, the Wellington Phoenix has been able to achieve great things.
"We hope this is indicative for the next year as we tackle new challenges, and we are proud to have Huawei’s support for another season," Dome said.
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says the ongoing support for the capital’s A-League side is fantastic news for the city.
"The Phoenix are a major part of the sporting landscape in Wellington and are great ambassadors for both the city and New Zealand," he said.
"The Academy programme is producing high-quality players and you only need to look at the success of Sarpreet Singh to see the doors the Phoenix can open.
"Congratulations to both the Phoenix and Huawei for a successful partnership which brings so much to Wellington.
"And thank you to Huawei for their contribution to the success story."