The Hyundai A-League’s Female Football Round coincides with New Zealand’s 125 Years of Suffrage – 28th November 1893 was the first national election where women could vote.
Working with the National Council of Women, Wellington Phoenix Huawei Business Club offered a female targeted business networking lunch event and were honoured to feature Anika Moa as host along with key speakers; Hilary Barry, Kerry Prendergast, Kristy Hill and Stacey Morrison.
These influential New Zealand women spoke to a full house at Mac’s Brewery in Wellington in celebration of Female Football Round as they discussed their experiences and hopes of equality in all walks of life and in sport.
Wellington Phoenix General Manager, David Dome spoke about the success and future of the event.
"The lunch was a massive success and a thoroughly entertaining afternoon that we hope to replicate on a yearly basis.
"Having these influential women in one room is truly inspiring and it provides support to what we are hoping to achieve in promoting equality in our society and in sport.
"Kerry Prendergast is a key member on our Wellington Phoenix board and is a big factor in the direction of the club.
"To begin this partnership with National Council of Women is a momentous occasion in our history and will help toward our dream of having a Women’s Westfield W-League team.
"Kristy Hill is playing a big part in aiding us in that department which will be massive for Women’s football in New Zealand."
Greta Parker, Marketing and Communications Manager at NCWNZ is excited by the future of the partnership after the success of the lunch.
"This relationship with Wellington Phoenix is one we hope to continue for a very long time as we share the same ideals of equality and aims to spread that message in sport and society here in New Zealand.
"Key figures in our society like Hilary Barry are constantly reminding people about what can be done to achieve equality and this event celebrates those individuals of all genders, in achieving a truly equal world."
For all the images from the Lunch click here.
Wellington Phoenix, in association with the National Council of Women of New Zealand is making complimentary tickets available to the first 1,000 women and girls at Westpac Stadium this Saturday, 7.35 pm.
So get your mum, sister, wife, girlfriend, partner, daughter, aunty or cousin together, head down to Westpac Stadium and look out for our Female Football Round ticket stand to get your free ticket and be part of Wellington Phoenix history. See terms and conditions here.