Sinopec has joined the Wellington Phoenix’ in helping the Club build their pre-season as they move into season 2015-16.
Sinopec, ranked by Fortune Global 500s as the world’s third largest company, will help resource a crucial part of the Phoenix’ season – its four month build up to the start of season 2015/16.
The Phoenix’ pre-season this year includes a two team, two game trip to Fiji, games against A-League opposition in New South Wales as well as a number of domestic fixtures.
Wellington Phoenix General Manager David Dome said that Sinopec’s financial contribution would be crucial in helping the Club prepare before the A-League kicks off in October.
“Pre-season is an absolutely crucial window in our season.
“We have been considering what we could afford in this window given our resources and there was a possibility that we may not have been able to afford the plan Ernie wanted.
“We are incredibly fortunate that Sinopec has come on board to enable us to put together a solid programme that will give the team a pre-season that we can use to springboard into season 2015-16.
“We are very grateful that Sinopec has joined us to enable us to fund the pre-season programme.
“Sinopec is one of the world’s biggest companies – added to our already impressive partner list and we arguably have the best suite of corporate partners of any A-League club!
“We warmly welcome Sinopec to the Phoenix family and hope that we can build an ongoing relationship with them.”
Tim Qui, CEO of MTS NZ who distribute Sinopec in New Zealand, said partnering with the Phoenix is an important step for the world’s second largest energy company in New Zealand.
“While we are one of the biggest companies in the world, we are a well-kept secret in New Zealand.
“We see partnering with the Phoenix as the start of a process to raise the profile of our brand in this country and the Phoenix and football is a great partnership to help get this underway.
“We look forward to helping the Phoenix prepare in the off season in what we hope will be their best ever season in the A-League”