The unique purple charity strip worn by Wellington Phoenix in the 2-0 win over Western United on Saturday night is to be reordered.
The charity strip, worn in support of Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, was extremely well received which was reflected in the initial shipment selling out in 15 minutes at the game on the night.
The club and its partners, Paladin and Football Central, have ordered a second shipment to satisfy the demand of fans who missed out on the night.
Wellington Phoenix General Manager said the club was thrilled with the response from fans.
‘’We wanted to make a statement with our Mental Health strip to symbolise how strongly we feel as a club about the issue.
‘’The brand colours of Mental Health Foundation are strong and bold which we used in the strip design to make a strong and bold statement.
‘’Feedback reflects that not only have the fans responded positively to the colour and design, but they have thoroughly bought into the reason for the shirt and want to show their support for mental health in New Zealand.
‘’We do stress that the shirts will be on pre-order only, so encourage fans to get online to make sure they don’t miss out this time.’’
In order to secure the shirt, fans must go to phoenixshop.co.nz and sign up and pay for a pre-order.
Fans have until 5pm on Friday 28 February, when the pre-order window will close. Expectations are for the second shipment to arrive by the end of April.
The club, official strip partner Paladin and official retail partner Football Central, will also donate $10 per shirt to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.
The shirts worn by the players on the night can be bid for on TradeMe, with all proceeds going to Mental Health New Zealand. Bid here.