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Lucky Rolleston Residents to Play Phoenix Curtain Raiser

Published: Tue 6 Dec 2011 11:59 AM
Lucky Rolleston Residents to Play Phoenix Curtain Raiser
Canterbury’s Possible Football Superstars
Rolleston’s Nathan McStay has today been labelled as the luckiest Phoenix football fan in the country after winning the chance to play against a star studded Phoenix team.
DB Export 33, recently renewed its sponsorship of the Wellington Phoenix and as part of the renewal offered football fans a ’money can’t buy’ competition. The chance to for one person and his or her 10 mates to play against a Phoenix invitational XI, at Westpac Stadium, as a curtain raiser at the Wellington Phoenix vs Perth Glory on the 10th December.
‘Possible’ football superstar Nathan McStay was picked as the winner of the competition from over 5,500 entries and now he and his team are going to wing their way to Wellington to play the Phoenix team.
Nathan has been a Phoenix fan since their inception has selected a combination of friends and workmates to play in his starting eleven. His team are as follows Paul Grey, Terry Ruri, Marise Strachan, Grant Strachan, Jason Hamilton, Tristan Horgan, Kylie Baxter, Gerwyn Flye, Paul Cunneen and Ani Amos.
Newly dubbed the ‘Nathan McStay XI’ (eleven) will play on the hallowed Westpac Stadium turf of the Phoenix from 3pm on the 10th December – directly before the Wellington Phoenix play the Perth Glory.
Export fan Nathan was over the moon to have won the prize, “This is fantastic, what a great prize. I have selected a very competitive team to travel to Wellington with me to take on the Phoenix Invitational eleven. To be honest I’m absolutely blown away as I’m a massive sports nut and love soccer and Rugby.
My mates are all now calling me a Mr fluky as this is the second online competition I have won, however this DB Export 33 prize is way better than the last one. How good is the prize! I’ve never seen the Phoenix play in person; in fact I’ve never seen a game of professional football in person so this is definitely going to be a something special.”
Nathan found about the Export 33 competition through a friend and enjoyed played the online game with his work colleagues.
DB Export Brand Manager Honor Dillon said that DB Export 33 is proud to be associated with the Phoenix.
“We are really pleased to be able to offer a one-in-a-lifetime experience like this to our consumers and DB Export 33 fans. As a sponsor of the team we are a incredibly proud of the team and feel that offering such a prize like this is invaluable for both the brand and the club. Nathan is a deserving winner and we are thrilled to be able to offer him this amazing prize.”
For more information on Export 33 and the sponsorship of the Wellington Phoenix visit www.export33.co.nz
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