Phoenix co-owner Gareth Morgan rapt with team performance in India
The Wellington Phoenix have been touring India for the last 5 days in a busy pre-season schedule. The Phoenix have
played two games so far with very good performances despite hot conditions, torrential downpours and on testing playing
Game one versus United Sikkim FC at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium saw the Nix get up 3 goals to nil. The score line
flattered the opposition with the Phoenix missing several scoring opportunities in the first half thanks to some solid
goal keeping by Korean goalkeeper Yoon Tae.
Game Two against Shillong saw virtually all of the club’s new apprentices make appearances and they equipped themselves
well. With only five of the Pros on the field at one stage it was a real baptism of fire for the young guns. The game
was won 5-2 with striker Jeremy Brockie scoring four times and apprentice Tom Biss once.
"The opportunity to do some pre-season touring in tough conditions is a just what the team (Wellington Phoenix) need
leading up to the beginning of the season" says Wellington Phoenix co-owner Gareth Morgan who is touring with the team
in India, “and to have all our apprentices participating like this is just fantastic for building the depth at the
"It's tough out there. The locals are very spirited and the pitch conditions here can only be described as pretty
The Wellington Phoenix have two more games to go. Games 3 and 4 will be in Shillong. Gareth Morgan is blogging most days
whilst over in India and Phoenix fans can stay up to date by visiting Gareth Morgan's blog (www.garethsworld.com) or
tune into his Facebook page.
Gareth Morgan is a New Zealand businessman, economist, investment manager, motor cycle adventurer, public commentator,
philanthropist and co-owner of the Wellington Phoenix.