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Wellington Phoenix Football Club, 2012

Wellington Phoenix Football Club, 2012

Members of the Phoenix team congratulate goal scorer Paul Ifill during a crucial game against Sydney in the A-League competition on 30 March 2012. By winning the game at Wellington's Westpac Stadium the Phoenix qualified for the next knock-out stage of the competition. Since the mid-1990s New Zealand teams have been part of trans-Tasman professional competitions in rugby union, football, rugby league, basketball and netball.

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Greg Ryan, 'Sport and society - Professional sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 February 2020)

Story by Greg Ryan, published 5 Sep 2013