The Capital Football XI to play the Wellington Phoenix on Saturday 2nd September has been named. The two sides meet at Kapiti’s Weka Park with kick off at 2pm.
Coached by Declan Edge, who led Western Suburbs to the Central League title this season, the side features a mix of up-and-coming and established talent.
Among those in the latter category, Paul Ifill, who coached this side in 2015, returns to face the team he made 106 appearances for.
Last season, the Phoenix started the corresponding fixture with a full-strength side, taking the opportunity to show off their new signings in a 3-0 win. With plenty of new recruits in black and yellow this year, it could another good opportunity for them to stretch their legs.
CAPITAL FOOTBALL XI TO PLAY THE WELLINGTON PHOENIX
2pm, Saturday 2nd September 2017
Weka Park, Kapiti
James McPeake GK (Stop Out)
Reed Collingwood GK (Western Suburbs)
Justin Gulley (Stop Out)
James Marsh (Lower Hutt)
Taylor Schrijvers (Lower Hutt)
Jacob Massuers (Olympic)
Blake Weston (Olympic)
Alex Palezevic (Olympic)
Chas Lawrence (Olympic)
Taylor Hall-Jones (Wairarapa)
Sam Mason-Smith (Wairarapa)
Paul Ifill (Wairarapa)
Callum McCowatt (Western Suburbs)
Owen Parker-Price (Western Suburbs)
Nando Pijnaker (Western Suburbs)
Xavier Green (Western Suburbs)
Dalton Wilkins (Western Suburbs)
Elijah Just (Western Suburbs)
Coach: Declan Edge (Western Suburbs)
Assistant: Phil Kienzley (Wairarapa)