Mission accomplished! #SavedTheNix | MUNDIAL MORNINGS

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FRIDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2016

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After a long four month nervous wait, the Football Federation of Australia has granted the Wellington Pheonix a 10 year extension of their A-League license.

 

Social media blew up late in October 2015, when the FFA announced they would not be extending Wellington’s license.

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It was an announcement that triggered a negative reaction from fans, but the Nix faithful knew what needed to be done to fix the issue.

The #SaveTheNix campaign created a wave of interest on social media, and was a driving message from fans on match day’s.

As publicity grew, so did the interest from international media outlets. One in particular was Copa90- a media publication dedicated to football and most importantly the fans. They ran a 10 minute story on Youtube which gained more than 50 thousand hits. It was a driving force in the Nix’s fight for survival, reeling in global attention. 

 

The growing support from the Australian footballing community saw a growing number of fans at Nix games.

Eventually, they convinced the FFA that they are A-League fit and deserve their license.

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FAN CAM- Fan protest pays off after #SAVETHENIX campaign 

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“The agreement with the Welnix Group for an extension of the Wellington Phoenix licence offers long-term security for the club as well as a critical lift in value for the Hyundai A League,” FFA CEO David Gallop said.

Fans will forever remember this day as the day they #SavedTheNix

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Collected by Ari Charilaou (He’s also on twitter here)

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Ari Charilaou