Phoenix make financial appeal

Manchester Phoenix have issued an appeal to their supporters to help with their financial situation.

The club have set up a Supporters Trust to raise funds in order to complete this season and get back home to Manchester next year.

After their departure from Altrincham, Phoenix have played their home games at Deeside Ice Rink – a move which has seriously impacted their attendances.

Club owner Neil Morris said: “We know that we need to get back to Manchester next season – the demand is high from our fans and sponsors alike.

“The relocation this season has hit us hard and I’m not hiding that fact. The new arena can happen – it will be great for the Phoenix and the Manchester economy, but we need help to make it to the end of this season at Deeside or we can’t make coming home to Manchester a reality.

“I am fighting for this club, we can do it, we’ve done it before. We are not ungrateful to Deeside. Without Flintshire Council stepping in to help there would have been no Phoenix at all this season – something we will never forget.

“Deeside people and their ice hockey team, the Deeside Dragons, are now in our Phoenix Family.”

The Phoenix Supporters Trust will offer multiple levels of rewards in return for investments, starting from just £20.

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