29 Apr 2010

Second consecutive profit for NZ Football

4:02 pm on 29 April 2010

New Zealand Football's recent on field success has been matched by a strong financial performance off it.

The sport's national body's announced a $1.35 million surplus for 2009.

The surplus, the second in succession after four previous years of deficits, represents an increase of almost $1 million from 2008's $361,000.

Chairman Frank van Hattum says a record crowd in Wellington for the final leg of the World Cup playoff against Bahrain, a favourable exchange rate when converting prize money from the Confederations Cup and a focus on organisational efficiency all contributed to the result.

He says the organisation has now emerged from its dire financial problems of two years ago.