«The Greek diamonds of New Zealand football”
Matt Chalikias is 24 years old, born in New Zealand, and he is a private employee. His parents are from the Ionian Islands. Anthony Neonakis turns 25 and he is a bank clerk. His parents are from Crete, his father and mother’s descent from Piraeus. He has a young daughter, 3 years. Both are competing in team “Olympic” of Wellington. The group, New Zealanders is officially called «the Greeks». Founded in the early ‘50s by Greek immigrants, it was able to winmultiple local championships including many important distinctions and titles. It is the only team in which a special right has been recognized by the State to maintain national characteristics.