A-League: Wellington Phoenix defender Louis Fenton gives back to struggling businesses

Wellington Phoenix defender Louis Fenton is playing his part to help struggling businesses during COVID-19 Alert Level 2. 

Fenton owns a barbershop and will donate $5 from every haircut paid for in May to a struggling business in the capital.

He says it's his chance to give back to a community that's been so good to him. 

"We've been lucky enough to have people support us through COVID-19, we just thought we are in a position to give back," Fenton has told Newshub.

"Everyone's supportive and spreading it around, we've got pretty loyal customers and we've had a crazy response to bookings over the next couple of weeks. 

"Clients are going to recommend businesses they think deserve them, then put up a survey-poll thing and whatever business gets the most votes, we can go with them." 

Fenton's been out injured with a dislocated shoulder since November, but expects to be fully fit when the A-League season resumes in August.

With seven games to play, the Phoenix are third on the points table, just four points behind second-placed Melbourne City with three games in hand.