With the creation of the Harvey Norman Community Warriors the club’s community involvement and focus can move to a new level including the introduction of new initiatives which will engage both Harvey Norman and the Vodafone Warriors with the community.
As a club we pride ourselves in the way we connect with our community and we know Harvey Norman shares the same desire to make a difference to people’s lives throughout New Zealand.
This year will see the Harvey Norman Community Warriors on the road five times with visits to Whangarei and Nelson for our recent NRL trials already completed as well as regular season NRL games to come against Canterbury-Bankstown in Wellington (April 16), Penrith in Christchurch (May 14) and Canberra in New Plymouth (May 21).
New programmes featuring in the Harvey Norman Community Warriors’ portfolio is the creation of a community classroom in the West Stand at Mount Smart Stadium, providing a unique learning environment for primary and intermediate school children.
In the Harvey Norman Community Warriors classroom, we will run our club values programme, which will teach pupils how to use the Vodafone Warriors’ values in their lives, as well as a school holiday programme during the April, July and September school holidays. During these visits our new wellbeing programme, Everyday Athlete sponsored by ACC, will be delivered to primary and intermediate schools in those regions.
The League in Libraries literacy programme supported by Konica Minolta will again be run with entry forms for the competition available.
The activity doesn’t stop on the weekends with the Harvey Norman Little Warriors Zone a key feature at every home game day at Mount Smart Stadium with activities including face painting, a photo booth, Harvey Norman autograph cards signed by non-playing players and our passing wall. There is also the Harvey Norman Community Bay in the West Stand providing an opportunity for community groups to attend and experience a Vodafone Warriors home game.