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[Community] Out and about in Hamilton

Savannah Tafau-Levy | Image: www.photosport.nz

Community School 1A

The Vodafone Warriors will be out and about in the Hamilton area ahead of their 11th-round NRL clash against the St George Illawarra Dragons at FMG Stadium Waikato on Friday night (8.00pm kick-off).

Over the next two days, they have a packed schedule of school visits and a full squad signing session.  

Leading the community charge will be veteran Vodafone Warrior Manu Vatuvei and team-mate Ata Hingano, who will join NRL community ambassadors Jerome Ropati and Georgia Hale.

Their trip to Hamilton began at the tenpin bowling alley at SKYCITY on Wednesday evening where Vatuvei and Hingano joined winners of a SKYCITY competition.

Thursday is jam-packed with the Harvey Norman Community Warriors team travelling to schools around Hamilton to roll out the ACC SportsSmart and KidsCan ‘Raincoats for Kids’ programmes.

The community crew will take in a total of 10 schools as well joining two others for a Konica Minolta League in Libraries visit to Chartwell Library.

At 4.00pm tomorrow the full NRL squad for the match against the Dragons will be at The Base at Te Awa Shopping Centre in Te Rapa to meet fans at a signing session.

There’ll be another six school visits on Friday including Te Kura Kaupapa o Mapihi Maurea and Te Kura o Te Ararima.

Community activities continue at FMG Stadium Waikato on Friday night when fans will have a chance to have images taken in a photo booth with Vatuvei and Hingano. Before the NRL kick-off at 8.00pm, Vatuvei will also be firing the Canterbury of New Zealand T-shirt cannon into the crowd giving fans a chance to win a CCC Vodafone Warriors T-shirt.   

This Friday’s match is first time the Vodafone Warriors have taken a home game to Hamilton.

The key focus of the game day progreamme will be supporting the fight against brain cancer in support of former Newcastle Knights fullback Mark Hughes who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013. For every CCC Vodafone Warriors beanie sold on game day, $10 will go directly to the Mark Hughes Foundation.

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VODAFONE WARRIORS IN HAMILTON

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17

 

5.00pm | SKYCITY BOWLING ALLEY EVENT

SKYCITY Hamilton

346 Victoria Street

Hamilton

 

THURSDAY, MAY 18

 

10.00am | COMMUNITY EVENTS (ACC SportSmart)

Glenview Primary School

68 Bruce Avenue

Glenview

Attending | Vodafone Warriors Ata Hingano and Vodafone Warriors community ambassador Jerome Ropati

Melville Primary School

101 Ohaupo Road

Melville

Attending | Vodafone Warriors Manu Vatuvei, Vodafone Warriors community ambassador Georgia Hale

 

11.30am | COMMUNITY EVENT (Konica Minolta League in Libraries)

Chartwell Library

Lynden Court

Chartwell

Bankswood School Room 12 & Rototuna School Room 15

Attending | Vodafone Warriors Manu Vatuvei, Ata Hingano and Vodafone Warriors community ambassadors Jerome Ropati and Georgia Hale

 

2.00pm | COMMUNITY EVENT (ACC SportSmart)

Nawton Primary

58 Livingstone Avenue

Nawton

Attending | Vodafone Warriors Ata Hingano and Vodafone Warriors community ambassador Jerome Ropati

Forrest Lake School

Storey Avenue

Nawton

Attending | Vodafone Warriors Manu Vatuvei and Vodafone Warriors community ambassador Georgia Hale 

 

4.00pm | COMMUNITY EVENT (NRL SIGNING SESSION)

Te Awa Shopping Centre

Corner of Te Rapa Road and Wairere Drive

Hamilton

Central Court next to Vodafone Store

Attending | All of Vodafone Warriors NRL playing squad

 

FRIDAY, MAY 19

 

10.00am | COMMUNITY EVENT (ACC SportSmart)

Te Kura Kaupapa o Mapihi Maurea (Silverdale)

137 Silverdale Road

Hamilton

Attending | Vodafone Warriors Ata Hingano and Vodafone Warriors community ambassador Jerome Ropati

Te Kura o Te Ararima (Five Crossroads)

33 Fifth Avenue

Hamilton

Attending | Vodafone Warriors Manu Vatuvei and Vodafone Warriors community ambassador Georgia Hale

 

11.30am | COMMUNITY EVENT (ACC SportSmart and KPMG)

Rhodes Street School

7 Rhodes Street,

Dinsdale

Attending | Vodafone Warriors Ata Hingano and Vodafone Warriors community ambassador Jerome Ropati

Crawshaw School

Crawshaw Drive  

Nawton

Attending | Vodafone Warriors Manu Vatuvei and Vodafone Warriors community ambassador Georgia Hale

 

2.00pm | COMMUNITY EVENT (ACC Sportsmart)

Deanwell Primary School

Deanwell Avenue

Deanwell

Attending | Vodafone Warriors Ata Hingano and Vodafone Warriors community ambassador Jerome Ropati

Maeroa Intermediate School

57 Churchill Avenue 

Maeroa

Attending | Vodafone Warriors Manu Vatuvei and Vodafone Warriors community ambassador Georgia Hale

 

7.00pm | COMMUNITY ZONE PHOTO BOOTH (HARVEY NORMAN)

Attending | Vodafone Warriors Ata Hingano and Manu Vatuvei

 

7.35pm | CANTERBURY OF NEW ZEALAND T-SHIRT CANNON

Launched by Vodafone Warriors Manu Vatuvei

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