Two mates from Tauranga are having their ultimate weekend to Auckland to watch the Vodafone Warriors take on the Canberra Raiders today after proving to be the teams biggest fans in a Vodafone competition.
Liam and friend Mike were thrilled to be told they were winners and to find out theyd be watching the Vodafone Warriors last home game of the season, centre field, from the comfort of a lazy boy!
Diehard fan Liam says winning is payback for years of faithful support.
My mates and I do a roadie to Auckland every year to see the Vodafone Warriors, so to win a trip and feel the adrenaline from the best seat in the house, for their last home game, was karma, he said.
Ive been a huge Vodafone Warriors fan since I was a kid. I never miss a game; Ive even missed friends birthdays to catch the boys on TV!
A couple from Wellington also won their ultimate weekend to Auckland for the match.
Kelila and Michael Hollis were thrilled to be told they were winners and would also have top seats in the Vodafone Supporters Bench.
Mum and student Kelila said they couldnt believe their luck.
My husband introduced me to the Vodafone Warriors on our first date and Ive been in love with the Warriors (and my husband) ever since. It was the perfect prize for us!, she said.
Ive bought Vodafone Warriors merchandise every year since that first date and have a real collection now. I wear my jersey every time the boys play. Im always yelling at the screen, so to be able to get to Auckland and do that from the best seat, for their last home game, was a dream, she added.
Winners received flights to Auckland and accommodation, a trip to the stadium in a Hummerzine, a meet and greet with the Vodafone Warriors, behind the scene tours, customised jerseys, and the best seat in the house with special service from the comfort of a lazy boy.