Welcome to the Vodafone Warriors' 2016 memberships  team - Andrew Purdie (left)

Welcome to your new look 2016 Vodafone Warriors memberships team.

Replacing departing memberships manager William Felgate is Andrew Purdie, who has returned home from New York to fill the position of CRM and memberships manager.

Also back in New Zealand and back at Mount Smart Stadium is 2000-2002 Vodafone Warrior Shontayne Hape. He has joined the club as one of the membership coordinators alongside Georgina Temm, who started with the club last season.

Purdie is a dual United States-New Zealand citizen with more than 10 years’ experience is sales roles, most recently working for Visual Natives in New York, an organisation providing turn-key social media marketing solutions designed to brand products and services for generating new leads and sales.

Former Kiwi Hape became Vodafone Warrior #80 in 2000, going on score seven tries in 28 NRL appearances before spending six season with the Bradford Bulls in the English Super League. He switched to rugby union in 2008 having stints with Bath, London Irish and Montpellier as well as representing England in 2010-2011 including the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

Leading the memberships, game day, events and communications operations at the Vodafone Warriors is newly-appointed fan engagement manager Aaron Lawton. He replaces Rodney Wallace who finished up at the end of last season.

Lawton has a strong connection with rugby league after covering the game for Sunday News and he was most recently Fairfax’s head of sports. In 2012 he spent a year at USC (University of Southern California).

For all membership inquiries email memberships@warriors.kiwi or call one of the team on 0800 839 839.

Go to www.warriors.kiwi and click on the membership tab to find out about our packages.