Vodafone Warriors v Broncos
Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Venue: Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
Game day hashtag: #NRLWarriorsBroncos
Match day sponsor: Canterbury of New Zealand
Gates open: 3.00pm
NYC kick-off: 3.15pm - Vodafone Warriors v Brisbane Broncos
ISP kick-off: 5.10pm - Vodafone Warriors v North Sydney Bears
NRL kick-off: 7.30pm - Vodafone Warriors v Brisbane Broncos
The Vodafone Warriors will recognise their Pasifika heritage when they face their original opponent Brisbane at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday night.
The Canterbury of New Zealand strip they’ll wear pays homage to the club’s original kit the Auckland Warriors used in their debut against the Broncos on March 10, 1995.
More than that, the 2017 heritage jersey – ‘Pacific Warrior’ – not only recognises the club’s beginnings but also embraces the Pasifika culture on which the Vodafone Warriors are built.
The concept is the brainchild of artist Dave Burke, a long-standing collaborator with Canterbury of New Zealand. He brings intricate detail and a strong cultural background to his work, coupled with his passion for the game.
While capturing the colours of the original 1995 strip, the Pasifika-style treatment pays respect to the many players of Pasifika heritage who have represented the club since 1995.
On game day only, the Vodafone Warriors are offering fans attending the Brisbane clash the chance to slip on a ‘Pacific Warrior’ jersey for only $129.00 to show your support for our heritage. The jerseys will be available from the just-opened Vodafone Warriors SuperStore and other merchandise outlets around the ground.
CCC 'Celebrate like a Vodafone Warrior'
As match day sponsor, Canterbuury of New Zealand will be running a 'Celebrate like a Vodafone Warrior' competition at halftime.
Participants will run with a football from the 20-metre line to the goal line and score under the posts, unopposed.
They will then be required to execute a creative post-try celebration, dancing, using corner posts and ball or whatever. The more creative the better.
Special ticket offer
We have a great group ticket offer this week.
Get together a group of 20 or more and you’ll not only get 10 per cent off the price of your tickets but every person in the group will receive a voucher for free hot chips to be redeemed at the stadium's catering outlets.
To buy your package contact Ticketek Groups today:
Group booking line (8.30am-5.00pm, Monday-Friday):
Auckland | 09 307 5058
Wellington | 04 384 3842
Christchurch | 03 379 0597
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vodafone Warriors SuperStore
Take the chance during game day to check out the eye-catching, just-opened Vodafone Warriors SuperStore situated near Gate C in the north-eastern corner of the stadium.
Apart from the game day special on the 'Pacific Warrior' jersey, see the full range of Vodafone Warriors merchandise available.
‘Pacific Warrior’ offer
Go to the just-opened Vodafone Warriors SuperStore for a fantastic ‘Pacific Warrior’ game day offer.
Available only to fans at the ground on game day (May 27), you’ll be able to buy the stunning heritage jersey for just $129.00.
The 2017 heritage jersey is inspired by the colours of our original 1995 jersey and features a solid base of Pacific and Maori inspired artwork at the core of the design. The combination of many different cultural elements is representative of the wide range of nationalities that has made up our team since 1995.
We have a special game day offer at Mount Smart Stadium this Saturday night. For just $14.50 you can buy a dish of Poutine and a beer or Woodstock to go with it. Great value. You’ll find it at the stadium catering outlets in the East and West Stands or in the Harvey Norman Community Fanzone at the northern end of the stadium.
League 4 Life charity
League 4 Life is the charity of the week. League 4 Life seeks to provide financial assistance for former players and members of the rugby league community who have fallen on hard times.
Please give generously to League 4 Life supporters who will have collection buckets available around the ground.