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Vodafone Warriors v Sharks

Date: Friday, July 28, 2017

Venue: Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

Game Day Hashtag: #NRLWarriorsSharks

Key Timings

Gates Open: 5.30pm

NYC Kick-off: 5.45pm - Vodafone Junior Warriors v Cronulla Sharks

NRL Kick-off: 8.00pm - Vodafone Warriors v Cronulla Sharks


‘Light it orange for Shine’ to support our match day charity when we host defending 2016 NRL champions the Cronulla Sharks.

Shine is an acronym for ‘Safer Homes in New Zealand Everyday’.

The organisation’s mission is to stop domestic violence abuse. Through its frontline services, it directly helps thousands of adult and child victims every year to become safe and stay safe.

Funds raised on Friday night will go directly to the Shine Foundation for its practical and innovative services.

Shine and Vodafone Warriors membership council members will be giving out glow sticks at the gates and in the stands in exchange for a donation.

At halftime, be prepared for a blacked-out stadium when you will be asked to wave your glow sticks before an epic fireworks display.

Visit the Harvey Norman Community Zone and take part in a Shine activity - "Hit the bag, not your partner” - and be in to win prizes.

Another game day feature will be our $11.00 fish and chips combo (save $2.00) while there will be loads of speciality food outlets open as usual.

Look out for the ever-popular mini-mod games, the Canterbury of New Zealand T-shirt cannon, the official Ray White Coin Toss and much more.

Harvey Norman Community Fun Zone

As always, the Harvey Norman Community Fun Zone will be pumping with plenty of fun activities for the kids.

The Vodafone Warriors have partnered with Tu Kaha Foundation in a fantastic initiative - a state of the art mobile classroom in a big truck. It'll be in the Harvey Norman Community Fun Zone on Friday night. Come along and walk through it. You'll be amazed.

Interactive activities will be available so parents and children at the game can get an early insight into this exciting development.

The Vodafone Warriors are combining with the Tu Kaha Foundation to take its values programme to decile one schools around the country with a specific focus on rural areas.

The programme aims to help year 5-9 children to make the best decisions possible in life by focusing on a solid value base delivered through a curriculum enhanced by the endorsement of Vodafone Warriors players and management.

The mobile classroom will be onsite at the Game this Friday and interactive activities will be available so parents and children at the game can get an early insight into this exciting new initiative.

Also on in the Harvey Norman Community Fun Zone will be the Canterbury of New Zealand tackle bag “hit the bag, not your partner” campaign in support of Shine. Look out for it and have a shot at winning some prizes.

Vodafone Stadium Live App

Be sure to download Stadium Live, Vodafone’s new game-day app that lets you live stream the action from the NRL game straight to your smartphone.

So wherever you’re sitting in the stadium, or whatever you’re doing, you won’t miss a moment.

It also lets you see all the big moments, like tries, tackles and penalties over and over, with rewind and replay. Plus, you can see player stats, in real-time.

It's available during the big game only if you're at Mount Smart Stadium, bringing a whole new dimension to your game day experience.

Stadium Live is available now for iPhone or Android. You can find it by clicking on the links below



Or search Vodafone Stadium Live in the app store. Standard data charges apply. Performs best on the Vodafone 4G network. (TBC)

Mini Mods

Don’t miss the action before kick-off when the mini and mod teams modules go head to head. This week in the under-six grade Hoterini Souths will take on the Glenfield Greyhounds and in the under-seven grade Te Atatu Blue will face the Howick Hornets.

Instant Kiwi

Digital Instant Kiwi Scratchies will be available this game day with prizes up for grabs.

Using a smart phone, click on the link to participate and follow the step-by-step instructions.

With 381 prizes on offer, you can win up to $10,000. If you are a winner of this R18 activity, head to the white marquee located in the north-east corner next to the Suzuki Ultimate Road Warrior to redeem your prize. (ID will be required)


Can’t figure out how to get to the game? Then here's your answer. There'll be a free train service on Friday night to and from Mount Smart Stadium when you display your match ticket or membership card.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The New Zealand Warriors honour the mana of the Indigenous peoples of Aotearoa, Australia and the Pacific. We acknowledge the traditional kaitiaki of the lands, elders past and present, their stories, their traditions, their mamae and their mana motuhake.

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