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Two lucky Vodafone Warriors members Robert and Cleo Anderson won an Air New Zealand flight package and match tickets to attend the Vodafone Warriors’ home game against the Canberra Raiders at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday.

The Gold Coast couple were flown from Brisbane to Auckland with accommodation laid on for two nights at the SKYCITY Grand.

“Our Australian-based members are unique because they have the option to support 15 other clubs (in their area) but they choose to take on the challenge of representing us in the stands surrounded by the opposition,” said Vodafone Warriors memberships manager Shani Willemsen.

“Many of our members in Australian haven’t experienced a game day at Mount Smart Stadium so fortunately we were able to offer this experience to Rob and Cleo thanks to Air New Zealand and SKYCITY.”

After the game, they headed to Andy’s Burgers and Bar at SKYCITY for the meet the team after-match function.

The members’ package was drawn when more than 200 guests turned up for another sell-out event on the Gold Coast following the Vodafone Warriors’ 34-12 14th-round victory over the Titans, the same day Ryan Hoffman marked his 300th NRL appearance.

Members and fans mixed and mingled with the players at the event held at Bond University.

MC Gordon Gibbons drew 20 names out of a hat for a game of heads or tails which cut the number of contestants to five.

After a signing session, Vodafone Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck drew the winner, announcing Cleo and her husband Rob had won the trip.

“The club wouldn’t exist without the support of our members, near or far,” said Willemsen.

“We can’t thank Air New Zealand and SKYCITY enough for creating this amazing prize package for two of our members.”

Rob and Cleo said they had a fantastic time throughout the weekend which was highlighted by Rob joining Tuivasa-Sheck and Canberra captain Jarrod Croker on the field for the Ray White Coin Toss.

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