NZ Police, Auckland Transport and the Vodafone Warriors have today announced they’re joining forces to spread road safety messages across the Auckland region.
Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George says through the partnership the club is showing its support of the local community.
“As a club we want to stand up and use our community profile to get important messages through to people that will help to keep our communities safe,” he said.
“We will be working alongside NZ Police and Auckland Transport in the coming months to do what we can to highlight key police and transport messages and we hope our players’ prominence and ongoing involvement in their communities will help add weight to these messages.”
George said more details would follow soon on what is planned between the organisations with the first initiative to be revealed later this week.
National manager for road policing Superintendent Steve Greally says this is an amazing opportunity to interact with communities in a different way around road safety.
“We believe by working together we can spread important safety messages even further, helping to prevent serious injury and death on our roads. We want to save lives,” he said.
“It’s awesome to see the Vodafone Warriors wanting to use their influence to talk about the importance of road safety. We look forward to working with them.”
Auckland Transport’s chief executive Shane Ellison says road safety is the organisation’s top priority.
“Partnering with the Vodafone Warriors is a great opportunity to help spread the message even further, and we look forward to working closely with them and the police to make our roads safer,” he said.
The new partnership adds to the work the Vodafone Warriors already do in the community, including the club’s recent “Great Vodafone Warriors Charity Day”, which raised more than $70,000 to be shared between KidsCan, Shine, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Paralympics New Zealand.
The club also supports several community initiatives including its CSG League in Libraries campaign, which highlights the importance of literacy in schools, encouraging children to engage in reading and writing.