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Powering up our home-grown heroes

What does it take to power up the Vodafone Warriors?

Try 100 bananas, 80 oranges, 80 peaches, eight kilograms of grapes, 18 kilograms of JAZZ™ apples and 320 free range eggs – and that’s just one week!

T&G Global, New Zealand’s largest grower, supplier and marketer of fresh produce has partnered with Vodafone Warriors to supply the team with the freshest local fruit and vegetables every week for the next three years.

Vodafone Warriors Nutritionist Alice Sharples says the micronutrient content of fruits and vegetables plays an important role in maintaining health, optimising performance, energy production and recovery during periods of training. 

“Fruit and veges play an important role in maintaining the health of our players and help optimise performance. A lack of intake can lead to fatigue, muscle damage, lack of muscle strength and impaired immune function; all of which can have detrimental effects on training, recovery and performance,” she says.

T&G Managing Director NZ Produce, Andrew Keaney says the partnership is a perfect fit for T&G, New Zealand’s largest exporter of apples and a significant player in the New Zealand produce industry.

“Like the team, we are fresh food lovers. We’re constantly striving to produce the best quality fruit and vegetables to provide healthier lifestyles for everyone. We work with hundreds of growers to bring the best produce to New Zealanders and the world, year-round,” Keaney says.


“To be fuelling up these top-class athletes is a great privilege and we look forward to seeing them perform their best out on the field.”

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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