Community appearances in Wellington

Vodafone Warriors hooker Karl Lawton and centre Patrick Herbert have joined the club’s community team today on a programme of special appearances in the Wellington area ahead of Friday night’s 18th-round “home” game against Cronulla at Westpac Stadium (8.00pm kick-off).

Lawton and Herbert, both in rehab at the moment, are working alongside Kiwi Ferns Georgia Hale and Lorina Papali’i.

Former Vodafone Warriors Jerry Seuseu and Ben Henry, who are both with the club’s wellbeing and education team, are also in the Capital to run health sessions with Vodafone Warriors charity partner Le Va.

A packed schedule started this morning with Future Warriors footy clinics for girls and boys at Canons Creek Park in Porirua. Run in conjunction with the Wellington Rugby League, they follow three clinics run by the Vodafone Warriors in Auckland last week.

Created for kids aged 5-12 years old, the clinics from 10.00am-3.00pm are built around skills and drills, games and a signing session. There are also be giveaways for participants.

Vodafone Warriors centre Patrick Herbert and hooker Karl Lawton, Kiwi Ferns Georgia Hale and Lorina Papali’i and Vodafone Warriors community relations manager Petrece Kesha will combine with the Wellington Rugby League to run the clinics.

 

PROGRAMME

 

Wednesday, July 17

Cannons Creek Park, Porirua | Future Warriors footy clinics for girls and boys. The clinics for kids aged 5-12 years old run from 10.00am-3.00pm with the programme built around skills and drills, games and a signing session. There’ll also be giveaways for participants. Vodafone Warriors centre Patrick Herbert and hooker Karl Lawton, Kiwi Ferns Georgia Hale and Lorina Papali’i and Vodafone Warriors community relations manager Petrece Kesha combine with the Wellington Rugby League to run the clinics.

Wainuiomata Lions Rugby League Club, Wainuiomata | Le Va health session from 6.30pm-8.00pm at the Wainuiomata Lions Rugby League Club at Wise Park, Wainuiomata. It will be run by Le Va along with Vodafone Warriors wellbeing and education manager Jerry Seuseu and player and wellbeing and education manager Ben Henry.

Thursday, July 18

McEwan Park, Petone | Mitre 10 skills and drills clinic from 1.00pm-2.00pm. Vodafone Warriors centre Patrick Herbert and hooker Karl Lawton, Kiwi Ferns Georgia Hale and Lorina Papali’i and Vodafone Warriors community relations manager Petrece Kesha will be in attendance.

Wellington Airport | Vodafone Warriors head coach – and Wellington’s very own – Stephen Kearney arrives at Wellington Airport with his NRL side ahead of Friday night’s match. The team is on NZ429, due to land at 2.05pm. Come along and welcome the team to Capital.

Rydges Wellington, Featherston Street | All Vodafone Warriors members and fans invited to a Vodafone Warriors signing session starting at 5.00pm. The full NRL squad will be in attendance.

Ronald McDonald House, Newtown | Visit to Ronald McDonald House at 30-38 Riddiford Street in Newtown from 6.00pm. Ronald McDonald House is one of the Vodafone Warriors’ main charity partners. Vodafone Warriors centre Patrick Herbert and hooker Karl Lawton, Kiwi Ferns Georgia Hale and Lorina Papali’i and Vodafone Warriors community relations manager Petrece Kesha will be in attendance.

Kapiti Bears Rugby League Club, Raumati South | Le Va health session from 6.30pm-8.00pm at the Kapiti Bears Rugby League Club at Matthews Park, Menin Road, Raumati South. Kapiti Bears was Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney’s junior club (Kearney was born and raised on the Kapiti Coast). It will be run by Le Va along with Vodafone Warriors wellbeing and education manager Jerry Seuseu and player and wellbeing and education manager Ben Henry.

 

Friday, July 19

Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua | An intellectual disabilities footy clinic at Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua, runs from 10.00am-12.00pm. Vodafone Warriors centre Patrick Herbert and hooker Karl Lawton, Kiwi Ferns Georgia Hale and Lorina Papali’i and Vodafone Warriors community relations manager Petrece Kesha will be in attendance.