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Abdo visits Vodafone Warriors at Central Coast base

NRL CEO Andrew Abdo has had an audience with the full Vodafone Warriors squad at their training base in Tuggerah on the New South Wales Central Coast.

Abdo caught up with the players to pass on the NRL’s appreciation for their commitment and sacrifices last season and again this year as they face another extended stay in Australia due to Covid-19 related border issues.

“He wanted to come up here to check out our set-up and update us on how the season is looking on their side,” said experienced Vodafone Warriors winger David Fusitu’a.

He thanked us and said he looked forward to what we can do this coming season

David Fusitu'a Vodafone Warriors winger

“He also thanked us and said he looked forward to what we can do (for the competition) this coming season. It was a good, informative chat.

“It was more about touching base with us and letting up know the NRL is thinking about us and appreciates the sacrifices we’re making again.”

When the Vodafone Warriors were based on the Central Coast last season, they generally used Central Coast Stadium for their field sessions while gym sessions were held at Erina.

This year a one-stop training venue has been developed for their needs at the Tuggerah Sporting Complex where the Vodafone Warriors have two training field at their disposal. Temporary gym, team room and office facilities have also been built in a collaborative initiative with the Central Coast Council.

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