Written by Richard Becht
Vodafone Warriors players paraded the full spectrum of colours when they wore personally designed cultural football boots in the NRL’s Indigenous Round and now the works of art – individually signed – have fetched almost $2500 after being auctioned.
The Vodafone Warriors supported the Boots for Brighter Futures cause in the fight against indigenous youth suicide in New Zealand and Australian communities.
“We worked with young people at Korowai Manaaki to design the boots,” said Vodafone Warriors community relations coordinator Georgia Hale.
“Designs recognising each player’s heritage started with design concepts on paper which were then transferred onto the canvas – the boots – using fabric pens, vivids, paint, the works.”
After a number of workshops, the finished boots were freighted to the team’s base in Terrigal in time for the players to wear at the captain’s run on the eve of the clash against the Tigers.
16 November 2021
Vodafone Warriors partner Best Foods has been joined by the Warriors Community Foundation and ambassador Ruben Wiki in supporting the Pātaka Kai cause this month which encourages Kiwis to direct surplus food into communities that can take advantage of it.
26 October 2021
The Warriors Community Foundation have been supporting local schools and rugby league clubs in Auckland to get families vaccinated and ensure the city can become a safer place to work, travel and play.
How can my business help? Take the opportunity to help the community through partnership with the Warriors Community Foundation.