General 2023 NZ Warriors Preseason

1995Warriorsfan

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Day one for One NZ Warriors​

AuthorRichard Becht

One is the magic number as the calendar welcomes in November 1 – day one of the new NRL season and also day one of the all-new One New Zealand Warriors.
It underlines the dawning of a new era as the club eyes a 2023 campaign which sees the players and fans reunited at home at last after three long seasons spent apart during the Covid era.

Vodafone New Zealand announced in late September that it would be changing to One New Zealand in early 2023.

Just a month earlier the company committed to partnering with the Warriors until the end of the 2026 season, a relationship that will total 28 years, with potential to renew on the horizon.

This transformational change coincides with the One New Zealand Warriors embarking on a journey featuring new head coach Andrew Webster, new signings Mitchell Barnett, Jackson Ford, Te Maire Martin, Luke Metcalf, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Marata Niukore and Dylan Walker plus the return of Andrew McFadden as general manager recruitment, development and pathways.

“This reinforces our long-standing commitment to the Warriors,” said Joe Goddard, incoming director of experience and commercial, One New Zealand.

“We see this as an opportunity to help reinvigorate the team after the challenging border restrictions presented over the last few seasons. There is a lot of fresh energy that comes with change and we see that energy as something the players can tap into, heading into the 2023 season. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, this is our year.”

One New Zealand represents a renewed commitment to Aotearoa that parallels the Warriors’ representation of the country, with the new One New Zealand business 100% focused on New Zealand.
One New Zealand reflects deep connections and legacy within the country, as well as an ambitious future for Aotearoa.

The Warriors share that ambition and drive for the future, both through their magic on the field and work within their community. The Warriors and One New Zealand both exist as one team standing for one nation.

“The partnership between Vodafone and the Warriors is an enduring one, spanning 24 years as of 2022, starting before some of our players were even born,” said One New Zealand Warriors CEO Cameron George.
“We view this transformation and what it stands for as one which will enhance our mana and better represent who the Warriors are. We’re excited to tackle the future with One New Zealand by our side, with big ambitions on and off the field.”
 
mrblonde

mrblonde

Sponsor name shouldn't be part of our titl...? Is it the Sportsbet Sea Eagles? The Crown Storm?
In all internal emails to fans and talking to the media etc, they are the Sportsbet Sea Eagles, Crown Storm etc (or some varation thereof).

Sponsors do not exist as nice, benevolent folk who give clubs money for no publicity or benefit for themselves. If I sponsor your team, you're the Mr Blonde Whatyamacallems in each and every fan email/letter/event and media release...Or the money goes away and you can bugger off and get yourself another sponsor.

As to the pre-season. I never have pre-seasons as I never have off-seasons. But I'm thinking of changing things up this season as, yeah, um, well, last season wasn't really up to scratch. I thinking of starting with Absolut Vodka and Coke rather than a White Wine this upcoming season, although Coke Zero has retired and now Coke Zero Sugar has come along, this means Coke Zero Sugar will have to form a combination with the Bluebird Original pairing, Salt and Vinegar and Sour Cream and Chives, who I'm having on a train and trial basis so the Bluebird Thincut pairing, also Salt and Vinegar and Sour Cream and Chives, could find themselves released. Cassava Vegetable Crisps might be used during the Origin period or as bench options.

I think these changes are just the ticket for a successful 2023. At the very least I'll be able to eat and drink to take my mind off the crap I'm watching on TV....It's working with my EPL watching so far, so fingers crossed for the Warriors.

Anyway, the Warriors can't train the house down as the Labour government need that house to help it fulfill the 100,000 houses pledge.
 
Wellington Warrior

Wellington Warrior

Already the hardest pre-season ever.
Have they actually started any training yet? Have seen nothing from the club about anyone doing anything yet… the only thing I’ve seen was from the mahi man posting a video of himself carrying drinks!

Luke Metcalf only left Aussie today… so with the WC players and coaches away, might only be NSW cup team training
 
Canadian_WarriorFan

Canadian_WarriorFan

Have they actually started any training yet? Have seen nothing from the club about anyone doing anything yet… the only thing I’ve seen was from the mahi man posting a video of himself carrying drinks!

Luke Metcalf only left Aussie today… so with the WC players and coaches away, might only be NSW cup team training
Josh Curran is in Auckland, saw him at the Breakers game yesterday.
 

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