Emergency services on show at Mount Smart today
Sunday 5 August 2012 10:24 AM
Key emergency services are centre stage at Mount Smart Stadium today as the Vodafone Warriors highlight their critical role in the community with the club’s annual Heroes’ Day.
Activities and displays feature throughout the game day programme around the Vodafone Warriors’ NYC and NRL encounters with Cronulla.
The New Zealand Police, the New Zealand Fire Service, St John New Zealand, the New Zealand Blood Service, Surf Life Saving New Zealand and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter are represented on a day when Vodafone Warriors members and fans have a chance to acknowledge the contribution the services make in everyday life.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter is due to land on the field at 1.20pm – not long after the NYC game finishes – with Zeal Mikaere and Leroy Brown on board to deliver the official match ball.
At halftime in the main game there’ll be a relay involving teams from the police, fire service, St John, New Zealand Blood Service, Surf Life Saving New Zealand and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
The five-member teams will be challenged by hurdles, a body drag, a fireman’s carry and a stretcher carry.
The emergency services will all be set up in the D Zone at the northern end of the stadium during the day offering giveaways, brochures and other information.
Also featuring on today’s game day programme will be the SKYCITY Cheer Team, the Mini Warriors Cheerleaders and the naming of the Vodafone Superfan of the Match.