NRL Round 19
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles v New Zealand Warriors 3.30pm WST (5.30pm EST)
Saturday 16 July 2016
nib Stadium, Perth
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and New Zealand Warriors are set to light up Western Australia with a blockbuster NRL Premiership match at Perth’s nib Stadium on Saturday 16 July.
In a ground breaking initiative, the Sea Eagles have partnered with the Warriors to play an annual match in Perth that will see the Clubs work collaboratively in promoting the fixture in Western Australia.
The game is sure to attract a strong crowd with both sides featuring plenty of state and international representatives. New Zealand representatives including Martin Taupau, Steve Matai, Lewis Brown, Peta Hiku (Manly), Shaun Johnson, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Issac Luke and Simon Mannering (Warriors) will be well received by the large contingent of Kiwi expatriates living in Western Australia.
Manly Warringah CEO Joe Kelly said that the match shapes up as one of the must see fixtures of 2016.
“It’s always a great contest between the Sea Eagles and Warriors. The high number of Kiwis playing for both Clubs adds to the occasion given the large expatriate community living in Perth. This promises to be a great match played in front of a huge crowd at Perth’s premier rectangular stadium,” Kelly said.
Kelly added that the Sea Eagles are excited to be working with the Warriors to make the event a great success for both Clubs on and off the field.
“It was important to us when considering a Perth opponent to find an NRL Club that was willing to be an event partner and not just a visiting team. The Warriors are a progressive Club with an exciting roster and were a natural choice to approach,” Kelly said.
“Through the partnership both Clubs will support the event through media, marketing and player appearances.”
The Sea Eagles are seeking to engage with corporate partners based in WA through a range of partnership and match day hospitality options. The Club today also launched a WA Membership which includes a category one match ticket and an exclusive meet and greet with Manly players.
Manly have historically taken two home matches away from Brookvale Oval each year. In 2015 home matches were played in Albury and Gosford.
The Club will soon announce a new official travel partner that will bundle packages for Sea Eagles Members and supporters for the Club’s interstate matches. The ticket on-sale date will be announced soon.