One Tribe joins forces with The Pink Bin Company
Vodafone One Tribe have announced a new sponsorship arrangement and the release of a one-time Warriors playing strip to mark the occasion.
Beginning with the Warriors next home game against the Manly Sea Eagles, the One Tribe will be joined by new sponsors The Pink Bin Company, a newcomer to New Zealand with a strong focus on recycling initiatives in the chemical waste industry.
One Tribe spokesman Tom Scamola is thrilled with the new arrangement.
"This is a great deal for everyone concerned" said Mr Scamola. "WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re thrilled to join forces with The Pink Bin Company, and look forward to working closely with them to provide our fans with an outstanding experience at home games, as well as beginning to educate them on the dangers of chemical waste around the home".
The new joint venture will officially begin once the NRL have approved the one-time playing strip, which the Warriors hope to be able to wear as soon as possible.
"Basically, all new jerseys, promotional or not, need to go through the right channels" says Mr Scamola. "WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re hoping to get NRL approval as soon as possible, and ideally the Warriors will be wearing the jerseys for their next match against the Manly Sea Eagles".
The one-off strip, combining the traditional Warriors colours of black and silver with a splash of pink added to the mix, will also feature the One Tribe "jigsaw" logo Ã¢â‚¬â€œ "a true fans jersey", according to Mr Scamola.
A picture of the proposed new Warriors jersey
"This picture represents what has been sent to the NRL for approval, and we'll do the fine-tuning once the thumbs-up has been received"
"While the jersey may have been 'fast-tracked' through the design process, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re very pleased with the result. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re confident that our fans will snap these jerseys up as soon as we can get them out there"
"Who knows - if we get the reaction we're expecting, these new designs could become permanent for next week and beyond."