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Wellington Warrior

Warriors 1st Grader
May 15, 2012
5,433
Wellington, New Zealand
Warriors left devastated after history-making jerseys stolen from club van
MARVIN FRANCE

Last updated 10:10, March 26 2018

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Shaun Johnson celebrates kicking the winning-field goal against the Raiders.

The Warriors' incredible weekend finished on a sour note after thousands of dollars worth of equipment, along with their history-making playing gear, was stolen from a club van on Sunday night.

After staging an epic comeback against Canberra on Saturday to start an NRL season 3-0 for the first time, the team arrived back in Auckland the following day.

However, due to the Ed Sheeran concert at Mt Smart Stadium, Warriors staff were unable to gain access to their headquarters to store the gear.

As a result, the van, which was also carrying expensive GPS units and a video drone, was parked at a staff member's house on the Hibiscus Coast, north of Auckland, and broken into overnight.

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The Warriors have notified police but chief executive Cameron George is hoping the club's supporters can help them recover the stolen items.

"It's just devastating for the club," George told Stuff. "It's sad to think these guys out to represent this country with commitment and passion and are doing really well at the moment and we get hammered with that.

"We're only taking about a small number of the public that are involved in the theft. But we're calling on all of our fans to get together and contact the club if they see or hear anything."

George said someone may have followed the van home but hopes getting the message out to the public will deter the thieves from trying to sell the jerseys online.

"We've lost all of our playing kit from the weekend, GPS equipment, computers, drones and numerous other items that's both devastating from the immediate operational aspect and just from us in general.

"So we're asking everyone to keep a look out for all that stuff, it's easily identifiable."

- Stuff
 

Inruin

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May 19, 2012
8,732
Auckland
Warriors left devastated after history-making jerseys stolen from club van
MARVIN FRANCE

Last updated 10:10, March 26 2018

1522012522144.jpg

DAVID NEILSON/PHOTOSPORT

Shaun Johnson celebrates kicking the winning-field goal against the Raiders.

The Warriors' incredible weekend finished on a sour note after thousands of dollars worth of equipment, along with their history-making playing gear, was stolen from a club van on Sunday night.

After staging an epic comeback against Canberra on Saturday to start an NRL season 3-0 for the first time, the team arrived back in Auckland the following day.

However, due to the Ed Sheeran concert at Mt Smart Stadium, Warriors staff were unable to gain access to their headquarters to store the gear.

As a result, the van, which was also carrying expensive GPS units and a video drone, was parked at a staff member's house on the Hibiscus Coast, north of Auckland, and broken into overnight.

READ MORE:
* Warriors 'can get better'
* RTS hails Warriors' grit
* Lisone faces ban


The Warriors have notified police but chief executive Cameron George is hoping the club's supporters can help them recover the stolen items.

"It's just devastating for the club," George told Stuff. "It's sad to think these guys out to represent this country with commitment and passion and are doing really well at the moment and we get hammered with that.

"We're only taking about a small number of the public that are involved in the theft. But we're calling on all of our fans to get together and contact the club if they see or hear anything."

George said someone may have followed the van home but hopes getting the message out to the public will deter the thieves from trying to sell the jerseys online.

"We've lost all of our playing kit from the weekend, GPS equipment, computers, drones and numerous other items that's both devastating from the immediate operational aspect and just from us in general.

"So we're asking everyone to keep a look out for all that stuff, it's easily identifiable."

- Stuff
I dont know why but whenever I hear match worn Jerseys going missing I think of mt.wellington mt.wellington

Can just imagine him stropping off in his lounge with a complete set of game worn match jerseys hanging on the walls.....
 

BiggerD

1st Grade Fringe
May 15, 2012
1,275
Sydney
Jeez about 6 months ago Fans where burning Warriors gear
Now they are stealing it.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/leagu...er-historymaking-jerseys-stolen-from-club-van


The Warriors' incredible weekend finished on a sour note after thousands of dollars worth of equipment, along with their history-making playing gear, was stolen from a club van on Sunday night.

After staging an epic comeback against Canberra on Saturday to start an NRL season 3-0 for the first time, the team arrived back in Auckland the following day.

However, due to the Ed Sheeran concert at Mt Smart Stadium, Warriors staff were unable to gain access to their headquarters to store the gear.

The unmarked van, which was also carrying expensive GPS units and a video drone, was parked outside a staff member's house on Auckland's North Shore when it was broken into.


The Warriors have notified police but chief executive Cameron George is hoping the club's supporters can help them recover the stolen items.

"It's just devastating for the club," George told Stuff. "It's sad to think these guys out to represent this country with commitment and passion and are doing really well at the moment and we get hammered with that.

"We're only taking about a small number of the public that are involved in the theft. But we're calling on all of our fans to get together and contact the club if they see or hear anything."

George said someone may have followed the van home but hopes getting the message out to the public will deter the thieves from trying to sell the jerseys online.

"We've lost all of our playing kit from the weekend, GPS equipment, computers, drones and numerous other items that's both devastating from the immediate operational aspect and just from us in general.

"That equipment alone is worth a lot of money and then what value can you put on history-making playing kit?

"So we're asking everyone to keep a look out for all that gear, it's easily identifiable."

The theft has taken the gloss off Saturday's thrilling comeback win in Canberra as the Warriors made it three from three to start the season.

Trailing 19-12 with three minutes to go, Issac Luke scored a try before Shaun Johnson kicked two field goals to snatch the result with seconds remaining.

It doesn't get any easier for Stephen Kearney's side as they face another tough road trip to premiership favourites the Roosters in Sydney this weekend.

But George said they won't let the setback distract them from the challenge ahead.

"For us, it's out of our hands now and our focus has already turned to Saturday's massive clash against the Roosters in Sydney before we host three NRL teams here a week later for the Auckland Double Header."
 

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
22,510
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Been tagged on Facebook so many times over this arghhhhhh.

Glad no one has done that here lol.

Shit thing is they will need those jerseys next week but the worst thing is losing the GPS units. They use those almost everyday and would cost a mint. I'd be scouring the bushes and bins around the area. The jerseys and GPS units would be useless to anyone but the drone would be long gone.

Can't believe they left that stuff in the van though...

FYI I have a solid alibi
 

snake77

Warriors 1st Grader
Jul 12, 2013
8,907
I'm not condoning the theft. But how many sets of jerseys do they have?

I remember back in 95/96 my mate was playing a trial against the Warriors reserves in either Tauranga or Rotorua. I remember one of us commenting seeing their kit bag labelled reserves away kit set 5 or something. Mind you that was back in the days before customer jersey sizes and player kits customised to hold GPS units.

The way clubs run nowadays the GPS units would be important for interchange along with monitoring workloads throughout the week. A pretty shit thing to do at the best of times. Now that things are going well it sucks as they should be enjoying their win from the weekend before worrying about a pretty tough assignment against the Roosters.

At the moment the club should be getting some much needed praise. Instead things are over shadowed by Ricky Stuart complaining about the NRL CEO's obstruction instructions, Manly's cap saga will also dominate NRL 360. Now the club has to deal with this.
 
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