1st 1000 fans at Chiefs match to get gifts


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The Chiefs are heading to the beach this Easter and to prepare them for this unique match, more than 1000 specially-made Chiefs jandals will be given out at this Saturday’s Chiefs v Bulls match at Waikato Stadium.

The first 1000 fans through the gates this Saturday night for the 5.30pm game will be given a complimentary pair of the jandals ‘ which like the Chiefs, are on the large side.

It’s hoped these one-off Chiefs jandals can then be worn by these supporters to the Chiefs’ inaugural Rebel Sport Super 14 competition match at Blue Chip Stadium at Mt Maunganui on Easter Saturday, April 15 when they take on the Stormers.

As well as the Chiefs jandals giveaway, the Chiefs v Bulls match this Saturday afternoon will host a group of schools and sports groups who took up a great Chiefs franchise ticket offer, which doubled as a fundraiser for their respective organisations.

Amisfield School (Tokoroa), St Peter Chanel School (Hamilton), Waikato Diocesan, Morrinsville College, Marist netball and Karaka Junior Rugby all took up the fundraising ticket offer. Collectively more than $2000 will be gifted to them by the Chiefs franchise. Depending on their ticket sales, the individual groups will raise anything from $200 to $500. They will raise money while watching the Chiefs play rugby! 

Chiefs Marketing Manger Pat Mellsop says it is the first time the Chiefs have arranged such a fundraising opportunity for these groups.

‘We are pleased with the pick up from the groups in the community. There will now be more than 500 people who will now be enjoying the Chiefs v Bulls match at a great price, as well as helping out their community or sports group.’

‘I would envisage we would look to run another fundraising incentive like this in the future. It is important to give something back to the community,’ says Mellsop

The Chiefs v Bulls match at Waikato Stadium in Round Nine of the Rebel Sport Super 14 will kick off at 5.30pm. Tickets are available from Gate One Waikato Stadium, Rebel Sport, Champions of the World, Selected Information Centres, 0800 4CHIEFS or

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