On Friday night, the Physical Disability Rugby League NZ put on a spectacular curtain raiser before the Warriors v Sharks clash.

Sky TV followed their pre-game preparations and captured just how much it meant for the players to run out at Mt Smart.

Physical Disability Rugby League NZ curtain raiser Vodafone Warriors v Sharks

Physical Disability Rugby League New Zealand inaugural curtain raiser for the Vodafone Warriors v Cronulla Sharks last night. What a privilege to take to the field at Mt Smart in front of friends, family, supporters and the awesome crowd. Too many to thank personally, but huge shout out to Petrece Kesha (Vodafone Warriors community relations manager) for her excellent first job of refereeing PDRL, to Georgia Hale ( Vodafone Warriors community coordinator) for making this happen and looking after us so well last night. to James Gavet our ambassador for coming in and encouraging everyone before the game. Coaches Ray and Fred, outstanding job -again. Captains Gary Endacott and Bruce Cross, thankyou for your leadership on and off the field, family – we couldn't do this without you all, to our athletes you are all amazing human beings and we are so proud of each and everyone of you for the effort you put in week after week and now to have played on Mt Smart is a dream come true. Last shout out to George Tonna the founder of PDRL, without your dream, your passion and your determination none of this would be happening. Thank you to Kerry, Courtney, Rob and the whole Sky Production for your awesome footage of our night and for capturing what we are about…enjoy everyone –

Posted by Physical Disability Rugby League NZ on Friday, 29 June 2018