Silver Ferns at New World

( Netball fans in Christchurch, Rotorua and Papakura turned out in their hundreds at New World stores last Saturday to meet some of New Zealand’s sporting royalty.

Silver Ferns Maria Tutaia (L), Charlotte Kight (C) and Anna Thompson (R) with New World Redcliffs owners Craig and Julie Broderick.

Supermarket group New World brought members of the Silver Ferns in to its Redcliffs, Westend and Papakura stores, providing fans, shoppers and staff alike the chance to come in and meet their netball heroes, as well as grab an autograph or two.

Maria Tutaia, who was recently named a part of New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games squad, delighted shoppers at New World Redcliffs by working the checkout. Meanwhile, New World Westend checkout staff were thrilled to pack groceries with their heroes, Leana de Bruin and Grace Rasmussen.

New World sponsorship coordinator, Margaret O’Sullivan says, “Bringing the Silver Ferns to our stores provides an ideal opportunity for us to give back to our communities and celebrate this fantastic sponsorship.

“We were especially proud to see the number of people who turned out to support these talented players. As a 100 per cent New Zealand owned and operated organisation, we are pleased to be sponsoring such Kiwi icons as Netball New Zealand and the Silver Ferns.”

Silver Ferns are visiting selected stores throughout the country as part of New World’s elite sponsorship of Netball New Zealand and the Silver Ferns.

Media Release 9 August 2010 from Foodstuffs.