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THREE-PART WARRIORS DOCUMENTARY “KEEPING THE FAITH” COMING TO SKY SPORT

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THREE-PART WARRIORS DOCUMENTARY “KEEPING THE FAITH” COMING TO SKY SPORT

THREE-PART WARRIORS DOCUMENTARY “KEEPING THE FAITH” COMING TO SKY SPORT

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THREE-PART WARRIORS DOCUMENTARY “KEEPING THE FAITH” COMING TO SKY SPORT THIS MAY
 
The year is 1995, TLC is topping the charts with ‘Waterfalls’, Michael Jordan is making his return to the NBA, Bill Gates is releasing Windows 95, and on March 10th, New Zealand rugby league fans are boarding a rollercoaster at 2 Beasley Ave as the Auckland Warriors make their debut at a packed Ericsson Stadium.
 
The result didn’t go their way that day… Being edged 25-22 by the Brisbane Broncos, but what it did do was start a ride that rugby league fans have been on ever since. 
 
To celebrate this 25 year rollercoaster, SKY Sport is proud to present its exclusive three-part documentary series: Keeping the Faith. Episode 1, “The Early Years” will premiere 7.30pm May 23rd on SKY Sport 2 ahead of the Warriors v Broncos 25 year anniversary match on May 25th.
 
The documentary series will chronicle the quarter century tale of New Zealand’s lone NRL club, from Jones to Johnson, Vagana to Vatuvei, Tuimavave to Tuivasa-Sheck.
 
It will follow the highs of two grand final appearances to the crushing defeats. But at the end of the day, the fans have kept the faith.
 
Featuring interviews with some of the biggest names in the clubs history including: Dean Bell, Greg Alexander, Daniel Anderson, Mick Watson, Shaun Johnson, Ivan Cleary, Ali Lauitiiti, Ian Robson, Graham Lowe, Ruben Wiki, Joe Vagana amongst so many more.
 
SKY Sport and Fox League commentator, Andrew Voss says: “I’ll be surprised after watching this if you don’t feel a great sense of pride for all that has been achieved. The series covers all the characters, the big moments and the incredibly heart breaking ones – this is not to be missed!”
 
Cameron George CEO of the Vodafone Warriors says: “It’s great to be able to celebrate our 25-year history as a club. The SKY Sport team have done an exceptional job pulling together this series, hunting through archives, filming in Australia and carefully piecing together this three-part series. Like the Vodafone Warriors, it’ll certainly be an entertaining watch.”
 
The documentary’s co-producer Simon Head suggests today’s younger fans will get a lot out of the series. “It’s a chance to take a look back at the club’s history. If the fans were born in the 2000’s they’ve got really no idea about the start of the Warriors, it’ll be a good chance to see where their team has come from and what the fans have been through… It’s the biggest roller coaster, the sort of warts and all of the Warriors 25 years.”
 
Keeping the Faith: Premieres Thursday, May 23, 7.30pm, SKY Sport 2
 
PART 1: Keeping The Faith - The Early Years
Thursday, May 23, 7.30pm, Sky Sport 2 & Saturday, May 25, 6.00pm, Prime
PART 2: Keeping The Faith - 25 Years With The Warriors* Thursday, June 20, 7.30pm, SKY Sport 2
PART 3: Keeping The Faith - 25 Years With The Warriors* Thursday, July 18, 9.00pm, SKYSport 2
 
* Prime broadcast to be confirmed at a later date
 
Times and channels are subject to change without notification. Check your EPG for the latest channel listings.