Album: Warriors officially take over Vulcans

----------<br /> <br /> <br /> The Vodafone Warriors and the Auckland Rugby League today announced they had reached agreement for the NRL club to take over operation of the Vulcans in the New South Wales Cup.<br /> <br /> Originally set up by the Mount Albert club as the Auckland Lions in 2007, the Vulcans have until now been run on a joint venture basis between the ARL and the Vodafone Warriors.<br /> <br /> ARL chairman Cameron McGregor said the timing was right for the Vodafone Warriors to take control.<br /> <br /> “Our original aim was to develop an outlet for local amateur players to play at the best level possible but stay in Auckland,” he said.<br /> <br /> “A lot of our club players have benefited from the exposure with the Vulcans and have brought that valuable experience back into our Fox Memorial competition.<br /> <br /> “Apart from players, the Vulcans have also provided a pathway for our local coaches, football staff, managers and match officials and we look forward to this continuing in the future.<br /> <br /> “A highlight for everyone involved in rugby league in Auckland was seeing the Vulcans play in the 2011 New South Wales Cup grand final on a day when New Zealand teams lined up in all three grand finals.<br /> <br /> “We’ve thoroughly enjoyed and have benefited from our involvement with the Vulcans and working with the Vodafone Warriors. However, the time is right for us to focus even more on our Auckland club football and rugby league at school level, especially on the back of the College Rugby League First XIII Competition’s hugely successful first season.”<br /> <br /> Vodafone Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah applauded the ARL for supporting a team which had helped to develop players and rugby league in the Auckland region.<br /> <br /> “Without the ARL’s foresight we wouldn’t have had the Vulcans at all,” he said.<br /> <br /> “We’re enormously grateful to them for making the venture possible and providing such valuable assistance in helping with the development of rugby league players and the game generally.<br /> <br /> “After seven years it’s a good time for us to fully integra



Warriors officially take over Vulcans

Updated Oct 22, 2013
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The Vodafone Warriors and the Auckland Rugby League today announced they had reached agreement for the NRL club to take over operation of the Vulcans in the New South Wales Cup.

Originally set up by the Mount Albert club as the Auckland Lions in 2007, the Vulcans have until now been run on a joint venture basis between the ARL and the Vodafone Warriors.

ARL chairman Cameron McGregor said the timing was right for the Vodafone Warriors to take control.

“Our original aim was to develop an outlet for local amateur players to play at the best level possible but stay in Auckland,” he said.

“A lot of our club players have benefited from the exposure with the Vulcans and have brought that valuable experience back into our Fox Memorial competition.

“Apart from players, the Vulcans have also provided a pathway for our local coaches, football staff, managers and match officials and we look forward to this continuing in the future.

“A highlight for everyone involved in rugby league in Auckland was seeing the Vulcans play in the 2011 New South Wales Cup grand final on a day when New Zealand teams lined up in all three grand finals.

“We’ve thoroughly enjoyed and have benefited from our involvement with the Vulcans and working with the Vodafone Warriors. However, the time is right for us to focus even more on our Auckland club football and rugby league at school level, especially on the back of the College Rugby League First XIII Competition’s hugely successful first season.”

Vodafone Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah applauded the ARL for supporting a team which had helped to develop players and rugby league in the Auckland region.

“Without the ARL’s foresight we wouldn’t have had the Vulcans at all,” he said.

“We’re enormously grateful to them for making the venture possible and providing such valuable assistance in helping with the development of rugby league players and the game generally.

“After seven years it’s a good time for us to fully integra
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