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Clive Thunder Win Game of the Week Competition

June 12, 2017
The Clive Thunder 9th grade rugby team were selected as our latest Game of the Week winners and had their big game against the HRS Green Machine filmed on Saturday 10th June by Unison's videographer, Kerin Greville. 

Michelle Hales, nominated the Thunder because, "we are a gutsy team who have been playing together since 5th Grade. We love playing rugby and really appreciate the encouragement we receive from our families and friends on the sideline too. We play with pride, enthusiasm and guts every single week."

To nominate your team and to have a chance to have your game filmed, click here

Frimley Stars are Halftime Heroes

June 09, 2017
Congratulations to the Frimley Stars, our latest Halftime Heroes Winners!

Frimley School

Jenna Hamilton nominated the stars becasue they love the game, do all they can to improve and always show great sportsmanship to other teams.

The stars were awarded a $150.00 Breakers voucher for their efforts. Well done girls!

For your chance to be our Halftime Heroes click here

More Great Photo Winners Announced

June 09, 2017
Storm Kemp attempts to make the tackle in this GREAT photo sent in by Susan Hunt.                                                     
Storm Kemp - Tamate Tumeke

Riley Thomas has the ball well under control in this GREAT shot submitted by Chris Finn.                                               
Riley Thomas AMS Aces

This truly is a GREAT shot of Ruby Kaye! Awesome work, Stacy Kaye.

Ruby Kaye

Parkvale Thunder Win Halftime Heroes Competition

June 02, 2017
Congratulations to the Parkvale Thunder netball team who took home a $150.00 Breakers Restaurant voucher for being Unison's latest Halftime Heroes. 
Parkvale Thunder

Amy Blakesley nominated the Thunder, because "they always demonstrate fair play and give 110% to every game. They also have the most fabulous coach Mrs Tracey Hill from Parkvale who deserves a treat too!" 

Well done girls! 

For your teams chance to be our next Halftime Heroes head click here

More Great Photo Winners Found

May 29, 2017
Congratulations to our latest batch of Great Photo winners below. 

Remember, if you take a photo of your junior rugby, hockey or netball star, you can enter here and be in to win yourself a $25.00 Rebel Sport voucher. 

Phoenix Shannon Brown shows some defensive grit in this GREAT snap taken by Joanne Hinks                                         
Phoenix Shannon Brown - Taradale Rockets

Makayla Evans shows some GREAT handling skills in this photo taken by Alisha Evans 
Makayla Evans - Mahora Gold Sticks

The Clive 4B netball team warm before taking the court. GREAT shot Maria Karlsen
Clive 4b 

Lucknow Blob Fish are Halftime Heroes

May 29, 2017
The Lucknow Blob Fish junior hockey team were selected as the first winners of Unison's Halftime Heroes competition for 2017 and have received a $150.00 Breakers voucher to enjoy together as a team.


Jane Hill, nominated the Blob Fish because, "they came together so well as a team last year and always give their best no matter what, train really hard and support each other at all times." 

For your chance to be Unison's Halftime Heroes, click here

Te Mata Rainbow Streaks are our Second Game of the Week Winners

May 29, 2017

Unison's videographer, Kerin Grevile, headed down to the Unison Hockey Stadium on Saturday 26th May to film our second Game of the Week winners, the Te Mata Rainbow Streaks.

Kelly James nominated this team because "this is an amazing young group of girls. They are now in their second season together and are really looking forward to the increased turf size! They are a girls only team (one of the few in their year 3/4 grade in 2016) and had a fabulous season last year - only losing one game in the entire season - to an all boys team with year 4 kids (they were year 3 last year).

Congratulations girls.

Great Photos Begin to Roll in Following the Start of the Junior Sport Season

May 22, 2017
The GREAT Photo competition is back in 2017 and we've received a number of incredible entries already! 

Remember, if you snap a GREAT photo of your junior rugby, hockey or netball star, you could be walking away with a $25.00 Rebel Sport voucher simply by submitting it here

Check out some of our awesome entries below: 

Ryan Mackie 2

Ryan Mackie looks to make his way to the try line in this GREAT snap taken by Patrice Morris.
Laykn Baldock

Lakyn Baldock shows a GREAT turn of pace to get away from the defence. Awesome shot, Robyn Atkenson.

Hannah Lunn

Hannah Jo Lunn displays some GREAT handling skills on the opening day of the Hawke's Bay junior hockey season. Thanks Annette Hilton for this one.

First 2017 Game of the Week Winners Found

May 22, 2017
Unison's videographer, Kerin Greville, was on the sideline for the first time in 2017, capturing all the action from the game played between the NOBM Dream Team Clean and Hastings Rugby & Sports Green Machine.

Hayley Ceselli,nominated the Dream Team Clean because,"this team of boys have been together for four years and they have continued to grow together and play some awesome rugby." We also wanted to recognise their amazing coaches, Liam Edwards and Matt Gardner, who have no children involved within the team, but just wanted to give back to the game that they love. They do an awesome job and bring out the best in the boys, week in week out."

For your teams chance to have their next game filmed, head to

Taupo’s Junior Hockey Players Recognised for Excellence On and Off the Field

September 22, 2016

With Taupo’s junior hockey season having drawn to a close for 2016, Unison this week recognised players for their excellence, both on and off the field. 

The 40 proud recipients who took to the stage as part of Unison’s annual Medal Ceremony in Taupo, were nominated by their coaches for having consistently shown great work ethic, discipline and fair-play.

Unison Group Chief Executive Officer, Ken Sutherland said the Unison Medal was becoming a highlight of the season for many young players across the region.

“This is just the second year we have run the Medal Ceremony in Taupo, as part of our support for grass-roots hockey in the region.

“We take great satisfaction in seeing how delighted the recipients are to receive their Medal in front of their family and friends.”

Great Lake Taupo Hockey Club Development Officer, Aniek Lenoir said the partnership with Unison had grown from strength to strength again this season.

“Unison’s support continues to make a big difference to our junior hockey programme – in terms of both participation rates and lifting the overall quality of the programme we can offer.

“It’s great to have the backing of a local Company, and to see them so passionate about inspiring our future hockey stars.”

Mr Sutherland said through its support of junior hockey, Unison was able to engage with children on important safety issues, while at the same time supporting the Club to enhance their development programme, and nurture a life-long passion for the game in young players.

“We’re passionate about supporting our local communities, and about keeping them safe.  Our partnership with Taupo Hockey has enabled us to engage with a number of local children and their families this year to remind them about the importance of keeping safe around electricity.”