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A Super Rugby Super Team for Waikato Chiefs

For the 2018 Super Rugby season, Ridler DJ had the chance to work with the Waikato Chiefs Rugby Club as part of the Match Enhancement team. This was an exciting opportunity to work with one of the best Super Rugby franchises in NZ as they set to revitalise their Home Game interaction and entertainment at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton on their road to the Finals (which also incorporated their away ‘Home Games’ in Rotorua and the pre-Season in Te Kuiti).


Being a seasoned professional when it comes to speaking at events, the team at the Waikato Chiefs Rugby Club got in touch to discuss their plan for the 2018 Rugby Season and if I would be interested in coming on board as their main Ground Announcer for the home games and being their ‘official voice’ for key information, sponsor messages, score updates and more. I was honoured and couldn’t wait to get started and give them Chiefs fans something new and more engaging than what they had previously.



The Waikato Chiefs also added as part of their revitalisation of the Home Games 2 new ‘on the field announcers’ for important information during the games covering player substitution as it happened and the opportunity to engage further with the fans on the ground to make it both an exciting and informing experience. Another DJ located within the stadium provided the right mix of music to ensure the crowd attending was upbeat about the game while adding to the experience of attending a Home Game to see their team play on their turf. All put together by the experienced team at SBI Productions.


With all this added this season, it meant a few new faces and tweaks to get it right but it was the teamwork and the end goal in mind that made the season fun for fans as well as for those behind the scenes. It was different and feedback had been overwhelming positive. It’s been a fantastic year working with the Waikato Chiefs and certainly hope to be involved again with the team for the next season and beyond!



Auckland ITU World Triathlon

This weekend the Auckland ITU World Series is back in New Zealand. Along with the worlds best vying for supremacy in the Elite Women’s and Elite Men’s races, the Barfoot & Thompson World Triathlon event also features a range of mass participation races open to anyone to enter.

Again, in 2015 The Ridler Mobile DJ is part of the Sports Presentation Team providing the music throughout the weekend as part of the event Expo on Saturday and for the various events and Elite Races on the Sunday.

For the last 3 years, since the event came to Auckland, we’ve proud to be part of the team bringing the atmosphere to Queen’s Wharf in and around the Transition Area and spectator areas in front of The Cloud. This includes all of the official sound requirements including pre-race & transition music/effects and for the medal ceremonies at the conclusion of the Elite Events.

We’re excited to be involved in such an amazing event and if you get the chance make sure you head down to the Auckland CBD and Queen’s Wharf area to check out some of New Zealand’s best triathletes take on the World’s best right here in Auckland. Get more details on the event HERE

Event DJ
Auckland ITU World Triathlon
Auckland Waterfront & CBD
28 & 29 March 2015

Fast5 Netball Auckland World Series

Get ready to witness netball like you’ve never seen it played at Vector Arena before!

The Fast5 Auckland Netball World Series is a high-speed, high-octane variant on the traditional game played by the world’s top six netballing nations—New Zealand (the Fast5 Ferns), Australia, England, Jamaica, South Africa and Malawi. Since its original launch as FastNet in 2009, it has proven a hit with players and spectators, including an international TV audience. The evolution of the game to Fast5 will provide fans with an even greater spectacle.

Continuing our involvement is some of Auckland’s (and New Zealand’s) biggest events this year, The Ridler Mobile DJ i sonce again providing the music for this amazing action packed netball series, in Auckland this November 9-11!

Get more details on the awesome Fast5 Netball Auckland World Series event here – http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/netball/fast-five/