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The Gold Brigade

Discussion in 'The Gold Brigade - Wallabies Supporters Group' started by spikhaza, Jun 16, 2014.

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  1. spikhaza Arch Winning (36)

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    This doesn't have a thread anywhere I can find, so creating one here.

    The ARU seemed to have backed the creation of a supporter group called the gold brigade, which I approve of.

    There Facebook is here: https://www.facebook.com/TheGoldBrigade?fref=photo

    Be sure to chuck them a like and like the stuff they post. Tell yer mates as well.

    Meantime Sydneysiders, buy up those supporter bay tickets to Saturday's game and go to the tailgate party.
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  2. Cpt Crow Eater Chris McKivat (8)

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    Great initiative, hope it spreads to other cities soon!
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  3. the sabanator Ron Walden (29)

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    Anything is an improvement on nothing to actually get a few people into the grounds
  4. barbarian Michael Lynagh (62)

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    They should be modelling it off Blatchey's Blues, which they do for Origin games in Sydney. For a cheap ticket you get a wig, a shirt and a license to go crazy.
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  5. spikhaza Arch Winning (36)

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    Definitely Barbo. Also group bookings with the mates - get rowdy.

    Persons caught demonstrating social behaviour to be evicted
  6. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    More details from the front page:

    Wallaby France Test match

    There are 750 tickets available in a dedicated supporters bay for the final test match against the French in Sydney.

    Bring your mates, wear your brightest Gold and join the Brigade on game day at the Gold Brigade tailgate party in Moore Park. Help them form an army as they march as one into the stadium shortly before kick off.

    Tickets are just $49

    Book your tickets here: http://bit.ly/1joSaGk with the password: GOWALLABIES

    Includes entry into the Moore Park Tailgate party from midday

    Once you’ve booked your tickets, post of photo of it onto the Gold Brigade Facebook page and you will go into the draw to win 2 signed rugby balls.

    One is signed by all the captains of all of the world 7s team.

    And the other is signed by the Lions team.

    Like their Facebook page to stay up to date with personal messages from Wallabies and Wallaby Coaching staff

    Gold Brigade Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheGoldBrigade -

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/GoldBrigade

    Instagram: The Gold Brigade
  7. spikhaza Arch Winning (36)

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    Solid move by all involved to set this up.

    Also a solid move to make sure all stakeholders are involved. It has the backing of the ARU & thus by extension FoxSports, but the organic connection to the community via this site which is great.

    They appear to have labelled the supporters section the 'Gold Mine' which I think is brilliant, bring it on.

    Does anyone with some kind of inside knowledge know if they will do this at the bledisloe? it would be brilliant and definitely take the atmosphere up a few notches
  8. JSRF10 Dick Tooth (41)

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    The Wallabies were doing a signing in Asics shop in QVB building in Sydney CBD this lunchtime. I only heard about it because my mate walked past and saw the players, there was no one in there but a couple of cranky players (Beale, Cummins, White, Kurindrani).

    Why the ARU thought password protecting the fan section tickets would be a good idea is beyond me, the fans section is a step in the right direction but it needs far more exposure and no password protection. Maybe letting people know the Wallabies would be in town, and at maybe more kid friendly time would help as well.
  9. Tangawizi Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    You need to get yourself all over the Wallabies & ASICS Social media feeds. There was a bit fair bit about the GoldBrigade code and the ASICS shop appearance on Facebook , twitter & instagram but you need to following it pretty closely.

    I don't mind the supporter section being locked off by a password handed out to Wallabies fans as the last thing you'd want is to rock up to the "Gold Mine" at the Bledisloe and find a large number of Kiwis had bought tickets in it.

    But for future years, I hope they send that password out at the same time as the ticket presale info as many "hardcore" Wallabies fans buy their tickets on day 1 of the presale.
  10. Tangawizi Peter Fenwicke (45)

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  11. JSRF10 Dick Tooth (41)

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    Ah fair enough I follow the Wallabies on Facebook but didn't see anything about it, my mate follows them on Twitter as well and he didn't know anything either. Maybe they should be getting the Super franchises and local rugby clubs to spread the word as well.

    I see your point but a quick google search unlocks the password. Maybe they should follow other sports lead and have a Wallabies area and at the far side have a NZ area.
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  12. Melbourne Terrace Darby Loudon (17)

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    ARU pushed = geeez

    There was a push by supporters with experience to do this exact sort of thing two years ago with a plan to build real home support for the team and engaging new fans from across the rugby community, but the smart lads ARU thought "spirit hoods" and gold jumpsuits were the way to build atmosphere and told them to go away. Now they realise how much it's needed when Australia get out supported at home, they get desperate and push this thing. Judging by that facebook page and the similar effort from the FFA and the abortion that was "Terrace Australis", it's looking pretty awful, possibly worse than those childish "cheersquads" in the AFL and NRL.
  13. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    MT don't be so precious. We know you couldn't get it off the ground. Good for he ARU and all involved for making it happen.
  14. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Perhaps some credit is due to the considerable lobbying that some have done on these threads.

    Maybe the "survivors" at HQ ARU have acted on our suggestions.
  15. spikhaza Arch Winning (36)

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    Typical pessimism, just get to the game and be happy the ARU has finally acted.
  16. matty_k Peter Johnson (47)

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    Anyone else going to the tailgate thing!
  17. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    @matty_k Yep. Sully, Moses, Gagger and I will be there from about 12-12.15. We'll be in gold! :p
  18. matty_k Peter Johnson (47)

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    See you then. I too will be wearing gold.
  19. Tangawizi Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    So how was it? Or everyone still out celebrating? What a great game!
  20. matty_k Peter Johnson (47)

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    It's a good set up. They've linked up with a group called Moore Park Tailgate or Tailgate Moore Park. Great food, okay beers and good atmosphere.
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