Born and bred Aucklander wins a trip of a lifetime to Tokyo 2020 with Barfoot & Thompson

Last year Barfoot & Thompson launched their ‘Check In and Win’ mobile site giving attendees to the company’s sponsored events the chance to win a trip for two to the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Inaugural winner Liz Gill, a born and bred Aucklander, is off to the Olympic Games this year after checking in at only one Barfoot & Thompson sponsored event in 2019.

Liz is a keen netballer and touch rugby player but is looking forward to watching any sport at the games. “It is just so exciting, it is something I never dreamed would happen - I never would have thought that I would be going to the Olympics.”

The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) is also thrilled to have their partners offering additional support to the country’s Olympics campaign.

DJ Forbes, former Olympian and NZOC representative said, “This is huge for us, having partners like Barfoot & Thompson that are willing to help create the hype needed to get the country behind the team.”

 “We wanted to offer something extra to event-goers and fans who support and attend our sponsored events. We are delighted for Liz and her cousin, who she’s chosen to join her on the trip, to support the New Zealand Team with us in Tokyo. It’s really important to us to give back to the people in our communities, and this is just another way we can do so,” said Barfoot & Thompson Managing Director, Peter Thompson.

Liz checked in at a Northern Mystics game, her first ever live netball match, and encourages others to check in, “Just do it - you never know, I never dreamed I would go to the Olympics -  look at what can happen!”

Further enquiries:

Matt France - 027 253 3701