30 Jun June Wrap
Max Events’ month of June started off with a weekend full of family favourites, with the team hosting three events in the first weekend across two states.
The weekend began with Lightning taking on Melbourne Vixens, with the reigning champions bringing their A-Game in front of a sold-out home crowd. With the Vixens taking a three-point lead in the first quarter, Lightning were on a mission to make the rest of the game their own, taking back the next three quarters and bonus points, finishing with a dominating 64-56 win.
On the same weekend, the Max Events team headed to Launceston for an action-packed weekend of sport for Tassie’s Northern City which saw both Hawks and Magpies Netball host home games on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Hawks took on the inform Port Adelaide at UTAS stadium, it was a low scoring affair with the Tasmanian Hawks overcoming the visitors 64-61 to take home the four points. With the Magpies hitting the court the following day at the Silverdome, Max Events were searching for three from three wins to create a perfect start to June for our clients. By 5pm Sunday, the team had done just that. The Magpies flourished in front of a vocal Tasmania crowd and claimed an impressive 67-62 win over the Queensland Firebirds.
With the success of the first weekend leaving the Max Events team buzzing, we headed into the second week of June on a high, assisting Melbourne Storm with the State of Origin Luncheon. The luncheon was hosted at the Palladium at Crown and welcomed 1,500 patrons to mix with the who’s who of Origin, to help celebrate the start of the 2018 State of Origin Series.
We continued the remainder of the week with Storm as they took on the Broncos in their only home game for the month which was themed ‘Multicultural Round’, it was an opportunity to celebrate the broad heritage of the club and its players. Max Events worked with seven cultural groups representing seven different nations. The groups had the opportunity to perform at the outdoor multicultural festival on Gosch’s Paddock, along with a huge pre-game show on the pitch of AAMI Park. Storm were able to follow the pre-game performance with a thrilling game to keep the fans on the edge of their seats with a tight first half, trailing by 4 points, to then come back with a dominant second half and sealing a 32-16 win against the Broncos.
From an Australia classic sport like rugby league, to a completely foreign crowd favourite, Max Events quickly moved on to the annual Ice Hockey Classic. The event was taken to a whole new level this year, with the team heading overseas to run the first game of the series in Auckland, New Zealand. Spark Arena was filled with devoted ice hockey fans to watch Canada take a come from behind win with a huge third period resulting in 8 goals between the two teams and leading Canada to an 8-5 win against their rivals. The Sydney leg of the tour saw a vocal crowd fill Qudos Bank Arena to see another action-packed match with 9 goals between the two teams. The 2018 tour will take to Adelaide and Brisbane next to see which country will take bragging rights and the trophy back to North America with them.
Max Events finished the month with the mighty Magpies Netball in Melbourne, against the SSN Ladder Leaders, West Coast Fever. With an impressive first half under their belt, the Pies were putting their best foot forward to create pressure against the visiting Fever. With a lot of positives to take out of the game, the Magpies finished with a tough 57-70 final score.
Team Max Events have planned a huge second half to 2018, be sure to stay tuned and keep an eye out for our team as they bring you all your favourites in sports and events.