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Text Message Support For Joyce's British Open

Text Message Support For Joyce's British Open Defence

New Zealand's top squash player, Leilani Joyce will get a whole new level of support when she heads off to defend her British Open title in Birmingham next week.

This year Leilani's passionate fans can send their support via text message.

Vodafone, sponsor of the world ranked number one squash player, has arranged for fans to send their good wishes by texting 021 Leilani (021 534 5264).

Visitors to Leilani's new website ( will also be able to send text messages from their PC, and the squash star is looking forward to receiving them.

"Text messages are a fabulous way to get support from fans, and believe me it really helps," said Leilani.

According to Vodafone Sponsorship Manager, Lynley Kirk-Smith, the text messages are just one more way that Vodafone is providing support for New Zealand sport.

"It can be tough for sportspeople competing overseas who don't have the benefit of a big, warm home crowd. Text messaging is a great way for people to let Leilani know that they're behind her all the way," she said.

"It's an instant and inexpensive way to get a personal message of support to Leilani."

The text messages from Vodafone mobiles cost 20c each and up to 5 free text messages per day can be sent by registering at Vodafone's site.

About Vodafone

Vodafone New Zealand Ltd is part of Vodafone Group Plc, the world's largest mobile telecommunications company with 83 million proportionate customers. The company has interests in 29 countries over five continents.

Vodafone New Zealand now has more than 889,000 customers on its fully digital network and provides coverage to 97 per cent of the population.


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