• Our Weird and Wonderful Team
  • 2013-2014 VEX Robotics Competition
  • 2013 Kiwichallenge
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Exposure opportunities

  • Television/Press - In the 2008/9 season Breakfast Regional Round Up covered a story of the robotics programme. A feature story for Sunshine Breakfast show has been filmed with the Free Range team and Massey University's team. We have been interviewed live on TV ONE, and also been on Shine TV twice. See Free Range Robotics in the News. We are currently negotiating more TV coverage regarding our second year Champion status.
  • Profile and promotional distribution at events, crowd sizes range from 200 to 1,000 plus.
  • Promotional events.
  • Corporate / Sponsors functions.
  • National competition series, these events are run at Universities and Schools around NZ.

This will give the team a competitive edge and allow them to professionally represent the Sponsor in all situations.

Sponsorship Includes

  • Logos / signage on pit area and team uniform. Team Members will professionally represent the Sponsor and wear appropriate apparel or signage.
  • Use of the Robot at promotional events etc (wherever possible, by arrangement).
  • The robot will represent the Sponsor at all competitions
  • Promotional material will be distributed to media regarding the team and Sponsor.

Premium or Individual Sponsorship

We are seeking:

  • Sponsorship for the whole team, Premium Sponsorship, with an investment to the value of $27,000. This would give the sponsor naming rights on the robots, and priority signage on the robot, booth & team uniform.  As reigning champions we will be in the spotlight, both in USA and here in NZ.
  • Or sponsorship for a team member: Drivers, Strategy Coach, Programmer, Alliance Scouts, Pit Crew, Team Captain.. (each team member would need $2500 to get them to the World Championships)
  • Or sponsorship contribution of $500 towards a students total costs.

Outline Of Costs – 2013 VEX Robotics World Championship – ANAHEIM USA

Travel Costs: P/P Team
Air to Los Angeles
$2,000 $20,200
Travel Insurance $70 $700
Airport shuttle $60 $600
Hotel $300 $3,000
$2,430 Team of 10 - $24,300

Competition Costs: P/P Team
Banner/t-shirts (sponsor signage & branding)

Team of 10 - $4,850

Food Allowance P/P

$40 p/day
Team of 10 - $ 4,000


Deductions: Team has raised/been awarded

Air tickets to LAX x4

N/A as of yet
Royal Society grant

N/A as of yet



We are looking as a Team to recover only the costs of the competition season and to return as much value as possible to the Sponsor

Our philosophy as a Team is that the investment required is negotiable in order to maximise the opportunity for both parties.

Latest News

  • Sat
    We had another small informal scrimmage today, 10 teams competed (yes, a VERY small scrimmage). It was great practice for the upcoming National competition, with some very tough games. The robots seemed to be working much nicer today than they were l...
  • Sun
    Yesterday we had our first competition for 2014 in Auckland. Approximately 15 teams competed at this informal, instead of 20-25 you would see at a "normal" scrimmage. For those wondering what I'm talking about by an "informal scrimmage", it's basic...
  • Sat
    It's that time of year again! We have submitted 4 entries for the VEX Robotics Online Challenges, and voting has opened!   Voting is easy - register/login to RobotEvents.com, go to our entries:   Website Entry Promote Video Entry 29...

Latest Awards

gold small 2013 Kiwi Challenge Miniseason "Ramp It Up" Auckland Regional Champions


gold small 2012/13 World Arts Division Tournament Champion
silver small2 2012/13 New Zealand National Tournament Finalists
gold small 2012/13 New Zealand National Design Award
gold small 2012/13 New Zealand National Build Award
gold small 2012/13 Asia Pacific Tournament Champions
gold small 2012/13 Asia Pacific Create Award

See them all!