Live Sport - Does It Get Any Better Than Being There?

In today’s world of high-definition TV broadcasts, with multi camera angles, offering super slow-motion replays and expert comments, a lot of people think sport is best viewed from the butt groove in their couch


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At Boys Trip we disagree – well we would, wouldn’t we? – because we know nothing beats the live experience. Nothing even comes close. 

It’s difficult to properly describe what it’s like hearing the “thwack” of a perfect Trent Boult inswinger shattering Joe Burns’ middle stump and having a sea of Black Caps fans at the MCG jumping around you in ecstasy, or getting a whiff of the petrol fumes and feeling the vibration from a packed Mount Panorama starting grid run through your body seconds before the lights change and the Supercars roar into life. These sorts of things can’t be truly experienced from home. 

But where the live sport experience really differs, at least when it comes to Boys Trip, is in all the fun that happens away from the stadiums and TV cameras. It’s the functions and bonding sessions our clients get to enjoy in and around the events they’re attending. 

We’ve been looking after Kiwis on sporting trips to Australia and beyond since 2006, and many of our bigger events have client functions with sporting legends as special guests. Clients on our 2023 Melbourne F1 trip got to meet British racing legend David Coulthard, and our 2022 NRL Grand Final crew got to rub shoulders with former Warrior and Kiwi Nigel Vagana who was spinning league yarns on the boat cruise to the stadium and at the client function the night before.

I mean, we get it. Sometimes dragging yourself off the couch can be hard. It’s comfy and it’s raining outside – we know how much of struggle it can be. But we also know that whether it’s rugby, Supercars, league, racing, Formula 1, cricket or MotoGP, our clients never regret making the effort because nothing beats being there! 

So come join us, for the pre-game beers, the banter, the hot dogs and chips, the ecstasy of the win, the heartbreak of defeat, and everything in between.

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