Kiwi Teams Revealed for Australian Spartan
Australian Spartan premieres Sunday 4 March, 7pm on TVNZ 2 and on TVNZ OnDemand. Australian Spartan is filmed and Produced in Brisbane by Eureka/Matchbox Pictures for Channel Seven in Australia in partnership with TVNZ for New Zealand.
Inspired by the world-wide fitness phenomenon Spartan Race, “this is one of the world’s toughest team-based obstacle courses around. Teams of three from New Zealand and Australia will have to work together as they race through a series of specially designed obstacles engineered to challenge their ability to work together in the biggest test of teamwork ever.”
“After a series of Heats and a Semi-Final, ten grand finalists compete in an extended Spartan course. From there, the two teams left standing will then race head-to head in a specially designed Grand Final course. Only one team will rise and become the ultimate Australian Spartans and take home the grand prize of AU $150,000. Who will reign supreme, a Kiwi or Aussie team?”
With two seasons of the American format broadcast on NBC, the popular competition has also seen a localised version commissioned in Denmark.
TVNZ has revealed the Kiwi teams that will be tackling the epic Spartan course:
Richard, Maysie, Justin – WAIKATO
Being fit and active is part of the job for these NZ Police officers. Not afraid of a bit of friendly rivalry, they’ve travelled across the Tasman to show the Aussie Police force how it’s done! Used to working as a team and operating in high-pressure environments, will their skill-set withstand the epic test of the Spartan arena?
FISH OUT OF WATER
Jamie, Teneale, Paul – AUCKLAND
These true New Zealand heroes spend their days saving lives, and in their spare time you’ll find them out on the open water. These friends came together through their love of the ocean and boast Olympic and World kayak titles between them. Will their winning streak continue onto the Spartan course?
JAMES AND THE PEACHES
Tanya, James, Hania – WAIKATO / COROMANDEL
Don’t be fooled by this team’s attire! This group of friends thrives on competition and takes their place in the game immensely seriously. Their individual strengths come together to form an unstoppable team, and their drive and discipline could see them go far in the competition.
Dan, Aaron, Jayden – WAIKATO
The bromance is real for these salt of the earth Kiwi mates and their friendship leads them to the heights of the Spartan course. Keen CrossFitters, the guys thrive under competition pressure and crave a challenge. Their down to earth approach could be their strength…or their downfall.
Josh, Adam, Nick – AUCKLAND
The demands of the job require these ultra-fit Kiwi firefighters to be in top physical condition. With iron man, stuntman and ex-Royal Marine adding to their credentials, they’re an unstoppable team. Putting their lives on the line every day, they’re used to working in an environment where teamwork is essential, but will the Spartan course prove to be too much?
Australian Spartan Premieres in NZ March 4th
Australian Spartan premieres Sunday 4 March, 7pm on TVNZ 2 and on TVNZ OnDemand.