If you're looking for a knock out Christmas function this year then Thriller is it!
What better way to celebrate the arrival of the festive season than by showing your support for our brave local contenders and the Branches Charitable Trust.
Now in its 8th year and always a sell-out, the Thriller is not only regarded as a “must do” event on Queenstown’s annual social calendar but is also heralded as one of the top charity boxing events in New Zealand. This year will once again see bow ties and ball gowns collide with blood, sweat and boxing as well known Queenstowners take to the ring for one spectacular night of glitz, glamour and good old-fashioned pugilistic glory.
From rugby players and real estate agents to mums and musicians, we’ve had Queenstowners from all walks of life take part in the Thriller. We’ve had Bar versus Bar, Bouncer versus Bouncer and Radio versus Newspaper. We’ve had a battle of the beauty therapists and the ultimate battle of the basin between Wakatipu and Arrowtown Rugby.
This year has seen 51 applicants put themselves forward, of which 30 will be taken into our Contender Bootcamp, before 18 chosen to fight on November 25th. To get an insider's view, like us on facebook and see our "shots of the day" from training and stay up to date with everything that is happening in the land of Thriller. And don't forget to support your contenders by donating to their give-a-little pages online - all proceeds go to Branches Charitable Trust. And stay tuned for the announcement of our fantastic auction items that will go under the hammer on the night.