Following the ASGA and HEXIS Australia Wrap Battle at Visual Impact Sydney, the two Australian champions head off to New Zealand, to battle for a trans-Tasman title at the NZ Sign & Print Expo next week.

Hayden Bryant of Attention Signs & Embroidery in Mittagong NSW and Rafael Sena of Auto Artisan Group Pendle Hill NSW won the right to represent Australia from a field of wrap specialists from around the country who competed during the recent Visual Impact Sydney.

Bryant and Sena achieved the best times in the fast and furious heats which ran throughout the trade show in May – Bryant with 12 minutes 10 seconds and Sena with 12 minutes 25 seconds. They also achieved outstanding results, a prerequisite for selection. 

The two champions are now heading to New Zealand for an all-expenses paid trip by Hexis to compete in the trans-Tasman Hexis Wrap Battle, which will be held at the NZSDA Sign & Print Expo. 

Mick Harrold, president of ASGA, wished the duo well in defending the title, which was won by Australia last time the competition was held.

“The Wrap Battle is always a great demonstration of speed and skill, and we were blown away by the talent shown by all the competitors,” Harrold said. “It’s quite an achievement for Rafael and Hayden to have come out at the front of what was an enormously impressive field and we certainly wish them well in this next stage.

“Hexis not only conceived this great competition but is sponsoring the two finalists to attend the New Zealand event. It’s a credit to them to have created an event which is a fantastic highlight wherever it is staged, and really showcases our industry.”

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