'Voice for Mining Family Day’ back on 28 March 2015

February 05, 2015

A big day for league, a big day for our miners and a big election day for NSW 
League fans will again be able to cheer on two great teams - the Newcastle Knights and NSW miners - at the popular Voice for Mining Family Day at Hunter Stadium on March 28.  

WATCH: Highlights from Voice for Mining Family Day 2014
Standing up for our miners with the Knights has never been more important, with Voice for Mining Family Day falling on the same day as the NSW election.
The significance of the day will not be lost on the thousands of miners and their families along with thousands more working in mining supply businesses expected to pack Hunter Stadium for the Round 4 NRL clash with the Penrith Panthers. 
NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee said that Voice for Mining Family Day will again be a fun and positive event for the Hunter community, as well as a chance for miners, their families and the local community to have their voice heard by those seeking election to the NSW Parliament. 
“The Knights and our miners are both integral to the local community, and with Voice for Mining Family Day coinciding with the NSW election, a big show of support for our miners is more important than ever,” he said. 
“The game also represents the climax of the inaugural Hunter Coal festival - a community driven celebration of everything coal mining means to the region.
“A strong mining industry means a strong local economy and more jobs for local people and their families. So if we want a strong Hunter economy, let’s show our support for the Newcastle Knights and our Hunter miners at Voice for Mining Family Day.”
Fans and mining supporters can join the team wearing bright orange at Hunter Stadium where the Knights will play in a special high-vis replica miners jersey at Voice for Mining Family Day in support of the region’s miners and all the good things mining brings to the Hunter and the state. 
And as new feature of this community event, the Knights will hold a training session in Singleton open to the community, giving local fans an opportunity to connect with the team and watch them prepare for Voice for Mining Family Day up close.
The Hunter’s coal miners share a strong connection with the Knights, with many past players and relatives of current players working in the region’s mining industry. 
“This partnership with NSW Mining is really important to us. The mining industry is huge in the Hunter region, and rugby league is also really important to the people of the Hunter, so I think it’s a great fit,” Newcastle Knights CEO Matt Gidley said.   
Fans and mining supporters can purchase the special edition high-vis replica miners jersey and share the team colours at Hunter Stadium and in Round Six when the Knights will again play in their high-vis jerseys against the Sharks in Cronulla. 
“Miners and supporters of mining can wear orange and high-vis workwear to the game to show everyone just how important mining is to the Hunter,” Gidley added.
The special Newcastle Knights high-vis replica miners jersey is on sale now at the Knights Club Shop or at www.newcastleknights.com.au. 
Chris Rath | NSW Minerals Council | crath@nswmining.com.au | 0409 758 734 | 02 9274 1419
Tara White | Newcastle Knights | twhite@newcastleknights.com.au | 0403 033 625

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