Community UKNIGHTED in Singleton - Newcastle Knights Open Day

March 23, 2015

A community UKNIGHTED is the focus of the Newcastle Knights community open day in Singleton ahead of Voice for Mining Family Day at Hunter Stadium on Saturday 28 March.

Today at Pirtek Park in Singleton, Knights players will wear hi-vis in support of our Hunter miners, as they mix with fans, run footy clinics with local school children and sign autographs.  

Some of the highlights at this special event will include:

  • Miners representing the region’s miners to present hi-vis replica mining jerseys to the 17-man squad for Saturday’s game against the Panthers
  • Another voice will be added to the growing number of supporters for the Hunter’s miners as the Singleton Greyhounds Rugby League Football Club adds NSW Mining to its partners for 2015
  • Power FM will broadcast live from Pirtek Park with giveaways for Knights fans and mining families ahead of Voice for Mining Family Day

NSW Minerals Council CEO, Stephen Galilee, said this community event would again demonstrate the strong bond between the Knights and the Hunter’s 12,000 miners and their families.  

“The Upper Hunter is rugby league heartland, with club legends and former players now working in the region’s coal community, including Premiership winner Bill Peden.

“That’s being recognised today through our new partnership with the local Singleton Rugby League Football Club . A jersey with the NSW Mining logo will be worn by a player in each of the club’s top three grades in recognition of the important contribution our miners make to the local community and economy.”

Voice for Mining Family Day is a major event for our mining communities and demonstrates grass-roots support for mining in NSW. This year, held on the same day as the NSW state election, it gives miners, their families and the local community a chance to make their voices heard by those seeking election to the NSW Parliament.

“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 are being urged to show their colours and cheer on two great Hunter teams.

“Today’s open day is part of our commitment to UKNIGHT with our terrific fans in the Upper Hunter. It’s also significant because the mining industry and rugby league are so important to people in this region,” said Newcastle Knights CEO Matt Gidley.   

“We want everyone to get behind this game and show just how much support there is for the Knights and the Hunter’s miners. Miners and supporters of mining can wear orange and hi-vis workwear to the game to show everyone just how important mining is to the Hunter,” Gidley added.

Notes

The special Newcastle Knights high-vis replica miners jersey is on sale now at the Knights Club Shop or at www.newcastleknights.com.au.

The Knights will also wear hi-vis replica miners jerseys in Round Six against the Cronulla Sharks at Remondis Stadium in Sydney.

Contact
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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