Around 20,000 Hunter footy fans turn at Voice for Mining Family Day 2017

July 03, 2017

2nd July 2017

Around 20,000 Hunter footy fans turn at Voice for Mining Family Day 2017


Around 20,000 fans and mining families have turned out in a sea of bright hi-vis to support two great Hunter teams, the Newcastle Knights and the region’s miners.


Fans, mining families, suppliers and industry supporters numbered around 20,000 at the 5th annual Voice for Mining Family Day at McDonald Jones Stadium, showing that Newcastle and the Hunter are as proud as ever of the Hunter mining industry.


Once again the Knights took to the field in their special ‘bright orange’ hi-vis miner’s jersey to show their support for the region’s miners, and the mining industry.


Newcastle Knights CEO, Matt Gidley, said today’s Voice for Mining Family Day shows that the close links between the mining industry and the Knights continue to grow stronger.


“This partnership with NSW Mining is really important to us. The mining industry makes a massive contribution to the Hunter region, and rugby league is also really important to the people of the Hunter, so we think it’s a great fit,” Gidley said.     


NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee said both mining and the Knights are very  important to the Hunter, and today’s show of support was much appreciated.


“Thank you to the all the thousands of fans who wore hi-vis at McDonald Jones Stadium today to show their support for the Newcastle Knights and the miners of the Hunter,” Mr Galilee said.





Harry Stutchbury | NSW Minerals Council | | 0409758734

Tara White | Newcastle Knights | | 0403033625


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